Parking & Transportation
How to Get to Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse and Where to Park
Coming to the Meetinghouse by public transport
A city-wide map of Portland bus routes is on the bulletin board in the social hall. For dynamic maps and up-to-date bus and MAX schedules, go to www.trimet.org.
- Bus #15, Belmont, runs on Belmont Street, a few block south of the Meetinghouse. Exit the bus at SE Belmont and 42nd Ave.
- Bus #20, Burnside/Stark, runs on East Burnside, a few block norths of the Meetinghouse. Exit the bus at NE Burnside and 44th Ave.
- Bus # 75, Chavez, runs on Cesar Chavez, a few blocks west of the Meetinghouse. Exit the bus at Cesar Chavez and Stark.
Starting on MAX or light rail, then switching to bus:
- Max/Light Rail, red, green or blue line to Hollywood Transit Center, then #75 bus south
Coming to the Meetinghouse by bicycle
You will find a bike rack at the east side of the building. Please do not bring bicycles into the building.
There are a few bike racks in front of the Meetinghouse. We are in discussion regarding:
- Adding more bike racks
- Creating a safe, dry space to lock and store bikes
Look for updates as more specific information becomes available on added bike storage.
Resources For Biking Friends:
- Biketown: Reserve a bike and pay per mile or day. Very inexpensive. Linked with Lyft so possible to bike one way and take Lyft the other. Here’s a link to maps where stations provide pickup or drop off. biketownpdx.com/
- Biketown-for-all: Heavily discounted biketown rentals for students receiving Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Oregon Trail Card (SNAP) holders, affordable housing residents, Oregon Health Plan members (OHP), and TriMet Honored Citizen pass holders. Click here to sign up for a BIKETOWN for All membership. This project made possible by DEQ’s Oregon Clean Fuels Program via the PGE Drive Change Fund. biketownpdx.com/pricing/biketown-for-all
- Bike There: Metro’s Bike There! map has 1008 miles of on-street routes and 548 miles of off-street trails in the Portland metropolitan area. gis.oregonmetro.gov/bikethere/
- Google Maps and Apple Maps: for bike-specific directions to your destination, Google Maps and Apple Maps are both very direct. www.google.com/maps www.apple.com/maps
Coming to the Meetinghouse by car - where to park
Our Meetinghouse is in a residential neighborhood on the south side of a busy street. Our neighbors on SE 44th Avenue have requested that our visitors not park on their quiet side street. Accordingly, we ask that you observe the following order of choice for parking your car.
- On Sundays always park in the Mazama parking lot on the southwest corner of SE 43rd & Stark.
- Other times or when the Mazama lot is full simply park on Stark Street. The area west of the Meetinghouse is often available.
- When more than 50 participants are expected, please contact our Hearthkeeper (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can arrange nearby off-street parking.
As a way to reduce our carbon footprint, we are beginning to set up ride-sharing possibilities. Look for the sign up sheet on the Social Hall bulletin board if you’re interested in providing a ride to share, or if you are seeking rides.
Portland Emergency Transport for Houseless, Medical, and Emergency Situations
Here are some transportation services available for those needing help getting to healthcare appointments or needing transport around town in an emergency.
- Transition Projects – 503-280-4700 - Vulnerable folks, houseless folks, and veterans in need of support services, shelter, housing, and transport.
- Mega Medical Transport – 503-875-0361 – Transport for all medical emergencies.
- Ride Connections – 503-226-0700 – Older adults needing transport.
- Ride to Care – 503-416-3955 - This group has a long list of available emergency/medical/eldercare transport – www.RidetoCare.com/about