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Getting Around Portland

Public Transit

TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.

  • Use the Trip Planner to determine which bus or train you need to get from one place to another.
  • Check out the MAX Light Rail map and fares.

If you’re planning to take the MAX Light Rail from PDX airport, you will take the Red Line. The Red Line stops at the Pioneer Square North MAX Station stop coming from PDX. You will need to walk two blocks to the Hilton. The fare for this trip is $2.50 for one adult.

View TriMet’s route maps and schedules.

View the Portland Streetcar’s route maps and schedules.

If you’re traveling south of Portland, the WES Commuter Rail provides connections to Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville from the Beaverton Transit Center. The Beaverton Transit Center is at the end of the Red Line.


There are several parking garages near the Hilton if you’re driving in, all garages are below ground and are patrolled:

Lot #141
Address: 651 SW Taylor St. (across the street from the Hilton)
Daily Max:$16
Spaces Available:139

Jackson Tower (one block away from the Hilton)
630 SW Yamhill St.
Daily Max: $15
Spaces Available: 75

Metropolitan Garage (across the street from the Hilton)
515 SW Salmon St.
Daily Max: $18
Spaces Available: 550


Note: Northwesterners use the word, cabs, to refer to taxis.

UberLyft, and local cab companies serve the Portland metro area. At the airport, Uber, Lyft, and the local cab companies have separate boarding areas at the taxi island outside baggage claim.


Portland is among the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, as well as having one of the highest percentages of commuters traveling by bicycle. You can ride to practically anywhere in the metro area along an extensive network of bike paths. If you don’t have a bike, rent one at these orange Biketown racks.

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