Welcome to Portland!

Nestled in the stunning Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon is a vibrant and eclectic city that offers a unique blend of culture, nature, and creativity. With its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Portland invites you to discover its delightful quirks and immerse yourself in its diverse and vibrant community.


The iconic Hilton Portland Downtown is in the heart of city center near Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland State University and the Oregon Convention Center.


Airport Info


Portland International Airport (PDX) is currently served by more than 15 international and domestic airlines offering about 500 scheduled passenger arrivals and departures daily.

There are several ways to get to and from Portland’s airport. The most popular is the MAX Light Rail, which has a station on the airport’s lower level. The Red Line takes riders from the airport to downtown in approximately 38 minutes. Other options include taxicabs, ride-share services and shuttles.

If you’re trying to get to the PDX airport from outside of Portland, you can connect to Portland’s Trimet system through other transit agencies or hire an Oregon shuttle

Getting Around

MAX Light Rail

MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Service is less frequent in the early morning, midday and evening. Most lines begin service around 4 a.m. and finish before midnight. A wide variety of MAX Park & Ride locations allow you to leave a vehicle for up to 24 hours, free of charge.

How to ride MAX

Additional Options

Visit Portland

Plan to come early or extend your stay and bring the whole family to explore all Portland has to offer! So much to explore for everyone!

Local Info


Visa requirements to travel to the USA are set by the federal government. To learn more about travel visas, click here.


Portland has a moderate climate, with cool, wet winters that bring rain but little snow. 

It’s always good to pack layers for a trip to Portland. Bring a light, waterproof jacket and sturdy, comfortable shoes. In winter, throw in some warmer layers, and pack warm sweaters, hats and gloves.


The United States of America uses USD, which is divided into 100 cents. There are $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 dollar bills. There are 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces in smaller coins. Banking and credit cards are welcome almost everywhere.



Standard tipping includes 15% – 20% for servers at restaurants, $1-$2 for hotel bellmen and airport porters per bag, $2 for hotel housekeeping per night,  $2 for parking valets,  $1-$2 per drink for bartenders, 10% of the taxi fare.



In case of emergency: 9-1-1



The United States operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz. The power sockets accept both Type A and Type B plugs. Non-North American visitors should bring a plug adapter if they wish to use their own small appliances from home (razors, hair dryers, laptops, etc.).



Like almost 700 cities in America, Portland has gone smoke-free. The City’s comprehensive smoking ordinance goes above and beyond state law to include restrictions on smoking and vaping (use of electronic smoking devices) in locations such as bars, casinos, hotel rooms, and even some outside areas.