City Guide

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  • Bike Rentals

    Portland is super compact for easy walking, but the real modus operandi for locals on the move is via two wheels. Bike lanes – wide ones – abound throughout, and many streets are festooned with big white “sharrows” (signs showing a biker and two big arrows painted onto the pavement, indicating that cars need to share the road). Rent some wheels downtown at Waterfront Bikes. (Photo: Waterfront Bikes)

    10 S.W. Ash St., 503-227-1719, Book now at Bike Rentals
  • Getting from the Airport

    Portland International Airport is only a 20-minute drive from downtown. Take a taxi or, easier and almost as fast, ride the TriMet MAX light rail. Buy a $2.50 ticket in the baggage claim area, and board the train just outside the door at the southern edge of the terminal. (Photo: M.O. Stevens)

    Book now at Getting from the Airport
  • Public Transportation

    Portland has a reputation for progressive urban planning, and the buses, light rail, streetcars and plentiful bike lanes all bespeak a city that is easy to navigate. The MAX lines transect the city and major suburbs, while the buses will easily zip you from Alberta Street, in the Northeast District, to the southwest part of downtown. (Photo: Steve Morgan) Book now at Public Transportation