Trailblazers Home Arena
Portland Trailblazers Basketball Tickets?
Opened: October 12, 1995
Capacity: 20,630 seats
Draft Beer: $
Hot Dog: $
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227
Arena Parking: $
NBA Basketball Arena Review - Rose Quarter
Rose Garden inside the Rose Quarter facility is home to one of the foremost up-and-coming teams in the National Basketball Association. The Portland Trailblazers have completely redesigned their roster over the past few years, and it has paid big dividends with the Blazers now making the Playoffs on a regular basis. Rose Quarter provides one of the most intimate basketball settings that you will find anywhere in the NBA. Putting you right on top of the action, the architects of this outstanding arena understood that every fan deserves to be close to the on-court events while fully interacting with the atmosphere that consumes the building during a Trailblazers home game.
The $267 million stadium can hold just under 20,000 fans for a Trailblazers home game, and the concourses outside of the main bowl provide ample walking room for moving about the arena at any given time. If you like to keep up with other scores in the league, there are many LED boards located throughout the arena that make it easy to follow the terrific NBA action. Rose Quarter also recently invested in see-through shot clocks, which makes it easier for fans sitting behind the basket to be able to experience all of the action.
Getting to Rose Quarter couldn't be any easier, as there are multiple highway systems and public transportation options that provide simple ways to arrive at the arena. Two MAX Light Rail stations take you directly to Rose Quarter, while Tri Met offers many different bus routes both to and from the building so you don't have to worry about driving your own vehicle. If you do decide, however, to transport yourself to the game, know that there is a great deal of parking space throughout the many garages that surround the arena. I-5 is the major highway that gives direct access to Rose Quarter, so be sure to utilize this expressway to help you arrive at your destination.
Looking for a place to eat and drink before or after the Trailblazers game? Pyramid Taproom at Schonley's Place provides the perfect setting for anyone seeking out a brewpub that offers meals served in a stylish setting. Seating up to 240 patrons, Pyramid Taproom can accommodate your entire party while still providing a friendly atmosphere. There is also The Game, which is a restaurant and bar that is located just across from the southwest entrance of the building. The Game is open up to three hours before the action tips off and offers you and your family traditional American fare at reasonable prices.
There are also options for eating outside of Rose Quarter as well. Some of the best restaurants in Portland are located within the general vicinity of the building. If you are seek a good old-fashioned hamburger or sandwich, Under Wonder Lounge provides the perfect place to satisfy your hunger before it is time for the game. Located just a few blocks away from the stadium, Under Wonder Lounge offers great food at terrific prices for the entire family. You also might want to check out Wilf's Restaurant & Bar. Wilf's is a great place to go if you desire more of an upscale setting for your dinner while still being able to enjoy a wide variety of different meals that are freshly prepared for you. Its laid back and cozy atmosphere is what sets Wilf's apart from many other restaurants in downtown Portland.
Nightclubs are also aplenty in the vicinity of Rose Garden, and there is an eclectic mix of different offerings at each club that will satisfy anyone's taste in music and setting. Ohm Night Club is a great place to visit if you are into live music. With great bands playing most nights of the week, Ohm affords its patrons the opportunity to partake in local Portland bands while still enjoying the social aspects that make Portland such a great town. If you are looking for a fun party, stop into Barracuda on NW 2nd Ave. More than just a traditional bar and grill, Barracuda provides a great atmosphere that lets you either dance your heart out or just sit back and relax while enjoying your favorite drink.
Points of interest in the Portland area are also aplenty if you are searching for something to do before or after you attend a Portland Trailblazers game. A visit to the Pearl District to get an eclectic feel for the city is a great first stop in your journey through the city of Portland. There are many different shoppes, galleries, and restaurants in which you can choose from all with decorative themes that make them easy to enjoy. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is also an excellent place to visit as it hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. There is a planetarium and OMNIMAX theater on hand to give you an inside glimpse into America's vast history. With two cafes located within the museum, you won't have to go far to find everything you need for your entertainment.
The Portland Trailblazers youthful exuberance defines the city of Portland as a whole. With a great upbeat atmosphere, you will find your visit to Rose Quarter, and the surrounding areas, to a very fulfilling experience. The Trailblazers are one of the rising teams in the NBA, and their fan base continues to grow on a daily basis. Visit Rose Garden at Rose Quarter to see just how successful this franchise has become.