Portland Express

This customized Amtrak Cascades car welcomed passengers to Portland the moment they stepped on board.

Portland Express ticket

Note: The Portland Express ran from January – March 2014.

All aboard the Portland Express — an Amtrak Cascades train car that welcomed passengers to Portland the minute they stepped on board.

Lucky train-riders grabbed a Pendleton-upholstered seat and immersed themselves in Portland amid custom wallpaper, yarn-bombed table legs and designs from beloved local vendors. The redesigned dining car included Tanner Goods leather coasters, custom Portland-inspired temporary tattoos and copies of Travel Portland magazine (while supplies lasted).

Ride the Portland Express

Portland Express interiorStarting the third week of January 2014, visitors who took the Amtrak Cascades line between Eugene and Vancouver, B.C., had the chance to ride the Portland Express. The special car was in service through March.

Why visit?

Portland is happening now — tax-free shopping, 75-plus craft breweries (more than any other city in the world), and a culinary scene that includes restaurants, specialty shops and an entire month of $29 three-course menus in March is just an Amtrak Cascades train ride away. Why not stop by this winter and spend a few days exploring Portland and all the things that make it one of the most talked about cities in the nation?

To follow and share how Portland is Happening Now on social media, use the hashtag #PDXNOW.

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