Moda Center
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Paradise562312
6 contributions
If you are able to find parking on the road that is the best course of action. The food is ok but extremely over priced. If you want a snack it's ok but if you don't want to spend $50 for two hamburgers and a drink then plan on eating before you go.
Written March 5, 2020
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sadija
Portland, OR20 contributions
What a cluster F**K! Traffic, people everywhere, ARG! Awful!!
Lines Lines Lines. A Portland thing ( not a good thing ) Took almost an hour to get a few blocks and parked.
More than half of the concessions were closed ( making matters worse ) Could be a great venue - will try one more time for the Justin Timberlake concert ( floor seats ) in NOV
Written July 6, 2018
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Michael M
Lebanon, OR745 contributions
Family
I have been here a lot of times. A couple of times for concerts but at least a dozen times for blazer games.

It is easy to get to via the max train or by car as it is right off I-5 and there is plenty of parking ($10-$30).

I just wish the prices for food/drink were not so high inside. A beer is $9.75, popcorn is $10 and lemonade cost $6. For our family of 4 we spent nearly $200 with the tickets and concessions.

A parenting tip, feed your kids before you go to save money! :)
Written April 12, 2016
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Amanda T
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Family
The staff were so incredibly rude and did next to nothing when the tickets we bought for the event we attended were supposed to be accessible and weren't. My 76 year old grandmother has a walker and can't do stairs and they said the ACTUAL accessible seats were only for wheelchairs. Our options were either to get her to her incredibly uncomfortable seat and pray she didn't fall or to go clear to the other side of the building for worse seats with no discount. After the show, we waited for my mom to come back from the merchandise counter and six of their staff surrounded my grandma and I saying we can't wait where we're at. They stared at me while I called my mom frantic to figure out where she was as I felt completely ganged up on and like me and my handicapped grandmother were gonna cause some sort of problem. Way to discriminate and give the worst customer service I've ever received at a large event, Moda center. You don't even deserve the one star you got from me.
Written February 17, 2020
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Esther C
26 contributions
Family
I have been to the Moda Center twice now, both times for music concerts so I don't know how sporting events are here. The acoustic quality for music is somewhat disappointing and the vendors are too overpriced. $5 for a bottle of water. $11 for a basic beer. This does not make for a good experience when I just spent $35 on a band t-shirt. The building is beautiful. The staff is helpful at assisting you with finding your seats. The outside parking situation and traffic afterwards was a complete mess. I called an uber and it took forever for him to find me. But, I'm glad I went and was a part of the musical shows.
Written September 2, 2018
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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,384 contributions
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 December 25, 2021
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senseitraveler
Boise, ID28 contributions
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September 6th i attended the iron maiden legacy of the beast concert at the moda center in Portland Oregon. This was a great experience with my kids and friends. The moda center staff were friendly and courteous. The venue was clean. Effortless entry and exit. Plenty of vendors. The only down side to this experience was the cost of beverages. $7 for a soda and $13 for a 16oz micro brew. I love to have a beer at the concert but chose not to due to cost. I realize the bigger the venue the bigger the cost. However when does it remain profitable for the venue and affordable for the concert goer?
Written September 11, 2019
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Laurence R
Delray Beach, FL1,523 contributions
Friends
My friend and I attended a concert here on one of the hottest days ever in Portland. The temperature reached 96 and broke the all-time record for that date. Fortunately, there is a MAX light rail station right at the arena so it couldn’t have been easier to get there and we didn’t have to do any walking at all. When we arrived, there was a crowd waiting outside in the blazing sun. The doors were not set to open for another half hour. But the staff opened the doors early and we were able to enter the air conditioned building and escape the sweltering heat. Score one big plus right there for Moda Center. The inside concourse area was bright and expansive. I’ve attended numerous shows at dark, claustrophic, crowded arenas but this one was airy and comfortable. There were many food options and lines were not too long. I had some pizza and water – both overpriced but not out of line for a major concert arena. The ushers were friendly, helpful, and professional. Security was tight but not overly aggressive. And the acoustics were pitch perfect. When we left, we just walked a few feet back to the MAX station and hopped on the light rail back to our hotel. Every city should have an arena as convenient and comfortable.
Written July 1, 2019
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Renée P
Albany, OR27 contributions
Friends
Venue is awesome. Their technology and vendor/staff customer service BLOWS. CITIBANK VISA PEOPLE BE AWARE!!!!!
Went VIP for the recent LUKE BRYAN - What Makes You Country concert, for my birthday. Didn't want to bring all my $ and credit cards. So, I took my license and my trusted CITI Visa, went in minimal. The moment you whip it out, any server or worker at any vendor says "Nope! We can't/won't take that here." Only a few were willing to try minimal amount of times. Other attendees were having SAME issue. If you don't live in town and you bring only one SAFE form of money??? See the problem? Some attendees already knew this, they bring back up cards. DID NOT KNOW I WOULD NEED TO!
Thankfully, there are some REALLY GOOD SAMARITANS out there. I appreciate you taking pity on me, and buying me birthday rounds!!!
One merchandise counter person was willing to put in the extra effort to try to manually run my card. ONE.
CITI even promotes the concerts!!!
GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER MODA CENTER. Your technology department has let you down. That is money on the table, that you are NOT getting. Money. Even when a beer costs $12. Make sense to you???
Hoping to save another concert goer from the same stupid inconvenience.
Written October 12, 2018
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Denise S
52 contributions
Friends
Love the Moda Center, I wish we had such a comfortable venue in my city. Went here for Train and Hall & Oats concert it was great. It was over 100f outside and I was concerned about the temperature being hot inside but it was totally comfortable. Lots of concessions and washrooms so no unreasonable lineups. I will come back if able to see other concerts here for sure.
Written August 27, 2018
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