PORTLAND Three big events were expected to tie up weekend traffic in Portland.

On Thursday, the 10th annual Automotive Swap Meet kicked off at the Portland International Raceway.

Hundreds of people eager to get a good deal formed long lines before the doors even opened.

Organizers expected 15,000 people to visit swap meet, snarling traffic.

At the Portland Expo Center, the Portland Auto Swap and Cirque du Soleil were also scheduled for the weekend.

Those events were also expected to tie up roads, and TriMet encouraged patrons to take public transportation to help cut down on traffic delays.

This weekend, because the area is so busy with the Portland Auto Swap meet at Expo and another swap meet at Portland International Raceway, we strongly encourage our guests attending Cirque du Soleil to take light rail. It literally serves the front doors of the performance tents, said Portland Expo Center director Matthew Rotchford.

Read or Share this story: