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Lighting display precedes Orange Line's grand opening



TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - The Tilikum Crossings lights will be turned on Thursday with a special preview at 9 p.m.Communities from Portland to Oak Grove in North Clackamas County will paint the town orange on Saturday for the grand opening of the MAX Orange Line and Tilikum Crossing.

But first, TriMet flips the switch on the Tilikum Crossing during tonight’s First Light ceremony.

The Tilikum’s aesthetic nighttime lighting display will be turned on during a public viewing party from 6-10 p.m. at Zidell Yards, just south of the Tilikum’s west end. The lights will turn on at approximately 9 p.m., framing the night sky for a 10-minute time-lapse program that will show a year’s worth of color variations, after which it turns to black. When it’s turned back on, the lighting will begin its ongoing, permanent sequence driven by the Willamette River.

The Tilikum’s beguiling palette of light comes from 178 LED light fixtures attached to its cable stays and is perhaps the crown jewel of the TriMet Orange Line public art collection. Artists Anna Valentina Murch and Douglas Hollis designed it alongside the Tilikum’s architect and bridge designers, envisioning a bridge that seems to breathe in sync with the river. Data streamed from a U.S. Geological Service river monitor located near the Morrison Bridge links to the Tilikum’s lights. Subtle lighting changes are based on the river’s speed, height and temperature. Artist/programmer Morgan Barnard will be on site, along with Hollis, to time the lighting to the music.

Independent 89.9 All Classical Portland radio station, located near the Tilikum’s east side, will provide a live radio broadcast of John Adams’ epic “Grand Pianola Music” (Movement 3, “On the Great Divide") to compliment the occasion.

“John Adams is an American composer, so we thought that was a nice nod to the bridge,” says radio host Christa Wessel.

Eighty percent of the construction materials to build the Tilikum came from within 200 miles, according to TriMet. “It’s a magnificent bridge, modern but friendly. This is an amazing piece of music, it’s got this undulating, wave-like pattern that suits the river setting,” Wessel adds.

During First Light, a river flotilla will gather near the Tilikum. Mayor of Hooperville, a hula-hoop group, will perform a glow-in-the-dark show on land, and PDX Bubble Boys will send 30-foot bubbles into the air.

Zidell Yards is just south of Tilikum Crossing at 3030 S.W. Moody Ave. Food carts, a beer garden serving BridgePort’s Tilikum Crossing Orange Line IPA, and Salt & Straw’s burnt orange marmalade ice cream will be on hand. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, but leave the pets at home tuned to 89.9.

The once-in-a-lifetime lighting event is sponsored by PGE and is the last event before the Orange Line grand opening Saturday, Sept. 12.

An explosion of festivities, live music and hands-on activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at each of the 10 stations along the 7.3-mile route on Saturday celebrating the new connection between Portland and Milwaukie.

Della Rae Shanley of Upstage Events and Cindy Thompson Event Productions started planning Saturday’s party nine months ago.

“Saturday’s events are about getting people off the MAX and into the communities to see what they many not have seen before,” Shanley says.

“The Park Avenue station will see about 80,000 people,” Thompson says of opening day. “We expect about 250 people every 10 minutes there, so we planned a lot of activity,” including music and activities for the plaza and top of the nearby Park and Ride.

Much of the activity is located at either end of the Tilikum Crossing and in downtown Milwaukie, where street parties, a farmers market, train rides, live music and a lantern-lit walk of the Trolley Trail are happening.

A traditional salmon bake and longhouse can be seen at Tilikum Village, a replica of a native village created by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. “That’s going to be way cool,” says TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch.

Zidell Yards is next to the South Waterfront/Moody Ave. Station. Live opera performances will happen at the OMSI/Water Ave. station, and bands perform all day at the Clinton Street and Park Avenue stations.

All rides are free on TriMet buses, MAX, Portland Streetcar and the Portland Aerial Tram on Saturday. MAX Orange Line trains run every 15 minutes after service begins at 11 a.m. The new A & B Portland Streetcar Loops will operate at 15-minute intervals over Tilikum Crossing after 11 a.m.

