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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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Simple to use, quick, and clean - Excellent

The header says it all. It is easy to use, it is very quick considering the shear amount of stops, and it is very clean. Every mass transit system should be this nice. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The header says it all. It is easy to use, it is very quick considering the shear amount of stops, and it is very clean. Every mass transit system should be this nice. If you are in the Portland area, you will utilize this and you will appreciate it's ease of use.

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Taylor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It took us wherever we needed to go. Ran every few mins. Good price for day tickets and no need to rent a car.

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would that every city had such easy to use, accessible, affordable public transportation!! Such a wonderful gift to visitors and regulars!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Portland is blessed with excellent public transit -- light rail. trams, buses. These really make the city more livable than places that use only bus service and let cars run amok. MAX is clean and safe and really easy to use

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the self-serve ticket stations to be user friendly and easy to read. The cars are spacious and clean and those big windows are a real treat as you ride in from West Linn, because you will pass a lot of lovely scenery. I'm taking a weekly adventure downtown because it's so easy to get there now.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not much of a mass transit person, but the parking in downtown Portland is terrible. We have used the Max to go from downtown to the airport several times. It is very punctual, and far easier than trying to find a place to leave the car.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best way to get around Portland! Goes almost everywhere you'd want to go, plus it's affordable and very easy to use.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is clean and modern. EASY access from the PDX airport (terminal IN the airport) with direct access to downtown, Beaverton, Tualatin, and Wilsonville...the EASY way to go !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good signage. Punctual. Very clean. Also took it to and from airport. Very good option unless you have a lot of luggage.

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Thank Cristina H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With so many tasty beers to experience, I'm happy that Portland has such a good transit system. We rode it from Hillsboro all the way downtown and back again after a day of eating and drinking!

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