Starlight Parade

The Starlight Parade begins at NW Burnside and 9th AVE. It then travels through downtown Portland and ends at Lincoln High School.

See the route map of the parade:
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Map [PDF]


Map of SW Taylor ST & SW Broadway Portland OR 97205

Buses -- Visit TriMet for a list of all bus routes, times, and locations.

Ride the MAX to the Starlight Parade! The MAX has many convenient stops along the parade route.

Also, try the new Express Shuttle between the Lloyd Center MAX Station and SW 2nd Avenue between 5:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Shuttle buses will run every few minutes between Lloyd Center MAX Station and SW 2nd Avenue, stopping at SW 2nd & Taylor, Morrison, Oak and Ankeny streets. Buses will take about 12 minutes to get from Lloyd to 2nd Avenue. To return to the eastside, the shuttles will pick up riders at SW 2nd & Taylor, Morrison, Oak and Ankeny, then travel express back to Lloyd Center. Check the schedule at: TriMet.Org


Parking is available in surface lots and parking garages throughout downtown Portland.

Smart Park Garages

SW 1st & Jefferson
SW 3rd & Alder
SW 4th & Yamhill
NW Naito & Davis

City Center Parking Lots

SW Ash & 1st
SW Stark & 2nd
NW Davis & 2nd
SW 3rd & Ash
SW Stark & 4th

Additional Parking

Old Town 76 low parking rates open 24 hours (located at 4th and West Burnside).

Road Closures

The parade route closes at 6:00 p.m. except Burnside which closes at 7:00 p.m. The formation area from NW Burnside to Glisan and NW Broadway to 10th closes at 1:00 p.m.

Parade Activities

  • The Starlight Parade is televised live on FOX 12 from Broadway between SW Yamhill and SW Taylor. Curbside seating on the west side of Broadway between Taylor and Yamhill will be limited due to the installation of TV lighting and cameras.
  • Band judging takes place from the Standard Insurance Parking Garage on 4th Avenue between Taylor and Salmon Streets.

Public Address Tower Locations

4th & Burnside (Old Town 76)
4th & Stark (Azumano Travel)
4th & Morrison (Shoe Pavilion)
Broadway & Washington (Hotel Vintage Plaza)
Broadway & Salmon (Heathman Hotel)
10th & Morrison (Galleria)
10th & Stark (Black Rooster Cafe)

Grab your viewing spot along the route or watch the live broadcast on
FOX 12 at 9:00 p.m.