All bus lines are on their regular Saturday service schedules. 9-Powell and 17-Holgate begin their new routes on Tilikum Crossing Sunday, Sept. 13.


Transit service for MAX Orange Line stations

All TriMet buses, MAX trains, Portland Streetcar and the Portland Aerial Tram are free!

MAX Orange Line: Trains every 15 minutes after service begins at 11 a.m.

Portland Streetcar: The new A & B Loops will operate at a 15 minute frequency over Tilikum Crossing after 11 a.m.. For more information, visit: portlandstreetcar.org/loop

TriMet bus lines: All bus lines will be on their regular Saturday service schedules. 9-Powell and 17-Holgate begin their new routes on Tilikum Crossing Sunday, Sept. 13.

Lost and Found: TriMet booths at every stop will be designated as Lost and Found stations.

Station: Lincoln St/SW 3rd Ave.

Address: 229 SW Lincoln St., Portland, OR

Station Sponsors

  • CH2M
  • University Inn
  • Portland State University
  • Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Bike parking
  • Entertainment schedule

  • 11 a.m. Oregon Symphony Brass Quintet
  • 12:15 p.m. The Macrae Sisters: the Northwest’s Old Time Music scene’s finest
  • 1:30 p.m. The SlimJims: party to five decades of American Roots Music
  • 2:45 p.m. Portland Timbre: a cappella pop, doo wop and more
  • 3:30 p.m. Portland Pride Marching Band
  • 4:00 p.m. The American Music Project Pacific Jazz Crest Orchestra: award winning 18-piece student jazz band under the direction of Thara Memory
  • Booths/Vendors

  • CH2M: Learn about sustainable design elements of the Orange Line and get free souvenirs (stickers and magnets) while supplies last.
  • Elders in Action: Prepare yourself for the future by playing an interactive game; learn facts on aging and how seniors will impact the future of transportation.
  • METRO: Learn about the Southwest Corridor Plan through a drawing and coloring activity for youth; get a free bike light and enter to win Oregon Zoo tickets.
  • Oregon Walks: Win walking-related prizes, make a sign for “’Vision Zero,” a campaign to create safer roadways for all users; get a “Walktober” calendar and a special walking guide.
  • Portland Bureau of Transportation: Sign the “Vision Zero Pledge” to create safer roadways for all users and receive a free sticker; also get free bike and walk maps and learn about Portland’s transportation options.
  • Ride Connection: Through an interactive activity, learn about some of the challenges people with different abilities encounter when using transit, and get a free LED keychain for participating.
  • Halprin Conservancy: Learn about the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration of Halprin’s historic park and fountain sequence and the $3 million restoration project currently underway. Find us on the web at halprinconservancy.org and on social media @halprinsequence.
  • TriMet: Get a photo of yourself “Catching the Orange”; spin the wheel for cool “Catch the Orange” prizes and play the fun corn hole game too!
  • Nearby: PSU Art Lot

    Address: 2033 SW 4th Avenue, corner of SW 4th and SW Lincoln

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., see live performances including Renegade Rose Morris dancing accompanied by the Portland State Community Chorus, and a performance by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra.
  • 1-6 p.m., see interactive art projects and meet the artists — become part of the art.
  • Station: South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave.

    Address: 698 SW Porter St., Portland, OR

    Station sponsor

  • OHSU
  • Station Partner

  • The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
  • Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Bike parking
  • Free healthy treats, toothbrushes, activities for kids and information on higher education.
  • Tilikum Village

    Address: Zidell Yards, 3030 SW Moody Ave., Portland, OR

    The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will host an interactive Native American village at the foot of Tilikum Crossing in South Waterfront.

    Some of the activities include:

  • A traditional salmon bake plus other foods available for purchase.
  • Coloring station, face painting, temporary tattoos and giveaways for kids.
  • A traditional longhouse and traditional summer house on display.
  • Tilikum Crossing Pendleton blankets available for purchase (limited quantity).
  • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Drumming and intertribal and exhibition dancing.
  • 12 p.m-1 p.m. Canoes will paddle on the Willamette River.
  • 2-6 p.m. Tribal canoes will be on display for viewing.
  • For a full list of activities, visit: catchtheorange.com/tilikumvillage.
  • Station: OMSI/SE Water Ave.

    Address: 2210 SE 2nd Pl., Portland, OR

    Sponsor

  • David Evans and Associates
  • Station Partners

  • BridgePort Brewing
  • Portland Opera
  • All Classical Portland, 89.9FM
  • Portland Streetcar
  • OMSI
  • Amenities

  • Restrooms and water
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Bike parking
  • Portland Opera:

    A Day and a Night at the Opera

    Outdoor events on the plaza east of the Hampton Opera Center

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Resident Artists Performance. Thirty-minute vocal performance by the Portland Opera Resident Artists, including 2016 season highlights and songs with themes relating to water.
  • 12:30 p.m. Resident Artists Performance. Thirty-minute vocal performance by the Portland Opera Resident Artists, including 2016 season highlights and songs with themes relating to water.
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A two-hour working rehearsal by the Portland Opera Chorus, led by Chorus Master Nicholas Fox. The program includes music from La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Nabucco, Carmina Burana, and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as a sing-along opportunity for patrons to join in on well-known choruses from Carmen and The Pirates of Penzance.
  • 4 p.m. Resident Artists Performance. Thirty-minute vocal performance by the Portland Opera Resident Artists, including 2016 season highlights and songs with themes relating to water.
  • 6:30 p.m. Watch A Night at the Opera, the classic Marx Brothers film in which Harpo, Chico, and Groucho decimate a performance of Il Trovatore, leaving a hilarious shambles in their wake. The film will be shown at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for general admission ($5 per person) seating. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Staging Studio

    Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Costumes and properties displays from recent productions.
  • Scenery from Portland Opera To Go productions of Hansel and Gretel and The Elixir of Love.
  • Hands-on activities for children, centered around Hansel and Gretel.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • All Classical Portland, 89.9FM

    1-4 p.m. Take a complimentary tour of its beautiful new home. Get an inside look at how a radio station works while admiring such unique features as a custom-designed world map showcasing listenership around the globe and a glass-walled announcer’s booth overlooking the Willamette River. Fun giveaways and free WIFI will be available throughout the OMSI/SE Water Ave MAX Station area and encompassing partial coverage of Tilikum Crossing.

    BridgePort Brewing Beer Garden

    Check out the custom Tilikum Crossing Orange Line IPA created by BridgePort Brewing just for the MAX Orange Line opening. A selection of BridgePort’s other great beers from Oregon’s oldest craft brewery will also be available.

    Portland Mini Maker Faire

    The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and cool DIY technology. The OMSI station will feature a pedal-powered carnival, a walking beast, food carts and more! Tickets and event info at makerfaireportland.com, September 12 & 13, 10a.m.-5p.m. Visit omsi.edu/maker-faire-pdx for admission prices.

    Booths/Vendors

  • David Evans and Associates: Capture the memory of your “Catch the Orange” experience at David Evans and Associates’ two “bridgie” photo booths. Then upload your image to #PDXbridgies!
  • Portland Streetcar: Temporary tattoos and activity books.
  • TriMet: Get cool “Catch the Orange” gear including pins, stickers and bags.
  • PDX Bridge Festival: Bridge building and activities including making pasta bridges and other fun crafts; see the display of large wearable bridges for photo purposes; bridge walks provided by bridge guide Nathan Hoover.
  • Willamette Light Brigade: Purchase a new Tilikum Crossing poster.
  • PCC CLIMB: Get cool PCC items like pens, pins, water bottles and stickers, and find out about classes and programs.
  • Central Eastside Information: Pick up walking and biking maps of the Central Eastside; coupons and prizes will be available from all of the participating businesses on the map.
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center: Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Check out the new MAX exhibit called “TriMet’s MAX Light Rail: Connecting Our Region,” as well as a steam engine and other passenger cars. At 11:30 a.m., hear the Beaumont Jazz Ambassadors from Beaumont Junior High school. At 3 p.m., hear the Dick Saunders 11-piece band.
  • Station: Clinton St/SE 12th Ave.

