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Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)

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Address: Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
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Great service, covers most of the area, perfect way to travel

Mass transit is important to me, one of the reasons we selected Portland, and the Max combines with buses, trolleys and trains to give you excellent service (except when it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Quinta53
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mass transit is important to me, one of the reasons we selected Portland, and the Max combines with buses, trolleys and trains to give you excellent service (except when it's really snowing) to try and minimize the traffic here. Clean trains, on time and affordable. Different price levels depending on student, senior, adult but for most $100 a month for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of the best transit systems I've experienced. They are friendly and helpful, and it covers all of the areas i go to.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took it from Milwaukie to downtown Portland, and from downtown to Beaverton. Both times I found the riding experience easy and convenient.

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Colorado
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208 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to travel from the airport to downtown! The trains are clean and roomy; you can hang up your bike. The fare is super cheap. Who needs a taxi?

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Beaverton, Oregon
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59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Park your car at one of the MAX park and rides and see portland as it is meant to be seen, on foot. MAX is convenient to most of the most popular sites in Portland, as well as Downtown. It is also the best way to get to and from the airport, however, if you are going to the airport,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always use Max to go downtown. Lots to see and do in Portland...senior all day tickets are a bargain. No hassle with driving or parking. Love it!!

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Thank ingr6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convenient transportation. Great price. Great availability. Easy to use. You can get to most anywhere using the MAX.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and fast but try to travel off business hours. Be sure to get your ticket at the yellow booths before entering. Great for downtown travel and you can then hop on the trolly or bus with the same ticket

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1,211 reviews
357 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing I can say about this is that it eventually gets you home and that is the best thing I can say.

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FAIRFAX
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MAX goes nearly everywhere in the Portland area, so you don't really need a car, whether you're visiting or if you live there. We visit Portland twice/year and take MAX from the airport to our lodging, and to meet friends and family nearly anywhere. Easy to buy tickets with your credit card, and it's comfortable seating. Great big windows too,... More 

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