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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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Wow, I wish Chicago had this!

Once you figure out that for 5$ a day you can ride this thing ANYWHERE in the city .. we were off. It goes all over! Awesome and really reasonable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alicia B
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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you figure out that for 5$ a day you can ride this thing ANYWHERE in the city .. we were off. It goes all over! Awesome and really reasonable!

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I found myself feeling stressed about looking for parking downtown I decided to try the Orange Max Line from Milwaukie. What a pleasant experience! Even with other lines interrupted with a big 2-week maintenance job, this train left the beginning of the line on time. The best part was that catching the return train downtown was only 3 minutes... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great way to get around and I recommend trying to find a hotel that is on the MAX line. Even out of town locations make the city accessible.

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Thank Janet S
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent service, on time, easy to find the stations and stops, feels safe and saves use of a vehicle downtown

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Thank Kat R
Orland Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm happy that I had a MAX stop right outside my hotel. It was very easy to get around. I used the Trip Planner option on the Trimet website and I had no problems.

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Thank RhondaH519
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347 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

MAX schedule is convenient and fares are extremely affordable. It is a great way to get around downtown Portland without navigating traffic.

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Bethpage, New York
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if in your in Portland and you really want to see the town this is the way to go. For $2.550 ahead you can ride all day. Hop on and off and get back to where you started with no hassle.

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Thank Ed R
Overland Park KS.
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a car and have driven in Portland before, the traffic is heavy. I found the MAX to be both affordable and easy to get around. You can tour a large part of the city and never have to leave the comfort of A/C. The city has done a great job in making an affordable and easy way to... More 

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Thank RedFlattop
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Works well, is not overcrowded like NYC, and goes most places. Please bring this to LA. We need public transport desperately.

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Thank Frindlerta
Mittagong, Australia
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

from airport to downtown and all around portland easy to work out good value for money clean and tidy

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