    Address: 1229 SE Gideon St., Portland, OR

    Station Partner:

  • Umpqua Bank
  • Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Bike parking
  • Entertainment Schedule

    11:15 a.m. The Transcendental Brass Band: New Orleans marching band with the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus

    12:15 p.m. New Move: One of Portland’s must-hear fun, funky indie pop bands

    1:15 p.m. Joy Now Arts Project: Circus arts and music with youth ages 5-18

    2 p.m. The Domestics: voted one of Portland’s very best indie bands, 2015

    3 p.m. Joy Now Arts Project: Circus arts and music with youth ages 5-18

    3:30 p.m. Crow and the Canyon: Acoustic Folk Quartet

    4:15 p.m. Clevelan’Daires: 27 voice Cleveland High School choir

    4:45 p.m. Kool Stuff Katie: Indie rock infused with pop, punk, garage and new wave

    Booths/Vendors

  • Umpqua Bank: Duck into a photo booth to capture this historic day.
  • HAND: Join Hosford-Abernethy (HAND) neighborhood volunteers to learn about the rich, multi-cultural heritage of the historic “streetcar neighborhood” adjacent to the Clinton Station. Pick up a map of nearby restaurants and shops and explore this vibrant, evolving neighborhood with its ready bike access and many local businesses.
  • Maitripa College: Learn about how education at this school can cultivate the potential to lead a meaningful life.
  • Bridgeworks Oregon: Learn about how their programs take gently used equipment and provide them as an alternative to new equipment.
  • Beaverton Modular Railroad: Learn about the joys of model railroading.
  • New Seasons Market: Food samplings and raffle drawings.
  • Salt and Straw: Taste the new Olive Oil and Burnt Orange Marmalade Ice Cream, created just for the opening of the Orange Line.
  • Sarah’s Cookies: Purchase cinnamon rolls or cookies in a variety of delicious flavors, including special “Catch the Orange” cookies.
  • Stubborn Stiles: Modern art, jewelry, and bridge-inspired pieces made with an industrial edge by former architect, Melissa Stiles.
  • B-Line Tastings: Get energized when you sample some of the Guayaki Mate Orange Exuberance and Meteorite Mango. Look for the B-Line trike as it makes its way around the Clinton and OMSI stations.
  • Genealogical Forum of Oregon: Learn how to discover your family’s history whether you’re from Oregon or Ohio, Florida or Maine.
  • Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple: Tours and activities offered at the temple located at 2634 SE 12th Ave. See a beautiful, 8-foot-tall Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement).
  • TriMet: Get cool “Catch the Orange” gear, including bags, stickers and water bottles.
  • New Seasons Market, Seven Corners Store: Sample caprese bites — sun gold tomatoes with a taste of mozzarella and balsamic vinegar. Enter to win a fun prize, too!
  • The PDX Project: Squares, doormats, luggage tags and coasters cut from the actual airport carpet will be for sale. We’ll also have apparel and accessories, using the famous design. Own a piece of history!
  • Red Bat Press: Red Bat Press & The Asbury Home Company: Artists inspired by Portland’s bridges working in wood, ink & metal to create hand-crafted functional and enjoyable art.
  • Nearby: Ford Building — just blocks from the platform
  • Address: 2505 SE 11th Ave. Tour the nearby Ford Building art gallery and visit the art studios and offices that will open their doors that day, plus fun activities in the parking lot.
  • Station: SE 17th & Holgate Blvd.

    Address: 4410 SE 17th Ave.

  • TriMet: Information booth, cool “Catch the Orange” gear and restrooms.
  • Station: SE Bybee Blvd.

    Address: 2399 SE Bybee Blvd.

    Station Partner:

  • Eastmoreland Golf Course
  • TriMet: Information booth, cool “Catch the Orange” gear and bike parking.
  • Eastmoreland Golf Course: Test your golf skills at the driving range with a complimentary bucket of balls and clubs; located at 2425 SE Bybee Blvd.
  • Station: SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek

    Address: 8300 SE McLoughlin Blvd.

