Getting Around Town

Conference Hotel

Hilton Portland Downtown 
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 

MAX light rail

The airport is located 9 miles northeast of downtown Portland, which can be reached via the MAX light rail red line. The closest stop to the hotel is Pioneer Square South.

Red Line schedule  

Downtown Portland to/from the airport is about 38 minutes.

  • $2.50 for Adults 18–64
  • $1.25 for Honored Citizens

The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:57 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
The last train departs PDX at 11:49 p.m., daily.

The MAX station and ticket machines are located near baggage claim on the lower
level of the airport. View airport map


  • Blue Star Downtown Airport Express 
    Blue Star Downtown Express is Portland’s only scheduled service between PDX and the Downtown/Lloyd Center areas, leaving Downtown/Lloyd Center and PDX every 30 minutes. $14.00 one-way or $24.00 round-trip.

    Shuttles are on the terminal’s lower roadway (outside of baggage claim) on the far side of Island #2, closer to the parking garage.


The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before
tip. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their
website. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. Taxis wait in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim.