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Union Station

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Address: 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3715
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+1 503-273-4865

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Feeling down and out, like you might have it bad? Well, if you're reading this, you have the internet, which is a lot more than the folks that live down there can say. You might... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Tiel F
Portland, OR
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Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was saddened to see that this beautiful public space no longer has restrooms. Restrooms have been taken over by homeless people who have rendered them unsafe for travelers.

1 Thank sandopdx
Portland, OR
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Feeling down and out, like you might have it bad? Well, if you're reading this, you have the internet, which is a lot more than the folks that live down there can say. You might say there's a lot of flavor down there, you might also say that you can see America's economic inequality staring you in the face. Literally.... More 

Thank Tiel F
Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Visited the station itself once to catch the train to Seattle and vancouver. Facilities are good and staff helpful. Nearby restaurant and bar was excellent

Thank FrequentTraveller536
Medford, Oregon
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616 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Union Station has friendly employees who are very helpful for travelers. The station is a beautiful, old building that houses a really nice restaurant, lounge for travelers and amenities needed for your journey. You can easily connect at the station to Portland light rail and city busses. You can connect to the airport via light rail (MAX). The station is... More 

1 Thank sp4301
Hudson Valley, NY
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112 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Beautiful old classic station. Burger & fries from the take-out place inside were better than I expected. If you're on the 6:00 am train though be aware that they don't open the building until 5:30.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I used the bus and train service during our recent vacation to Portland. While our experience was pleasant and the staff provided us with excellent information, the area near Union Station seems questionably safe.

Thank laed11812
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have been at this station several times. I was in the Amtrak lounge, where light snacks and beverages are offered. It is very comfortable, and staffed with very nice people.

2 Thank fivsonsmom
Portland, Oregon
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277 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Yeah, Union Station is a trip back in time. You can easily get there by walking from the local Light rail System (MAX), or a Tri-met Bus. It's just a few blocks away from the main streets. And as you get closer to the station you find yourself transported back in time-- to The Great Depression. You walk by various... More 

2 Thank RSNN
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

It would be better with a first class lounge, but still a very pretty place to catch the train. The gift shop has some good items and the staff are present so you have a way to ask questions and it feels safe. A nice portal to enter (and leave) Portland.

1 Thank Phil T
Reno, Nevada
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309 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had a couple-hour layover here and I was impressed by the building. There was neat little neon signs for the different areas and the staff was very nice and helpful. We wanted to go visit Powell's and the attendant in the Amtrak Metro Lounge gave us a map and marked the way. He also pointed out the area to... More 

2 Thank CoyoteIsland

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