    Station Partner:

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council
  • Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Bike parking
  • Park & Ride lot
  • Booths/Vendors

  • Pendleton Woolen Mills: Pop-up shop features blankets, gifts, and more! Enter to win a $50 Pendleton gift card and visit the retail store right next to the station.
  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council: See the large stream restoration project and explore the interpretive boardwalk. Endangered Coho salmon live in Johnson Creek, and this restoration project consists of a new side channel, with trees and rootwads placed in the stream to improve fish habitat.
  • Sellwood/Westmoreland Business Alliance: Learn about unique shops and delicious dining within walking distance of the MAX Orange Line.
  • Claudia the Chinook Salmon: Take a look inside a 29-foot salmon-shaped trailer with fun educational activities for kids and adults.
  • TriMet: Get cool “Catch the Orange” gear including water bottles and stickers.
  • Station: Milwaukie/Main St.

    Address: 11301 SE 21st Ave., Milwaukie

    Entertainment Schedule

    South Main Block Party

  • Live Music Showcase - Milwaukie/Main Street Station 11 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
  • Presented by the City of Milwaukie
  • Visit the Main Street Station Stage to see fantastic regional acts all day.
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Norman Sylvester

    1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Waxwings

    3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Alan Jones Sextet

    5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bobby Torres Ensemble

    Station: Milwaukie/Main St.

    Address: 11301 SE 21st Ave., Milwaukie

    Milwaukie/Main Street Station

  • Breakside Brewery: Beer garden, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Did you know Breakside Brewery brews all of its delicious beer in Milwaukie and that you can sample them all at their really cool tasting room at 5821 SE International Way? You can also have some at their beer garden next to the Main Street Station.
  • Food Carts: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hop off the train and grab a bite to eat at one (or all) of the food carts. Fuego Burritos, Bro-Dogs and Burgers, Churros Locos, Top O Hill, and Prontobella Italian Kitchen will be on hand. Presented by City of Milwaukie.
  • Dunk Tank: 11 a.m - 5 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to dunk community leaders in the Bloom Dunk Tank. Presented by Bloom Garden Supply.
  • Kids Obstacle Course: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Put you and yours to the test in this obstacle course featuring kids cross fit stations combined with food education. Fit for kids and the family. Presented by The Warrior Room and School Yard Farms
  • Kids Train Rides: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free train rides for kids on a safe and fun train that circles the parking lot of Bernard’s Garage. Presented by Bernard’s Garage.
  • Climbing Wall: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults and children alike can put their climbing skills to the test. Presented by TriMet, Portland Parks and Recreation and The City of Milwaukie.
  • Portland Waldorf School: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Felted Acorn Necklaces: Transform unspun wool and acorn caps into a seasonal necklace! All ages welcome. Presented by Portland Waldorf School.
  • Mural Unveiling: noon - 3 p.m. Muralist Chris Haberman brings his immense talents back to his hometown and will showcase his latest work across from the Main Street Station. Chris will showcase previous works and sell a limited edition T-shirt. Presented by The Milwaukie Arts Committee.
  • Elk Rock Wellness, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Visit a local collective of passionate therapists to learn more about therapeutic massage, acupuncture, skin care and naturopathy programs, plus free massages.
  • Willamette View: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free oranges and/or bottled water (while supplies last). Participate in an interactive art experience for all ages and get information on senior living options.
  • TriMet: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Get cool “Catch the Orange” gear - water bottles, bags, stickers and posters.
  • Drive Less Save More - Milwaukie: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Learn about transportation options that not only make it easier to get around the region, but also save you money.
  • Northwest Housing Alternatives: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Learn about how Oregon’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing advocates for affordable housing and homelessness prevention in Clackamas County.
  • Milwaukie Rotary Club: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find out how to join this group committed to fostering a fun, service oriented environment.
  • Serbian Festival 2015: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Stop by to learn about the ninth annual Serbian Festival that is taking place only a few blocks away from the Main Street station on Sept. 12-13 at 11447 SE 27th Ave. The festival is a celebration of food, wine, dance, and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.
  • Mid-Main Block Party

