Know Before You Go
The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility. Most buses are equipped with bike racks, making mass transit more user-friendly for the cycling set.
Pay your fare using Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare payment system launched by TriMet in 2017. Hop cards can be purchased for $3 at the TriMet Information Center in Pioneer Courthouse Square (as well as local retailers and grocery stores). When you need to add value, you can reload using the cards using the Hop Fastpass mobile app or at local stores. To use a Hop Fastpass, tap the card on a designated card reader each time you board the MAX light rail, streetcar or bus.
Popular Bus Routes
4 – Division/Fessenden
Clinton/Division neighborhood, Mississippi Avenue
9 – Powell Blvd.
14 – Hawthorne
Hawthorne Boulevard, Mt. Tabor Park
15 – Belmont/NW 23rd
Belmont Street, Northwest Portland, Providence Park
19 – Woodstock/Glisan
20 – Burnside/Stark
Central Eastside, Burnside Street
63 – Washington Park
International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, Hoyt Arboretum
Beyond big trees and picnic tables, Washington Park offers a zoo, two museums, gardens and more, all bordered by one of the country’s premier urban wildernesses.
With bike lanes and paths throughout the city, Portland has great places to ride for cyclists of all abilities.
In addition to Portland’s many pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, your feet can take you to some fantastic places around town.