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Getting to Portland

Getting to Portland

By Air

Portland International Airport (PDX) is serviced by most major North American carriers and by many international carriers through connections with domestic partner airlines.

Airport Ground Transportation

The DoubleTree by Hilton is easily accessible from the airport via MAX light rail. No shuttle service will be provided for CCMA 2018.

Walk to the end of the Portland Airport Baggage Claim area

Board the Red Line Max to City Center & Beaverton Transit Center

Get off at Lloyd 11th Avenue Max Station (about 30 min.)

Take a left and walk half a block west to DoubleTree by Hilton.

Your all-zone pass ($2.50) can be obtained before you board MAX from vending machines inside the terminal and on the platform (debit/credit accepted). ​

By Train

Amtrak Cascades offers direct service to Portland’s Union Station from Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA, and Eugene, OR, and the Coast Starlight offers service from cities in California, with connecting lines for travel from cities across North America. Amtrak’s Empire Builder has direct service to Portand’s Union Station from Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul-Minneapolis, and Spokane. Union Station is located in downtown Portland with easy access to MAX light rail Green and Blue lines to the Doubletree hotel.  ​

By Bus

Greyhound Bus Lines provides service to the downtown Portland station, conveniently located near Union Station and the MAX Light rail Green and  Blue lines to the DoubleTree hotel. ​

BoltBus offers low fares – one seat per bus is randomly selected to cost just $1, while most fares are in the $10-25 range, BoltBus has been a hit since its arrival in 2012. In addition to savings, BoltBus passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and about three inches of extra legroom compared to standard coaches. Although you board at the curb, a seat is guaranteed with the purchase of a ticket, and boarding groups keep things orderly. Boltbus serves the Pacific Northwest with frequent service between Portland, Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, Seattle, Albany and Eugene, OR.

In addition to BoltBus and Greyhound, several other bus services provide convenient, affordable and frequent service to some of the most beautiful destinations in the region.

  • Cascades POINT: Seven daily trips to and from Portland and Eugene.
  • NorthWest POINT: Twice-daily service to and from Portland and Astoria.
  • The Wave: Twice-daily service to and from Portland and multiple coastal cities, including Oceanside, Cannon Beach and Lincoln City.
  • CC Rider: Weekday service from Portland to St. Helens and Astoria.
  • Central Oregon Breeze: Daily service between Portland and Bend (with twice-daily service during peak season).

By Car

Portland is accessible via I-5, the major north-south interstate, I-84 for points west. I-405 forms a loop with I-5 around the central downtown area of the city. Attendees/Visitors can access the DoubleTree via Interstate 5 North from exit 302A–Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West exit 1–Lloyd Boulevard.