Parking for Portland Timbers / Portland Thorns
Providence Park (originally Jeld-Wen Field, Multnomah Field, Civic Stadium, PGE Park, and Multnomah Stadium) is the oldest soccer-specific venue in Major League Soccer. The stadium had its early roots in 1893 and became a more professional venue in 1926. Today, the venue is the home to Portland Timbers (MLS) and Portland Thorns FC (NWSL) teams.
Here is the complete breakdown of Providence Park parking at 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, Oregon 97205.
How Much is Parking for a Portland Timbers / Portland Thorns Match?
There isn’t always much open parking near Providence Park, so it is best to secure your parking ahead of time before driving to the venue. Depending on how far you are willing to park from the venue, you can expect to pay between $10-$30 for parking. Most unofficial parking garages and parking lots are in downtown Portland, so it is a 10–20-minute walk to the venue.
Also, street parking is another option for fans to consider if they can’t find a parking spot in the garages. However, be sure to read the signs to ensure you can keep your car at these meter lots as some have time limit restrictions. Otherwise, you might receive a ticker and or have your vehicle towed.
Providence Park Handicap Parking
According to Timbers.com, there are no official ADA parking spots near the venue. However, fans who need assistance dropping off and picking up fans should use Gate F at the venue. Gate F sits on the intersection between SW Morrison Street and SW 20th Ave.
After dropping off the fan/s at Gate F, fans can park in any stadium parking lot. If you plan to use Gate F to drop off / pick up fans who need assistance, the Timbers strongly encourage you to book your parking ahead of time so you will have a space to park your vehicle after that.
Is there Tailgating Before a Match?
While there is no official tailgating at Providence Park before kickoff, there are plenty of bars that fans visit before and after matches that you can visit. Some of the more popular bars that fans visit include The Cheerful Bullpen, Wilwood Salon, Lightning Will Bar & Grill, and the Commodore Lounge.
Can You Bring Outside Food into Providence Park?
Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into Providence Park.
Can You Smoke Inside the Facility?
There is no smoking of any kind at Providence Park.
Can You Take Public Transporation to the Venue?
Fans looking to take public transportation to Providence Park for a Timbers/Thorns game can use the Trimet red and blue lines. In addition to that, fans can also use the local bus lines 6,15,20, and 24. Finally, fans can use Uber and Lyft to get to and from the venue.
If you plan to use Uber and Lyft to get to and from the stadium, there are designated areas for calling rides in front of Lincoln High School, SW Morrison & 20th Place, and SW Alder & 19th.
How Big is the Soccer Venue?
Providence Park can seat 25,218 fans for a soccer game.
Portland Timbers Home Game Matches that are Popular
The Portland Timbers have one of the most passionate fan bases in Major League Soccer. However, some matches they play at home have more fan interest than others, including against LAFC, Atlanta United, Seattle Sounders, and Vancouver Whitecaps. Other game-day matches that draw more fan interest than others include against the San Jose Earthquakes, Real Sale Lake, Minnesota United FC, and LA Galaxy.
Popular Matches for the Portland Thorns FC
Catching a Thorns game should be at the top of the list for any soccer fans. Some better matches with the most energy against the Thorns include Orlando Pride, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, and NJ/NY Gotham FC.