In 2005, the line was extended to Riverplace, and on Friday, October 20, 2006 the line finally reached the South Waterfront district (The Oregonian, 21 October 2006).
The Portland Streetcar launched service Friday into the South Waterfront district, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and music to mark the line’s extension to Southwest Moody and Gibbs. Bela Balogh of the Meester and Meester Trio –part of the Portland group 3 Leg Torso –performs Friday with his partners during a charter ride of the extension, which stops adjacent to the Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Health & Healing.
In 2007 an eight-block extension to Lowell Street was completed. Construction began on the Eastside Loop in 2010, with the first tracks being laid east of the Willamette on February 1st of that year.