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  • cswattravl
    107 contributions
    So Glad to Have this Venue in Our Town!
    This is one of our favorite venues to see just about anything in. From basketball to music concerts, the staff and team are amazing. Also the arena has done a great job of bringing in some of PDX's best casual eats into the facility. We no longer eat before shows and games but look at this facility as a great way to spend an evening regardless of the reason. Parking tip, as with any of these types of facilities, try and park as low as you can in the garage. For big shows if you are at the top of the garage you will most likely be waiting close to 30 mins before you start to even move. I often can find parking within a few blocks fo the venue at offices that have opened up their parking lot for events, these lots normaly only take cash and will run about $40 depending on the show. Often the garages are only $30 but they fill up fast and should be purchased in advance if available.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • derrickwg36
    Seattle, Washington3,908 contributions
    Amazing Venue
    Moda Center is located in Downtown Portland Oregon. This is a great venue to see a concert. I saw the Carrie Underwood Denim and Rhinestones tour, it was amazing. I remember watching her on America Idol and thought she had a great voice, but love her voice is remarkable. Jimmie Allen open for her, and her was very good. This was a great concert.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Henry’s Take
    San Diego, California96 contributions
    Basketball in the PNW!
    Moda Center, Part 1 Grat•i•tude The state of being grateful: thankfulness Well if that is what gratitude means, then THANKFULNESS is surely required. I mean, how could that not be your immediate and uncontrollable reaction after being the guest of @corradiniphoto for a Portland Trail Blazers game when you’ve been treated to seats on the floor? Where does one even begin to express such gratitude? I suppose you could begin by describing the exhilaration of passing through the very same tunnel that the players did just seconds after they strode onto the court pregame. I think I could have floated home after just that singular moment! 🤯 But wait, there’s more…after that an actual NBA game broke out with portions of our “team” front and center there to witness the entire ballet. Yes, you heard me correctly. The fast-twitch muscle fiber symphony of movement of the players seemed to equal so much of the grace and discipline found on an entirely different “stage.” And amidst so many other distinctions, while I may not be considered “short” at 5’10”, I definitely felt “height challenged” as I compared by stature to the behemoths roaming the floor during this contest. The constant sneaker squeaks (created by great footwork), the private player conversations with the refs (👂), the overall physicality of the game (💪), and our visit with Bigfoot (👣) the mascot made being so close to the action super exciting! To make this experience even better, @dbrow7 hooked us up with some serious kicks (Air Jordan 7 Cardinal) that were the perfect compliment, especially for an event so near Nike Headquarters. And amazing evening provided by family and friends! And that’s…Henry’s Take. #portlandtrailblazers #pnwlifestyle #modacenter #ripcity
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2023
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA954 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I dipped into to the Moda Center to watch my hometown Magic beat this sorry Trailblazer team. The arena is clearly an older building that they've slapped some modern features on to try and make it look good. The concourses are super narrow, which is perhaps the biggest annoyance of the experience. The arena also has some ancient scoreboards and video screens. It looks like they were built in the 1980s and they just never wanted to pay for an update. I will say that the vendors look good here, but I had already eaten prior to the game. That appears to be the best part of the experience. This is an arena you are pretty safe buying a cheap ticket and slipping down. I had one up in the upper deck and found my way to lower bowl midcourt about 15 rows up - even on opening night. The parking situation seems pretty poor so I took the light rail down. The light rail doesn't seem to be competent and had massive delays when the game was over. My suggestion would be parking at the Gateway transit center. That way you have three rail lines going back and you improve your chances of getting a timely ride. Pretty bad NBA arena overall.
Written 4 November 2023
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Ross D
Spokane, WA121 contributions
Jun 2023
My better half's favorite band was touring the US this spring and she had to see them. She scored tickets for the shows in Portland and Salt Lake. We had attended a U-2 show at the MODA years ago so we were somewhat familiar with the venue. We really enjoyed ourselves. The venue was clean and all the staff were very helpful. We felt safe the whole time even walking to our hotel after the concert. Can't wait to see
The Cure there next time!!
Written 25 June 2023
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JB81ontheroad
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada370 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
For a nearly 30 year old building, the Moda Center is pretty great shape! We had reasonably priced club level tickets for a Trail Blazers game and enjoyed great sightlines and plenty of legroom.
Written 5 April 2023
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Henry’s Take
San Diego, CA96 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Moda Center, Part 1
Grat•i•tude
The state of being grateful: thankfulness

Well if that is what gratitude means, then THANKFULNESS is surely required. I mean, how could that not be your immediate and uncontrollable reaction after being the guest of @corradiniphoto for a Portland Trail Blazers game when you’ve been treated to seats on the floor?

Where does one even begin to express such gratitude? I suppose you could begin by
describing the exhilaration of passing through the very same tunnel that the players did just seconds after they strode onto the court pregame. I think I could have floated home after just that singular moment! 🤯

But wait, there’s more…after that an actual NBA game broke out with portions of our “team” front and center there to witness the entire ballet.

