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Address: Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 238 7433

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passenger-friendly & convenient

easy to travel everywhere in Portland with this public transportation. Quick and tidy, and you passenger can go to main places in the area. Not difficult using the ticket machine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I'd heard great things about MAX, but to experience it is divine. I used MAX to get from the airport to downtown Portland, where I connected with the streetcar to get to my hotel. It was a great way to see parts of Portland I probably would not have ordinarily seen if I'd taken a taxi from the airport. As... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

what a delightful surprise when we arrived at our hotel! The front desk staffer pointed out that MAX would drop us off right in front of the downtown basketball arena and for a fraction of the cost of a cab. Clean and roomy, even with a late large crowd because of unforeseen delays MAX was much less hassle. With a... More 

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colleyville
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Portland transit system is one of the cleanest and easiest to use systems I have been on in the US. A day pass for the trains and buses is only 5 dollars for the entire day. The routes were easy to understand, the ticket machines accept cash or credit and they worked. The trains were clean, the drivers friendly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I should preface this review with the fact that I use public transit in Denver for my daily commute, and typically do so during travel as well. I have also worked on light rail projects from a design stand point. My wife, two babies and I stayed in a hotel near the airport which happened to be steps away from... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have never reviewed public transit, but here goes: I grew up in Boston where the T is our public transit, light rail, heavy rail and commuter rail...red, blue, green, orange, and purple lines....huge system where you dont need a car. The MAX surprisingly was very similar, can I get downtown from the airport...yup! Can I get pretty much anywhere... More 

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Folsom, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great transit system to just ride around. Very cheap attraction and can give you hours of enjoyment. Brand new clean Siemans trains, very quiet and smooth.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good if you are on a budget for getting to central downtown hotels and Lloyd District hotels, especially during rush hour. But by taxi without traffic it is 12 minutes to the Lloyd Center versus 30 minutes by Max plus waiting time and walking to your hotel with bags...so maybe 40 to 45 minutes. I take it when I am... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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741 reviews 741 reviews
374 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It may seem strange to list a light rail system as an attraction, but I admit that it is one of the things that attracts me to this city. It's easy to use, convenient, generally takes you where you want to go, and makes Portland one of those cities I can visit for business or pleasure without needing to rent... More 

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Hong Kong
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

easy to travel everywhere in Portland with this public transportation. Quick and tidy, and you passenger can go to main places in the area. Not difficult using the ticket machine, a convenient choice. And, as a matter of fact, MAX looks good and value-add to Portland as a tourist attraction as well.

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Sedona, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We used the MAX several times during a recent visit. It was affordable and easy to use. As we are both seniors, we paid only a dollar for a two hour period as we are in the category of Honored Citizen. Check the description to see if you qualify. Our tickets were checked once by a monitor on board. As... More 

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