  • Things from Another World Sale! 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Huge comic book sale, free giveaways and thousands of 50 cent comic books. Browse the store’s selection of graphic novels, toys, collectibles and so much more! Presented by Things from Another World.
  • Cha Cha Cha - DJ Patio Party: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Salsa dance in the streets to hot Latin beats and enjoy a cold margarita and delicious Mexican food! Presented by Cha Cha Cha.
  • Market on Main: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Check out locally sourced boutique crafts and Oregon antiques in this fashionable European-type block market. Presented by Enchente, Market on Main, KMarie.
  • North Main Block Party

  • Built by Hand: A cable-stayed bridge up close and personal, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bruce Forster will be signing his book and displaying his photographs that document the construction of Tilikum Crossing. In Milwaukie City Hall. Exhibit open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; book signing from noon to 2 p.m., Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 SE Main St. Presented by The Milwaukie Arts Committee.
  • Interurban Trolley Exhibit: Celebrating the Return of Rail in Milwaukie, 1 - 5 p.m. Learn the history of the Interurban Trolley that ran from Portland through Milwaukie at the turn of the century. Exhibit open 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; speakers from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 SE Main St. Presented by the Milwaukie Historical Society and the City of Milwaukie.
  • Twilight Lantern Walk: A Guided Tour of Milwaukie’s Trolley Trail, 6:30 p.m.
  • Free orange lanterns will be given to those who take this educational and entertaining walk along the Trolley Trail. Tour begins at Milwaukie Riverfront Park at Klein Point and ends at SE Park Avenue Station. Presented by the Milwaukie Historical Society and the City of Milwaukie.
  • Fun Day at Milwaukie Masonic Lodge #109: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Activities for Children and Adults, Local Artisans and Vendors, Photo Opportunities to Commemorate Opening of Orange Line.
  • Movie Night (‘Tommy Boy’) at the Lodge: Free admission, 6:30 p.m.
  • Concessions available for purchase. Milwaukie Masonic Lodge #109, 10636 SE Main St.
  • Milwaukie Farmers Market: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Farm-fresh produce, craft and food vendors and live music - just like the Sunday Farmers’ Market. Across from City Hall, 10722 SE Main St. Presented by Celebrate Milwaukie Inc.
  • Dark Horse Comics: Give-Aways! 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free Comics, Comic-Con Swag, and Photo-Ops with famous Dark Horse characters! In front of the Aliens window on the corner of SE Main Street and Jackson Street. Presented by Dark Horse Comics.
  • Lending Library: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Selling lightly used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. City Hall, 10722 SE Main St. Presented by Friends of the Ledding Library Book Booth.
  • National Library Card Month Promotion: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Library card sign-up; Limited edition Orange Line library cards, prizes and photo booth
  • Train Theme Drop-in Craft: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Children’s Library, 10660 SE 21st Ave., all ages
  • artMOB! Station-To-Station Art Walk: Explore the historic Trolley Trail between the Milwaukie Main Street and Park Avenue station stops and see if you can spot the sculptures and other local artwork displayed in several businesses.Presented by Milwaukie Arts Committee.
  • Station: SE Park Ave.

    Address: 2735 SE Park Ave., Milwaukie, OR

    Sponsors

  • Clackamas County Tourism, Business and Community Services
  • North Clackamas Parks & Recreation Service District
  • Station Partner
  • Clackamas County Urban Green
  • Amenities
  • Restrooms on top parking deck and on the Trolley Trail
  • Water
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Bike parking
  • Music & Entertainment Schedule

  • 11 a.m. Rich Gritty and Friends: Blues & jazz
  • 12 p.m. Jellyroll Ramblers: Blues and jazz
  • 12:50 p.m. Foxglove: Blues & jazz
  • 1:50 p.m. Pie Fight: All female rock
  • 3 p.m. Takohachi Taiko Drumming
  • 3:45 p.m. The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
  • 5 p.m. Palante: Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz
  • Clackamas County Booths (parking garage, top deck)