Yes, you heard me correctly. The fast-twitch muscle fiber symphony of movement of the players seemed to equal so much of the grace and discipline found on an entirely different “stage.” And amidst so many other distinctions, while I may not be considered “short” at 5’10”, I definitely felt “height challenged” as I compared by stature to the behemoths roaming the floor during this contest.

The constant sneaker squeaks (created by great footwork), the private player conversations with the refs (👂), the overall physicality of the game (💪), and our visit with Bigfoot (👣) the mascot made being so close to the action super exciting!

To make this experience even better, @dbrow7 hooked us up with some serious kicks (Air Jordan 7 Cardinal) that were the perfect compliment, especially for an event so near Nike Headquarters.

And amazing evening provided by family and friends!

And that’s…Henry’s Take.

#portlandtrailblazers
#pnwlifestyle
#modacenter
#ripcity
Written 25 March 2023
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derrickwg36
Seattle, WA3,908 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Moda Center is located in Downtown Portland Oregon. This is a great venue to see a concert. I saw the Carrie Underwood Denim and Rhinestones tour, it was amazing. I remember watching her on America Idol and thought she had a great voice, but love her voice is remarkable. Jimmie Allen open for her, and her was very good. This was a great concert.
Written 17 March 2023
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cswattravl
107 contributions
Mar 2023
This is one of our favorite venues to see just about anything in. From basketball to music concerts, the staff and team are amazing. Also the arena has done a great job of bringing in some of PDX's best casual eats into the facility. We no longer eat before shows and games but look at this facility as a great way to spend an evening regardless of the reason. Parking tip, as with any of these types of facilities, try and park as low as you can in the garage. For big shows if you are at the top of the garage you will most likely be waiting close to 30 mins before you start to even move. I often can find parking within a few blocks fo the venue at offices that have opened up their parking lot for events, these lots normaly only take cash and will run about $40 depending on the show. Often the garages are only $30 but they fill up fast and should be purchased in advance if available.
Written 13 March 2023
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Diego R
43 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The wife bought us some bad bunny concert tickets and we had a great time. Our hotel was in walking distance and the arena legit
Written 16 December 2022
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Doug A
Vancouver, Canada131 contributions
Sep 2022
Last weekend was my 54th live Doobie Brother concert for me. It was extra special with a 'Sound Check' VIP pass and a front-row seat. The music was terrific and the band always delivers great rock n' roll. Having Michael join the reunion made the set special as we just lost founder Little John Hartman, it is an emotional time for the band and fans. On the other hand, the Moda Center security staff SUCK. They were in my face 6 times and I wasn't doing anything wrong. They kept demanding to see my ticket, every time. During the concert, they were rude and abrupt. Love the Doobie Brothers, stay away from Moda Center!
Written 27 September 2022
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Art
Pleasant Hill, CA257 contributions
Jan 2022
good food good fun at Blazers game and easy to navigate in every way! We walked from our hotel and had a great time and good food too!
Written 5 January 2022
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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,558 contributions
Nov 2021
We flew up to Portland specifically for a Blazers game, so we had high hopes for the arena and the team. I'd actually purchased advance tickets for the November 20, 2021 Blazers vs. 76ers game, but we tacked on last minute tickets to also attend the November 17, 2021 Blazers vs. Bulls game the night we arrived in Portland (this despite the fact we'd just watched my Warriors beat up on the Bulls in San Francisco the weekend before.)

It was super easy to get to the arena from our hotel; we took advantage of the light rail both times. I will say that we'd originally planned to walk the ~1.5 miles to and from, but after seeing the neighborhoods we passed through to get to Moda, I'm glad the rail was an option.

We arrived at doors open for both games to give ourselves a chance to explore the arena, get some food, view shootaround and generally get settled in before tip-off.

For the last-minute game, we were up in top section, 300's, mid-court. We were on the rail in the first row, seats 1 and 2. Though we were higher up, the seats were surprisingly good. I actually felt closer to the action up there than I did at the Chase Center game.

On our first visit, we were still full from a large lunch, so we made do with snacks: nachos and a bag of popcorn to share, as well as a coupla beers to quench our thirst. The staff at the stand we stopped at were friendly and fun, and we were able to joke with them, as one of their team was sporting a Bulls hat. (Nachos were okay, popcorn was salty and crunchy and altogether delightful.)

On our second visit, we were a few rows up from the floor, close to the Blazers bench. We had some great views of shoot around and were able to hear the players before and during the game (one really great memory is hearing RoCo yelling, "I got ball, I got ball!" as he back-pedaled from the net down the court).

On this visit we did a tour of the lower levels and ended up buying food from their Hawaiian stand and a couple beers from their local breweries stand across the way. (Hawaiian food was okay, staff was befuddled by the menu, which was incredibly annoying. Beer was also decent, just kind of surprised by the lack of Portland-specific breweries available that night.)

There were some fun fan interactive setups on the upper levels, which we stopped to be fans and interact with. The shop was kind of small and ended up being very crowded after the game, but we somehow still found things to buy and ended up being some of the last customers to check out both times.
Written 25 December 2021
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