When visiting Portland the best way to get around by far is using Trimet they provides buses, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland metro area.
“We spent most of our Portland trip without a car, and Trimet helped us with everything – late night returns from drinking, airport travel, and just getting around. It went everywhere we wanted to go in Portland. “-Emily M. Redwood City
They rank 7th in transit ridership even though they ranked 24th in population. Trimet service eases traffic congestion and helps keep our air clean. With more than 318,000 trips taken each weekday on buses and trains, transit makes a big difference in our quality of life. For thousands of residents and workers who can’t drive due to age, income or a disability, TriMet is a lifeline to essential services. We provide transportation to jobs, grocery stores, medical appointments, government offices and more. It’s easy to take for granted, but mobility is the key to independence for many of our friends and neighbors. Along with the residents of Portland its perfect for travelers as well. With such ease and affordability it’s a perfect way to get around without a car.-Trimet.org
The Max (Metropolitan Area Express) light rail connects downtown Portland with Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, North/Northeast and the Portland International Airport. Hours of operations vary, but all MAX lines run every 15 minutes.
The Streetcar connects NW Portland, the Pearl District, Portland City Center, PSU, Riverplace, the South Waterfront District, the Rose Quarter, the Lloyd District, the Oregon Convention Center, the Central Eastside Industrial District and OMSI. The streetcar runs about every 15 minutes as well.
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