  • GREEN Corps (Growing Resources for Economic & Equitable Nutrition): Fresh Start is an urban horticulture and small business training program for youth who have had contact with the county’s Juvenile Department. The booth/cart business is typically open at the Oregon City Farmers Market and offers delicious coffee drinks and fruit smoothies.
  • Resource Conservation and Solid Waste: Learn how to make your own green cleaners; enter a raffle for prizes.
  • Water Environment Services (WES): Learn how WES protects public health and the environment.
  • Safe Travels Booth: Learn about safe traveling by car, foot or bike on Clackamas County’s 1,400 miles of roads, including bike repair and education with GREEN Corps.
  • Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services: Dedicated to ensuring healthy families and strong communities - find out more about how they’re making a difference.
  • North Clackamas Parks Recmobile: Play games and sports and spin the prize wheel for gift certificates to the Aquatic Center and more!
  • Read and Ride: Find out what’s new for kids and adults at your local library.
  • Oregon Impact: Try out the simulated driving vehicle that demonstrates the dangers of distracted driving.
  • Film & Video: the Business & Economic Development department will have displays and videos highlighting local film and TV projects filmed in the area.
  • We Love Clean Rivers: Find out about the annual Clackamas River Cleanup.
  • Oak Grove Village (and parking garage, top deck)

  • North Clackamas Urban Watershed Council: The North Clackamas Urban Watershed Council advocates for the protection and enhancement of our watersheds’ fish and wildlife habitat, seeks to improve water quality through partnerships with public and private entities
  • Oak Lodge Sanitary District: (OLSD) Oak Lodge Sanitary District (OLSD) provides Wastewater & Watershed Protection Services in Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, and portions of Milwaukie and Gladstone.
  • Schoolyard Farms: Schoolyard Farms creates healthier communities by teaching kids how to grow nutritious food that goes from their schoolyard to their plate.
  • Oak Grove Community Council (OGCC): The OGCC is a place where community members from the Oak Grove area can have a voice in how your community develops.
  • McLoughlin Area Plan (MAP-IT): McLoughlin Area Plan is a county mandated community organization that is focused on the future development of the area around and including Mcloughlin Boulevard.
  • Oak Grove Community: Local neighborhood groups (Evergreen, River Forest, Fairoaks, etc.) that work and play together to create a vibrant and sustainable community.
  • Drive Less. Save More.: Learn about how to get around in Milwaukie and Oak Grove and get free stuff!
  • TriMet: Spin the wheel for prizes; play the “Catch the Orange” corn hole game and get your photo taken as you “Catch the Orange”!
  • Rose Villa Manor: Buy delicious bagels & lox or choose from an array of luscious desserts!
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks: Learn about our organization, pick up a membership application, and receive a prize for stopping by. Also, stop by our open house, 11am - 6pm, for a tour of our facilities, located at 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97222.
  • Mt. Hood Territory Wine & Bridgeport Tilikum Beer Garden: Guests 21 and over are invited to taste the wines of Mt. Hood Territory as well as the new Tilikum Beer!
  • Urban Green and Community Booth: Urban Green is a local community group that works to build sustainable community; they worked with TriMet and Metro to visualize and build the integrating habitat area that surrounds the Park Avenue Station and garage. Local docents will give tours of the new forest and its ecosystems.
  • Clackamas County Tourism Sponsor Booth: Get your photo taken with “Sandy the Bigfoot.”
  • End of the Oregon Trail: Check out the photo booth with period costumes, play games and see displays and activities that can be found at Oregon City’s End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
  • South Station-to-Station Art Walk: Explore the historic Trolley Trail between Milwaukie Main Street and Park Avenue; see sculptures and artwork along the way. Walk or ride in a Pedi cab.
  • Safe Travels Booth: Learn about safe traveling by car, foot or bike on Clackamas County’s 1,400 miles of roads, including bike repair and education with GREEN Corps.
  • Parks & Forestry Campground: See a complete campsite with tent, games and outdoor activities - near the Trolley Trail area.
  • TriMet: Get cool “Catch the Orange” swag - water bottles, stickers and posters.
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