Get around the city for free this 4th of July. TriMet is waiving fares all weekend long.
From July 3-5, all train and bus rides will be free. That includes transfers, too. If you do accidentally tap your Hop card, you won’t be charged. Ticket machines will not be accepting purchases during this time. Bus fare boxes will have an out of service sign covering the money slot.
Ticket machines will not allow any ticket purchases from July 3 at 3 a.m. through July 6 at 3 a.m.
As of June 25, TriMet is no longer limiting capacity on buses or trains. TriMet is still requiring all passengers to wear masks while riding or waiting for a bus or train at transit centers and stations. Plan your route on TriMet’s website.
Here are some great places to visit via transit during 4th of July weekend.
4th of July Free TriMet Ride Destinations
Washington Park is the keeper of Portland’s best attractions. The International Rose Test Garden, Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, and more dazzling sights are all housed within the 410-acre property. The best way to access the attractions at Washington Park is on the free shuttle.
The shuttle runs every day in the summer on a continuous loop throughout the park, arriving at designated stops every 15 minutes. See the route and park activities.
Tis the season for farmers markets in Portland! In almost every neighborhood throughout the city, people gather weekly to buy fruits, veggies and other locally made goods, meet with neighbors, listen to live music and get a bite to eat. Best of all, you can access them via TriMet.
Each Portland farmers market has its own unique vibe. Here’s a full list of farmers markets throughout Portland.
Splash Pads and Fountains
Find a splash pad or fountain at a Portland park near you. Because they are located in parks, there are lots of transit stops nearby. Make a whole day of it. Pack a lunch, some chairs, a blanket and plenty of cool water. Portland pools offer free days and times to get to most out of splashing around.
Portland has some amazing picnic parks all with nearby bus stops. Swing by your favorite deli, pack a blanket and some chairs and have a meal al fresco at one of these Portland parks.
Portland is the Rose City, so it is only natural that rose gardens are one of the main attractions. Rose gardens have taken root rich history of our city. These four gardens have been public attractions for more than 100 years.
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