Visiting the Department
Learn more about scheduling a visit to campus or about living in Portland at these PSU pages. Another great resource to make your visit enjoyable is the Portland Oregon Visitor's Association. The University owns and operates a hotel - University Place - that has special rates for PSU students and visitors.
By Public Transportation - TriMet: Portland's public transportation is excellent and accessible. Parking is limited in the downtown area, so arriving by transit is strongly recommended. Use TriMet's trip planner to plan your route by bus, streetcar or MAX.
By Bicycle: Riding your bike is an easy way to get to campus. There are plenty of bike racks, and the campus is bike friendly. See the City of Portland's bike page for more information. If your trip is a longer distance, note that all TriMet buses, MAX, and the Portland Streetcar are equipped to accommodate bicycles.
By Car: Parking is limited in the downtown and all on-street parking is metered. There is a parking structure with hourly rates directly underground the Engineering Building which has an entrance off of SW Fourth Ave. The elevators from the parking structure are at the north end. Take the elevators to the lobby level, walk out the front doors and the Engineering Building is a orange-brick building to your left. There are also other structures on campus - see the link to PSU's transportation and parking services for guests.
By Air: The MAX Red Line light rail runs every fifteen minutes from the Portland International Airport to downtown. When you arrive at Portland International Airport you can walk from the baggage claim area to the light rail station (less than 500 feet) and take MAX to the the Pioneer Square Station, then transfer to MAX on 5th Avenue. Both Green and Yellow Line trains on Fifth Ave travel to PSU. Taxi rides to PSU are about $35-$40 dollars.
By Train: Portland Union Station is served by three scheduled Amtrak intercity passenger trains. It's a short MAX ride down the transit mall to the PSU Campus.