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Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)

Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-238-7433
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Great transportation system

Used this from Science museum to downtown. Easy to navigate and inexpensive. Also used it from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine J
West Palm Beach, Florida
The way to go

The Max goes everywhere fast and safe and cheap. Who needs a car with parking issues and traffic... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Whidbey Island, WA
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Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-238-7433
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used this from Science museum to downtown. Easy to navigate and inexpensive. Also used it from Zoo to Japanese Gardens nice trips and quick.

Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Max goes everywhere fast and safe and cheap. Who needs a car with parking issues and traffic?? The Max goes from the Airport to all the suburbs with many different lines and cost is $5!

Thank PaulLori
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The various MAX lines serve most areas of Portland suburbs and downtown. Just buy a $5 day pass at a machines at the stations. They accept cash and cards. No need to worry about drinking and driving. These trains stick closely to schedules and make...More

Thank Fish-Fun-Seaker
Reviewed 7 November 2017

MAX makes so much sense that you wonder why every city doesn't have this. This is a light rail system that goes where YOU want to go: convention center, sports arenas, downtown, Amtrak station, outlet mall, the airport and every place in between. You can...More

Thank dzphillips
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I only rode the MAX train once during my visit, from the downtown area to PDX. The train was modern and clean, and stations were clearly marked. As expected with most public transit, there were delays that required transferring trains unexpectedly. For the $2.50 fare,...More

Thank Sonya K
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We used this a lot to get around Portland, it was very convenient and cheap, especially compared to cabs.

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Using the max through Portland is an affordable way to navigate the city. You will find it a very quick way to get from the airport to downtown Portland. Although I would not ride it very late at night as some Max stations are a...More

Thank ebeaz1
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I took the Max from Beaverton to the airport. As a first time rider, I found it very easy to navigate. The reliable schedule and dependable arrival time at the airport makes it so much easier than fighting the traffic. Too bad the parking garages...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The Portland Metro is a fast and fun way to get around the city. To locals I'm sure it's just transportation like in any city, but when visiting it's a way of getting a feel for a city but using the transit system if they...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The MAX met our transportation needs while visiting Portland. We didn't need a rental car as the MAX was inexpensive - $5 a day for each of us - and provided fast service from east to the west through the center of downtown Portland. This...More

Thank JohnTerry13
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18 April 2017|
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Response from Like2pray | Reviewed this property |
If you can, do rent a car to visit the gorge area. There are so many waterfalls to see, places to hike (short to long, easy to difficult), and views to enjoy.
Rick M
3 February 2017|
Response from pbeau21 | Reviewed this property |
Gets you to the airport. Maybe Radisson has shuttle from there
Regina C
6 September 2016|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. This is a city / suburban service. Eugene is almost 2hours south of Portland on I5.