Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street station

Kings Hill/SW Salmon St  
MAX Light Rail station
Kings Hills MAX station with Providence Park undergoing renovation in background, April 2019.jpg
Viewed from the south in 2019 with the Multnomah Athletic Club and Providence Park in background
LocationSW 18th Avenue and Salmon Street
Goose Hollow, Portland, Oregon
United States
Coordinates45°31′13″N 122°41′28″W / 45.52028°N 122.69111°W / 45.52028; -122.69111Coordinates: 45°31′13″N 122°41′28″W / 45.52028°N 122.69111°W / 45.52028; -122.69111
Owned byTriMet
PlatformsIsland platform
Disabled accessYes
OpenedAugust 31, 1997
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Blue Line
toward Cleveland
Red Line

Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street is a light rail station on the MAX Blue and Red Lines in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Its incorrectly punctuated name refers to the hillside to the west of the station, which has historically been referred to as King's Hill.[1] A section of King's Hill, which contains many historic buildings, qualified for inclusion within the King's Hill Historic District, the easternmost boundary of which is at SW 21st Avenue.[2] The station is located in the center of SW 18th Avenue and has a single platform between the tracks. The platforms are accessed from the left-hand side of the train.

Despite the Providence Park eastbound station being only a few blocks away, the station was added at the request of the neighborhood. It provides service to Lincoln High School and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Though one of the least-used downtown MAX stations, in 2006 a new condominium development nearby was expected to boost ridership.[3]

Artwork around the station recalls Tanner Creek, which was buried and infilled early in Portland's history, and a bronze goose paying tribute to the Goose Hollow neighborhood. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening etched Bart Simpson into the east sidewalk of SW 18th Avenue in 1996 during the construction of this station. The City of Portland has opted to leave the sidewalk intact. SW 18th Avenue runs behind Lincoln High School, where Groening graduated in 1972.

Bus line connections[]

This MAX station is served by the following bus lines:


  1. ^ Prince, Tracy J. (2011). Portland's Goose Hollow. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-7472-1.
  2. ^ "King's Hill Historic District Guidelines" (PDF). Planning Bureau, City of Portland. 2001. pp. 133–138. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Cost of prime site with MAX access: $1 Portland Tribune, August 22, 2006.

External links[]

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