One proposal for the Rose Quarter is to transform it into Memorial Park.
The boring part: an Imax theater, a House of Blues, and a Gameworks.
The interesting part: A roller coaster!
In the spirit of the popular attraction at Jantzen Beach, the newest addition to the Portland skyline is “Hero”, a 200 foot tall steel roller coaster. The longest, fastest, tallest roller coaster in Oregon will have people visiting from all over the Pacific Northwest.
Portland has a distinctive dearth of roller coasters (though I’m quite fond of the quaint Looping Thunder at Oaks Park). Here’s an example of what a Rose Quarter coaster might look like:
And here’s a 3D video rendering of what the ride might be like:
If you want to throw your support behind this idea you can read and sign the petition on the PDX Coaster Info page.