Travel to and around the City
Travel from Portland Airport (PDX) to Downtown Portland
Max Light Rail Cost: $2.35 per person
Hours of Operation: 05:00 – 24:00
Trip Time: Approximately 40 Minutes
Blue Star Shuttle Service
Cost: $14.00/ One Way or $24.00/ Round Trip
Reservations are required at least 24 hours prior to pick-up time.
To reserve your shuttle online, click here.
To reserve your shuttle by phone, call: 1-800-247-2272
Cost: Approximately $35.00
Taxicab rates are set and regulated by the City of Portland and can be picked up outside the baggage claim on the ground level. Reservations are not required.
Car Rental and Hotel Parking
Car rentals are available at the airport and at several downtown locations. The Marriott Hotel’s on-site parking rate is $8.00/hour and $30.00/day USD.
Driving Directions from Portland International Airport to the Marriott Downtown Waterfront:
If you drive from locations south of Portland:
Travel around Portland, Oregon
Portland is a great city for walking. City founders created the pedestrian-friendly 200 linear foot block grid back in the 1800s and then plotted out a system of parks and greenways to span the city.
Take advantage of MAX, Portland’s light rail service, offering free service within downtown’s 330-block Free Rail Zone. MAX connects downtown Portland with the Portland International Airport. Trains run about every 15 minutes from 5:00 –24:00, every day. The nearest MAX yellow/green line stop to the Marriott is at SW Fifth and Jefferson (SB) or SW Sixth and Madison (NB). The yellow or green line will take you to the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pioneer Square, and numerous shops and restaurants downtown and in the Pearl District. The nearest MAX red/blue line stop is at SW Third and Morrison (WB) or SW First and Yamhill (EB), a half-mile walk from the conference hotel. The red line will take you directly to and from Portland International Airport.
Portland Streetcar also offers free service within downtown’s Free Rail Zone and connects Northwest Portland, the Pearl District, Portland City Center, PSU, RiverPlace and the South Waterfront District. Hours of operation vary, but streetcars run about every 13 minutes during the day (less frequently in the evening and on weekends). The streetcar takes you to Powell’s and the many shops and restaurants in the western end of the Pearl District. The nearest streetcar stop is at SW Fifth and Market (EB/SB)) or SW Sixth and Mill in the PSU Urban Center (WB/NB).
Taxis are a convenient way to get directly from one location to another in the Portland Metropolitan area. Standard rates for taxis in Portland are $2.50 USD for the first 1/10 of a mile and $2.50 for each additional mile.