MAX on the Portland Mall

I-205/Portland Mall Transit Project

Opened on September 12, 2009, the fifth MAX line connects Clackamas Town Center to PSU.

MAX Green Line
Clackamas Town Center/City Center

  • Opened: September 12, 2009
  • Length: 8.3 miles
  • Stations: 20 (8 along I-205 and 12 on the Portland Mall)
  • Construction: February 2007–September 2009
  • Cost: $575.7 million
MAX at the Rose Quarter MAX at Clackamas Town Center


  • Connects Southeast Portland neighborhoods along Interstate 205, introduced light rail into Clackamas County and revitalized Portland’s downtown transit mall to Portland State University
  • TriMet’s 5th light rail project, bringing the region’s total light rail system to 52 miles
  • Funded by the Federal Transit Administration (72%), state transportation funds (4%) and local funds (24%)
  • Connects to the existing Banfield/I-84 light rail line, allowing light rail riders to travel between Clackamas County, Gresham, the airport, Washington County, North Portland and downtown Portland
  • For the first time, motorists and cyclists share traffic lanes along the entire length of the Portland Mall


I-205/Portland Mall MAX Green Line: A history and overview of the 2010 MAX Green Line extension to Clackamas County, which included a renovation of the Portland Mall and the addition of north/south MAX service downtown. PDF