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Portland’s convenient international airport (PDX; is just 40 minutes from downtown where the DoubleTree Hotel is located.

TriMet MAX Light Rail Service from PDX

At Portland International Airport (PDX), go to the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area, and follow the signs to the MAX light rail Red Line. MAX light rail hours are 5 a.m.-11:56 p.m., with trains running every 15 minutes. The trip between the airport and downtown takes about 40 minutes and requires an all-zone fare. The one-way cost is only $2.50 (per person for a 2-hour ticket). For the DoubleTree Hotel, you will want to get off at the Lloyd Center Mall stop. You can easily roll your luggage onboard for convenient and inexpensive travel. For a complete schedule, visit:


Going green!
As part of your registration, you will be provided with a Portland TriMet public transportation pass on Sunday evening (excellent light rail and bus system!).

Taxi Service
The pick-up area for taxis is located in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway on the baggage claim and departure level. Most transportation providers serve downtown Portland, which is about 20 to 40 minutes from Portland International Airport. The average taxi fare is $35 one-way, not including gratuity.

Shuttle Service
Portland International Airport has many shuttle services. Shuttles depart from the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway on the baggage claim level. The average shuttle fare is $15–$20 one-way. Some shuttle services require advance reservations.

Blue Star Transportation offers regularly scheduled pickup times and the cost is $14 one-way. Reservations can be made by going to their website:

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