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Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)

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Address: Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 238 7433
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Lived and been a lot of places with worse systems. Really adore the Max to and from PDX (Airport) so handy. New line that goes from my neighborhood all the way to the suburban... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent way to get from the Portland Airport Marriott's to downtown. The Max light rail train picks me up at the Airport Marriott Residence Inn.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

IF you were thinking about using MAX as a tourist thing to do...... don't. There are still too many who think it is free.. and they are the sort of people who can scare even world travelers.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to get around in Portland. It's affordable and easy to navigate! I wish every large city had transit like this!

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seacoast, nh
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This train system is convenient, easy to use, gets you to almost anywhere in Portland you'd want to see, as well as going out to the suburbs. They h e day passes that are very reasonable compared to other cities and even better deal for seniors who are called honored citizens in Portland. I love this city!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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222 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

When my wife and I were here on vacation for a Submarine Veterans reunion we took the MAX from the airport, where our hotel was, to the downtown Saturday Market which saved us plenty considering the reunion bus ride to the market area cost $21 each and we only spent $2 each on the MAX. That savings alone made this... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you love getting to and from the airport quickly, cheaply, and dry in the winter, MAX is the way. Of course, it serves more than the airport and downtown Portland; it reaches out to suburbs to the west and east, with a new route to the south opening at the end of summer 2015. But we don't use MAX... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lived and been a lot of places with worse systems. Really adore the Max to and from PDX (Airport) so handy. New line that goes from my neighborhood all the way to the suburban town of Wilsonville, super great for commuters. Like any other public transpo, you see a lot of characters.

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It ususally gets you to where you want to go on time. Most often the cars are not very clean. There doesn't seem to be many fare checkers.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I traveled from the airport to downtown, the station is directly outside the enterance and easy to get to. The signs within the airport are clearly labeled. There are ticket machines and a security cabin at the platform. I asked the security officer for guidance and he showed me on the map where I needed to get off and explained... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We love using the MAX when we are in Portland. A quick ride to the airport or Clackamas. The fares are pretty reasonable. We get the 1 day (or book of 5 1 day passes) or the 7 day pass.

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Address: Address: Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 238 7433
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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