Join the 5th
Avenue bus parade that at Pioneer Place and ends at the Portland State University Urban Plaza.
A lively bus parade will travel along the bus mall to promote the return of buses to 5th & 6th Avenues effective May 24. The fun parade will stop along the way to provide safety education and entertainment. At two locations, 5th & Main and 5th & Columbia, the buses will stop and people will pour out of the doors to quickly hand out safety fliers and invite downtown employees, visitors and bystanders to hop on the bus for the rest of the trip. Musicians, dancers, stiltwalkers and more will give the parade a festive feeling.
Once at the PSU Urban Plaza, PSU leaders will greet the guests as they arrive. A small stage will host a PSU student talent showcase, and Blaze, the Trail Blazer mascot, will make an appearance to give away special prizes. Event guests will be encouraged to dine at restaurants located on the plaza - Pizzicato, Seattle's Best Coffee and Rice Junkies...afterwards they can browse and get information at a small village of booths including Tri-Met, PSU, C-TRAN, BTA and more. One of the parade buses will be available to take event guests back to their worksites throughout the event that will conclude at 1:00 pm.
When: Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Where: Pioneer Place and the Portland State University Urban Plaza (506 SW Mill St)
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm