Known as “The City of Roses,” Portland, OR is situated approximately 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean in between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Portland is Oregon’s most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 2,260,000 people live in the Portland metropolitan area. Portland has one of the best public transit systems in the United States. The transit system includes buses, streetcars, historic trollies and the MAX, an urban light rail line. July is on average the warmest month of the year, with average high temperatures at 80ºF and the average low is 57ºF. There is no sales tax in Oregon!
To & From Portland International Airport
The frequency and quality of public transit at Portland International Airport (PDX) make it easy to get to and from the neighboring downtown area. The MAX light rail (“red line”) pulls up directly at the Southern end of the Portland International Airport Terminal building and provides services to destinations throughout the Portland metropolitan area. The trip to/from downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes and requires an “All-Zone” fare of $2.50 USD for Adults. For a guide to shuttle and taxi options see here.
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