On a visit to Portland, do as locals do and take advantage of the city’s miles upon miles of protected bike lanes, efficient public transportation system and many (and we mean many) walkable bridges to get around. Renting a car is never a necessity in Portland, with plenty of budget-friendly ways to explore the city car-free (and avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking). Read on to learn more about how to get around Portland, then check out our events calendar to help you plan your next visit.
Know Before You Go
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s governor has limited large events based on the current risk level.
Some events may be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.
PDX boasts an easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, local food and drink and tax-free shopping with no markups — and 426 flights daily.
Union Station, with its elegant architecture and iconic “Go By Train” neon sign connects passengers with the city by bus, car and of course by train.
It’s easy to get to and from Portland by bus with the iconic Greyhound and its subsidiary BoltBus.
Portland's efficient light rail system connects the metro area and downtown core. Learn how to ride and where to go on MAX.
In 2001, Portland built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar.
The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility.
While Portland prides itself on being a city that’s easy to get around without a car, these tips will help you tour the city in four-wheeled fashion.
These tips will help you find parking in Portland's central city.
Car- and ride-sharing services in Portland make it easier than ever to get around the city without bringing your own vehicle.
Where to Walk
In addition to Portland’s many pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, your feet can take you to some fantastic places around town.
Fall Hikes Near Portland
These fall hikes near Portland prove that autumn is an ideal time to explore Oregon wilderness, admire seasonal flora and fauna, and visit nearby farms.
Portland’s Best Spots for Fall Color
Autumnal beauty abounds in Portland, and there are plenty of prime places to revel in leaf-crunching relaxation.
Winter Hikes in and Near Portland
Oregon’s great outdoors offers excellent adventures all year-round. Here are six Portland-area paths perfect for all-weather adventures.
Winter Walks in Portland
Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.
Spring Hikes Near Portland
There’s something special about the first spring hike of the year. Enjoy wildflowers, bird watching and breathtaking scenery on these springtime rambles.
The 4T trail is a self-guided tour that lets you explore the city — and see some of the best views — without a car.
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