IMPORTANT NOTE: From May 8 through May 21, 2016, there will be significant construction on the MAX light rail downtown, along SW/NW 1st Aves. MAX trains will be detoured from 1st, which will cause service delays. Most lines will run along NW/SW 5th and 6th Aves through downtown. The Red Line will not run to Beaverton, the Green Line will not run into downtown Portland, stopping at Rose Quarter TC, and the Blue line will be split into two segments downtown, requiring walking a couple blocks to connect. For full details, please go here: http://trimet.org/alerts/firstavenue.htm
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Portland Hawthorne Hostel
3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(Located in SE Portland, we are only 15 minutes from downtown in the hip & bohemian Hawthorne neighborhood.)
PLEASE NOTE- All buses require exact change, no change will be given if you give more than the required amount. Ticket machines at MAX stations can accept bills as large as $20, however all change will be given out in coin (including dollar coins.)
Transit Tracker: Call 503-238-7433 and use the STOP ID number provided to find out bus/train arrivals in real time. You can also get arrival times by text message! Text the stop ID number to 27299.
Greyhound/Amtrak: From Amtrak, walk south on NW 6th Ave towards downtown and the Greyhound Station, then turn left on NW Irving. (From Greyhound, turn right out of the entrance and take a right onto NW Irving.) Take a right on NW 5th Ave to the Union Station/NW 5th & Glisan St MAX Station (Stop ID 7601). Buy a transit ticket ($2.50) from the ticket machine. Board a Max Yellow Line or Max Green Line light rail train. Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop. Walk north on SW 5th (in the opposite direction of where the train’s going), turn right on Madison and walk to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639). Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (show the driver your MAX ticket—it works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street.
Boltbus: The Bolt Bus drops you off downtown at NW 8th Ave and NW Everett St. Walk east on Everett (going with the direction of the one way traffic on Everett) to NW 5th Ave. Take a right on NW 5th Ave to the NW 5th & Couch MAX Station (Stop ID 9303). Buy a transit ticket ($2.50) from the ticket machine. Board a Max Yellow Line or Max Green Line light rail train. Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St MAX Station stop. Walk north on SW 5th (in the opposite direction of where the train’s going), turn right on Madison and walk to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639). Board a 14-Hawthorne bus (show the driver your MAX ticket—it works as a transfer!) The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are between 30th and 31st on the left side of the street
From the airport by public transit:
- Option A: Buy a transit ticket ($2.50) from one of the ticket machines. Take the Light Rail MAX Red Line (will say “City Center & Beaverton TC” on it, Stop ID 10579) to downtown. Get off at Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station (Stop ID 8382) (in downtown Portland) and walk 5 short blocks on SW 4th Ave (turn right on 4th from the stateion) to SW Madison & 4th (Stop ID 3639). Board a 14-Hawthorne bus and show the driver your MAX ticket. The bus will take you onto Hawthorne Blvd. Get off at the 30th Ave stop. We are on the opposite side of Hawthorne at the corner of 31st. PLEASE NOTE: During the MAX disruption from May 8-21, 2016, the Red Line will stop at City Hall/SW 5th and Jefferson instead of Mall/SW 5th. Please use the Amtrak/Greyhound directions above to complete your journey. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE “OPTION B” BELOW DURING MAY 8-21, 2016 INSTEAD.
- Option B: If you don’t have a lot of luggage and want a shorter transit time, buy $2.50 transit ticket, take the Light Rail MAX Red Line (will say “City Center & Beaverton TC” on it, Stop ID 10579) and get off at Hollywood Transit Center. Board a 75 39th-Lombard bus (IMPORTANT: will say “to Milwaukie TC” on it, Stop ID 10868) and show the driver your MAX ticket (and hold on to that ticket!) Get off at SE 39th/Cesar Chavez Blvd and Hawthorne. Take a right on Hawthorne Blvd walk 8 blocks down Hawthorne to 31st and we’re on the right. The walk from the bus stop is about a half mile (.8km) and takes about 10 minutes. Or you can board a 14-Hawthorne (“to Portland”, Stop ID 2626), show the driver your MAX ticket, and get off at SE 30th and Hawthorne.
- Option C: Buy a transit ticket ($2.50) from one of the ticket machines. Take the Light Rail MAX Red Line (Stop ID 10579) and get off at Gateway Transit Center (the Red Line will ONLY go to Gateway this week.) Board a 15-Belmont/23rd bus (Stop ID 10860). Get off at SE 30th and Belmont. Cross the street and walk six blocks up SE 30th (you’ll be going up a hill). Turn left on SE Hawthorne. We will be on the left at 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Bringing your bike with you? Go to our bicycle directions page which will give you how to get here from Greyhound, Amtrak, and the airport. If you are bicycling into the city from somewhere else, check out one of the many pages found in our Bicycle Directions category.
Need to call a cab? Here are some local taxi companies:
- Broadway Cab 503.227.1234
- Radio Cab 503.227.1212
- Union Cab 503.222.2222
(Note: these listings are not an endorsement of any particular taxi company and we do not guarantee the quality of service received by the providers listed.)
From the airport by car or driving in on I-84 from the East: exit the airport onto I-205 South. From I-205, get onto I-84 West. If you are driving from the East on I-84, you will want to follow these directions from here on as well. Take I-84 to the 43rd Avenue (exit 2). Turn left at exit ramp stop-light and go to 39th Ave. Turn left on 39th- this will take you over the freeway. Continue down 39th until you reach Hawthorne Blvd (there’s a Jiffy Lube on the corner), and take a right. We are located on the right between 31st and 30th Avenues.
Driving North on I-5 from Eugene/California: Take left lane exit 299B (I-405), stay left and immediately take exit 1A (Naito Pkwy / Harbor Dr.). Turn right onto Front Ave (Naito Pkwy), and another right onto the Hawthorne Bridge. Head over the bridge and up Hawthorne Blvd. We are located on your left between 30th and 31st Avenues.
Driving West on US 26: After Sandy take the highway into Gresham. Stay on Hwy 26 as it turns left onto Powell Blvd. Take Powell Blvd to 50th Ave and make a right. Take 50th to Hawthorne Blvd and turn left. We are between 31st and 30th Avenues on the right.
Driving East on US 26: Just past the tunnel in Portland, take the downtown exit (center lane), which feeds onto SW Market St. Take Market to Park Ave. & turn left. Go to Madison St. and turn right. Take Madison over the Hawthorne Bridge & up SE Hawthorne Blvd. We are on the left just past 30th Ave.
The City of Portland has a helpful list of information on transportation, too.