Darrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
You can ride the MAX light rail train from the airport terminal into downtown Portland for about $2.00. From there, the Amtrack station is about 10 blocks away. Tri-Met buses are free to ride within downtown. A taxi from the light rail station to the Amtrack station would run you about $5.00.
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3308 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
once downtown on MAX get off at the pioneer square stop. almost all bus routes go up and down 5th and 6th streets. Most lines don't go all the way to the Amtrak station. I know the 35 does, but it only comes once every 30 minutes (1 hr on sunday). If you don't have much luggage I'd say walk. if you do, check out trimet.org.
JeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
The MAX (Metropolitan Area eXpress light rail) station is on the baggage claim level at the west end of the terminal at PDX. You will have to transfer to a city center train @ Gateway transit center. When you get downtown, you have a few options. The Old town/Chinatown stop is not too far from Union Station. You can also take a tri-met bus from almost any MAX stop. Another option would be to transfer to the Portland streetcar at 9th ave and that will drop you right across from Union Station. Have fun, and if you have a chance, look aorund downtown and in the pearl district, lots of interesting things to see and do.
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Paddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
Yes, the MAX line is one of the many reasons I like PDX a lot better than SEA. If PDX-NRT and PDX-FRA stick around I really won't have any reason to use SEA anymore. PDX is so nice and convenient that its worth the extra hour drive to me.
SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
According to TriMet system map that I picked up today, the following routes go by Union Station:
14,35,44,54,56,58,and rush hour are 31,32,96.
From the Old Town/Chinatown MAX stop, Union Station is 5 blocks West, then 5 blocks North. Just a couple blocks from the Greyhound Terminal.
I think it may be faster to walk this distance then take MAX downtown then bus to Union Station.
Paddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
If the weather is decent and you have comfortable luggage you can easily walk from the MAX line to Union Station. Downtown Portland isn't that big! If the weather is shitty or you have a ton of luggage you might wan't to just cough up for a taxi or maybe take the bus.