Union Station, with its elegant architecture, 150-foot-tall (45.7-m-tall) clock tower and cheerful “Go By Train” neon sign, is a Portland landmark.
The station is located at the foot of the Broadway Bridge in Old Town Chinatown, just minutes from the center of downtown. The Portland Transit Mall, which carries many bus lines, as well as the MAX light rail Green, Orange and Yellow lines, is one block from Union Station on Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Union Station is served by three Amtrak passenger trains:
- With four daily departures between Seattle and Portland, as well as daily service to Vancouver, B.C., and two daily trips to Eugene, Ore., Amtrak Cascades is a convenient link to the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
- The Coast Starlight operates daily, connecting the West Coast’s most popular destination cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
- Running daily, the Empire Builder begins in Portland and heads east to Chicago with stops at Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Minot, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and other locations.
Introduced in 2016, Portland’s bike-share program brings 1,000 smart bicycles to the central city.
The City of Roses built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar in 2001: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar.
E-scooter sharing lets users rent vehicles via an app for one-way trips. Before boarding, check out our dos and don’ts for riding e-scooters in Portland.
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