The Portland Boat Show is located at the Portland Expo Center. The Portland Expo Center is conveniently located along Interstate 5, between downtown Portland and Vancouver, Washington, and is served directly by TriMet’s MAX light rail Yellow Line.

Use Google Maps for directions. Or, plan your trip to Expo on TriMet



From Interstate 5 north and south

Traveling from both north or south on Interstate 5, follow either route:

  • Take exit 306B and follow the signs to the Portland Expo Center.
  • Take Exit 307, stay left at the fork and turn left onto N. Marine Drive. Follow signs to the Portland Expo Center, located on the west side of the freeway.

From Portland International Airport
When leaving the airport, turn left on N.E. 122nd Avenue. Turn left (west) onto N.E. Marine Drive and continue past (over) Interstate 5. The Expo Center will be to the left.

From Northeast Portland
Take N.E. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. north until it crosses over Interstate 5. The Portland Expo Center will be to the left.


TriMet MAX Light Rail Yellow Line to the Expo Center
A short 30 minute ride from downtown Portland, the MAX Yellow Line directly serves the Portland Expo Center. Upon arrival, you’ll cross the Expo parking lots west under a covered walkway. To plan your MAX trip and other information, visit the TriMet web site or call 503-962-7660.

Click here to review any special alerts or notices regarding interruption of TriMet Services.

For other traffic concerns
Visit the ODOT website or call their toll-free information line at 1-877-927-4343.

Travelling a great distance?  Use Tripcheck – a convenient and up-to-date tool to plan your visit to the Rose City from any location in Oregon.   For current conditions in Portland, here is the link to the various ODOT cameras in the Portland area.   For I-5 conditions closest to the Expo Center, check N. Marine Drive and Victory Boulevard.

Click the image above to plan your trip.


For most events at the Portland Expo Center, parking is available in the main lot at the cost of $10 per space, per entry, without in and out privileges.

If your vehicle (RV, trailer, or other) takes more than one space, note the charge is per space, per entry.
Exhibitor passes are sold as run-of-show passes only.  Exhibitors can purchase passes for $8 per space, per event day. Exhibitor passes include in and out privileges.

For more information click this link for complete details: Parking Details