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11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

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11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

have an 11 hour layover at PDX. Never been here and wondering what to do? should i leave the airport and explore? Help?

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1. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

Time of day? You might enjoy hopping on the MAX train heading to the downtown area and visit OMSI, Powell's Book Store, Portland Art Museum, the food cart pods, Timbers soccer, Oregon zoo, rose gardens in Washington Park, Trail Blazers basketball ... depends on your interests.

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2. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

7:15am

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3. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

By all means explore. Head downtown, walk The Pearl, visit Powell Books, lunch at Piazza Italia, ride the streetcar over to OMSI, head back to the airport and have dinner at Gustavs.

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4. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

Yes see downtown. MAX leaves from right in terminal fairly regularly. Since airport is first stop you can get good seating. going back may not be as good depending on hour you plan to head for airport. Make sure you get on right MAX from downtown. red line I believe. will be same color you take in.

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5. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

downtown, powells and FOOD CARTS...portland has the best food!!

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6. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

Or . . . rent a car and head out the Columbia River Gorge to see waterfalls and great scenery.

Or . . . drive to the coast.

Or . . . take a boat ride (jet or slow) on the Columbia or Willamette Rivers, although some trips are seasonal.

Lots of choices!

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7. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

can't you stay longer?? ha ah

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8. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

I probably wouldn't rent a car because there is always a chance of car trouble; flat tire; heavy traffic, etc and you could miss your outward flight.

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9. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

thanks to all that have posted. we are planning a few nights in the Portland area and this topic was a great starting point for our planning.

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10. Re: 11 hour layover in PDX. What to do?

yes, you HAVE to stay more nights. we stayed 2 last time and this year, on the end of a trip, are staying 2 nights, and i don't think that is enough and we have been there tons!!

google the food carts .