TriMet's MAX Light Rail
The MAX is Portland’s most reliable and well-known form of public transportation. The fare for an Adult ticket is $2.50 for a two-hour pass and $5 for an all-day pass. At the airport, board the MAX Red Line to City Center & Beaverton and get off at Gateway/NE 99th Ave TC MAX Station. Then you will board the MAX Green Line to Clackamas Town Center and get off at SE Powell Blvd. This ride will take you about 30 minutes.
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Cabs are a quick way to get around Portland, but they are more costly. A taxi will take about 15 minutes from the airport and should cost around $25 plus tip amount.
Taxi companies in Portland
Portland Taxi Company - 503-256-5400
Broadway Cab - 503-333-3333
Green Cab & Green Shuttle - 503-234-1414
Radio Cab - 503-227-1212
Parkland Apartments are the most convenient rental option and offer the best price for incoming students. To learn more about Parkland, visit our Housing page. Rent in Portland depends on the area and whether or not the apartment is furnished. If the apartment comes unfurnished, there are many near-by stores at which you can buy furniture, such as Walmart, Fred Meyer and IKEA. You can also buy used furniture at Goodwill, Salvation Army and Craigslist to cut costs.
The cost of food can vary depending on where you shop and how often you eat out. Eating out in Portland can range from inexpensive food carts ($4 - 6 a plate) to high-end restaurants and bistros ($25+ a plate). On average, you will spend around $15 a plate on food at a restaurant. It is customary to tip 15% - 20% when eating out. For a list of nearby grocery stores visit our Helpful Links page.
Oregon does not charge sales tax, which makes Portland a shopping destination. There are lots of options around our school to fit any budget. Clackamas Town Center is located down 82nd Ave, offering over 40 places to shop. We are also conveniently located near Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Goodwill and Ross.
Getting around Portland without a car is easy with public transportation. To learn more about our transportation services visit our Transportation page.
Portland is known for its unique events and activities. There is always something fun to do in Portland! To find out more information about events and activities, visit our Activities and Attractions page.