• Getting Around Portland is fun and easy!
  • TriMet has about 100 bus routes and the MAX Light Rail goes all over the city and out to the Airport as well as attractions all around town, like the Zoo, for example.  MAX serves a wide area including the airport, the Expo Center, Beaverton to the west, Gresham and Troutdale to the east, and all the way out to Clackamas Town Center. Take a few minutes to read the maps and schedules located at most MAX kiosks and to purchase the fares required beyond the downtown core. Download the "PDX Bus" app for your smartphone. Gives you GPS location trip planning, real time bus arrival times, maps and tons more. Makes getting around on TriMet a breeze. And it's free!. Tickets can be purchased for the entire day($5!) so you can just jump on and off.
  • The Portland Streetcar runs between NW Portland and PSU and Riverplace. Portland is very people friendly.
  • The "Free Rail Zone" in downtown Portland was discontinued in September 2012. Buses, trains and streetcars are no longer free within this area.
  • You can find schedules on routes and times, and info on fares from   http://trimet.org/index.htm 
  • In town, you can also get taxi, Town Car, pedi-cabs (bike that pulls a carriage) and even horse drawn carriages. Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz and Avis rent cars in town at lower prices than at the airport. Zipcar is a great way to rent a car without having to go to a car rental. You can also ride bikes in Portland, considered by many to be the most bike friendly city in the U.S. but use caution when riding in heavy city traffic. 
  • Downtown Portland is very walkable, with blocks a mere 200 ft long (roughly half the size of many major U.S. cities).
  • Rates to/from Portland International Airport:   Taxis - $26-$35 (Radio Cab is the only company that offers the $26 rate and you have to call them and ask for it),   Town Car - $50,   Airport Shuttle- $14 per person. The fare on MAX is just $2.50 and there is a station right at the airport. For other rates around town see: taxifarefinder.com and go to the Portland Page.

            Shuttles to and from Portland Airport (PDX) and other nearby cities:

  • HUT Portland Airport Shuttle has been serving communities in the Willamette Valley since 1973. They offer fast modern transport to Woodburn , Salem , Albany , Corvallis and Eugene to and from PDX. For more information:   http://www.portlandairportshuttle.com/ 
  • GOSAFE Airport Shuttle service routes from Portland Airport - Portland Downtown - Woodburn Outlet Stores - Salem. For more information please visit their website. www.gosafeairportshuttle.com

There are bicycle rental places around town and the Portland Bureau of Transportation lists about ten places to rent them:   http://www.portlandonline.com/transpo...    It’s also fun to take a carriage ride through the city.  The carriage rides leave in front of the luxurious Riverplace Hotel, but must be arranged in advance.  These are private companies that you hire to take you on a carriage ride and are especially popular for wedding parties.