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Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

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Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

We are planning a vacation to the Northwest and are planning to take the Cascades Amtrak from Seattle to Portland.

Since we are planning to stay in the downtown area of Portland, which station should we plan to get off the train?

1. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

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2. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

What area are you staying in? Amtrak station n end of downtown area. There are two light rails that stop right close that might help you get to where you want. They have a website look for tri-met

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3. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

We don't have our hotel reservations yet, but we are planning to stay in the downtown area.

If the train only stops at one station in Portland and it happens to be in the downtown area, then we are set.

Thanks for your help!

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4. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

Suggest you check trimet.org to find schedules and routes for light rail and buses. Though downtown most hotels are not easy walk.

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5. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

how far is the Spenser Hotel from

Amtrak Portland station in town?

We want to catch the train at the pdx airport.Karen

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6. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

Karen, the Portland light rail system called MAX and Streetcar are completely different from Amtrak. The Amtrak from Seattle and San Francisco comes into Portland's Union Station. The former are local transit, like the El in Chicago. You can take the Streetcar "Central Loop" right to the Mark Spencer Hotel if you walk to NW 9th & Lovejoy. If you're taking the MAX in from the airport, you'll need to walk from the SW 5th & Oak MAX stop.

Here is a map: http://trimet.org/maps/citycenter.htm

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7. Re: Train Seattle to Portland.....which station for arrival?

The MAX can get you close most Downtown hotels and the airport. If you are arriving on the Amtrak train from Seattle, take the suggested Streetcar. You really don't want to walk from the train station.

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