The Moda Center (Formerly Rose Garden), Portland's primary sports and entertainment venue and home to Portland Trail Blazers ticket holders and the WHL Winterhawks, opened in 1995. The multi-purpose arena lies on the Rose Quarter campus, a sports and entertainment area in downtown Portland. The Moda Center hosts basketball, hockey, tennis, and football games as well as figure skating competitions, concerts, circuses, and other special events. Kiosks for the purchase of merchandise, food, and drink are set up on all levels; while browsing, guests can keep up with the progress of sports games on one of the 650 television monitors installed throughout the arena.
The Rose Quarter campus hosts both the Moda Center and a second multi-purpose arena, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as well as a 40,000 square foot convention center, restaurants, and bars. The site hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2005 and the National Lacrosse League All Star Game in 2007, along with several basketball tournaments.
The building, standing 140 feet tall and providing 785,000 square feet of space across eight levels, can seat nearly 20,000 guests. There are 70 skyboxes that can be rented by event or by year. Skyboxes include private restrooms, catering, bars, televisions, and sound systems.
Getting There and Getting In
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on all open levels of the Moda Center during all events. Three companion seats adjacent to each wheelchair-accessible seat are also available. Up until two weeks prior to an event, guests may request a sign language interpreter (American Sign Language). All concession stands, kiosks, restaurants, and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible; concession stands also have braille menus. At any event, a guest may request an Assistive Listening Device free of charge. Pets are prohibited within the Moda Center, but trained guide dogs and service animals are allowed. Across the Rose Quarter campus, over 60 parking spaces are reserved for disabled guests.
Parking & Directions Located at One Center Court in Portland, OR, the Moda Center is easily accessible by any mode of transport. More than 2500 parking spaces are available on the Rose Quarter campus. The Garden Garage, which is connected to the Moda Center, houses 1,038 public parking spaces with 24 designated disabled parking spots. The West Broadway Garage and the East Broadway Garage offer over 1,000 more parking spaces while the Benton surface lot provides nearly 100 more. The Annex Garage offers another 350 parking spaces for restaurant patrons. In all, there are more than 60 designated disabled parking spots. Pre-paid parking is available online through the Rose Quarter website.
The Moda Center can also be reached by TriMet's Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) LightRail, which runs every fifteen minutes most hours of the day, every day. The red, blue, and green lines stop at the Rose Quarter Transit Center, just south of the Moda Center. Guests can also take the yellow line to the Interstate/Rose Quarter station west of the arena. Several TriMet buses make stops near the Moda Center, providing easy access to the arena from the airport and all Portland neighborhoods. TriMet offers trip planning for guests wishing to go to the Rose Quarter.
The Rose Quarter is also surrounded by bike lanes and bike trails. All 236 bike parking spots may be used free of charge. Covered bike parking spaces are located behind the box office and inside parking garages. The Rose Quarter also provides a bicycle repair station at the covered bike parking area behind the box office. Security cameras and a security patrol team reduce chances of bike theft, but guests should still take care to chain their bikes.