Trimet MAX Lightrail
At the heart of Portland’s world-class public transportation system is MAX light rail, with 84 stations and 52 miles of track connecting the city, airport and region.
MAX has four lines, all of which run through downtown:
Blue Line (Hillsboro/City Center/Gresham)
Green Line (Clackamas/City Center/PSU)
Red Line (Airport/City Center/Beaverton)
Yellow Line (Expo Center/City Center/PSU)
MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening.
Trimet Bus Service
On the TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, you’ll find low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility. Most buses are now equipped with bike racks, making mass transit is more user-friendly for the cycling set.
In summer 2013, TriMet buses became more accessible than ever with the new mobile ticketing app for Android and iPhone, allowing riders to buy tickets and passes in advance and without having to carry cash.
Portland Street Car
In 2001, Portland built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar. The original line, now known as the NS line, travels through downtown from Portland State University to the Nob Hill neighborhood via the popular shopping and dining area of the Pearl District.
The streetcar operates from 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday. The streetcar runs approximately every 15 minutes. Arrival times are posted on real-time electronic signs at most streetcar stops. View a more detailed schedule
Portland By Bike
With bike lanes and paths all over town — not to mention cool forests and striking scenery — the city is pretty much a cyclist’s oyster.
Some of the Best Routes in Portland
Find a Map
Rent a Bike