Portland State is in the heart of the cosmopolitan city that shares its name, surrounded by the wild places, rivers and ocean that make the Pacific Northwest a magnet for people who want to have it all. Please see the following categories for Transportation Information, Resources for International Participants, and Portland Area Travel Guides.
Portland International Airport- The PDX website provides information on arrivals/departures, TSA security tips, and international flights, as well as Wifi and restaurant availabilities.
Amtrak Cascades- Amtrak Cascades provides train travel up and down the Pacific Northwest coast, including a station near downtown Portland. Click to read more about schedules, routes, tickets, and special offers.
TriMet- Trimet is Portland's internationally recognized pubic transportation system that provides bus, street car, light rail, and commuter rail options to the Portland metro area. Transportation within Portland's downtown 'fairless square' is free by light rail (Portland MAX) or streetcar.
Resources for International Participants:
Oregon City Travel- This website provides travel updates concerning international arrivals to the United States, as well as links that address questions about passports and visas, customs, language translations, time zone changes, and entry requirements. The Advice for International Travelers section, with its corresponding links, provides particularly comprehensive and recent information.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative- This initiative was established in 2004 under the Department of Homeland Security. It specializes in information about U.S. customs and passport requirements, but also provides a range of international travel guidelines and travel warnings.
Immunization Information- The Oregon state government offers this website as a resource to travelers entering or departing the United States. Contact information for local travel clinics as well as adult immunization requirements are detailed in full.
Portland Area Travel Guides:
Travel Portland- This comprehensive guide provides dining, music, outdoor activity, arts and entertainment resources for visitors to Portland. Links to lodging and day trip suggestions are also included, as well as a downloadable version of the Travel Portland magazine, with additional special offer and seasonal event information.
Travel Oregon- The Portland Metro section offers six ways in which to explore the city: upcoming events, attractions, places to stay, outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and places to dine. Free travel guides, scenic photographs, and links to Portland visitors' travel journals are also included.
Fodor's Portland Travel Guide- The online version of Fodor's pocket guide, this website offers useful lists, such as Top 5 Portland Experiences and Top 5 Reasons to Go to Portland, as well as great city itineraries for once you arrive. A history of Portland and insight into the city culture serve as particularly useful references for visitors.
Go Northwest!: A Travel Guide- The Go Northwest description of Portland is particularly useful for its accompanying travel guide recommendations, all of which can be ordered directly from the Go Northwest bookstore. Coupons for local events and regional, weather information are also provided.
Living in Portland- Portland State University offers regional resources that highlight the city, the mountains, and the water that constitute the campus' environment.