Public Transportation

The closest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX).  We urge you to consider using public transportation during your visit to Portland.

The Portland MAX

Light Rail

The MAX Light Rail – Red Line is Portland’s efficient light-rail system that runs from Portland International Airport (PDX) to downtown Portland. Galleria/SW 10th Ave MAX Station (Stop ID 8384) is 1 block from the Sentinel.

The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. Here are some quick facts:

  • The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50  – Youth $1.25 –  Honored Citizen $1.25 (Honored Citizens are 65+, Medicare, or physical/mental disability. Proof of Eligibility required.)
  • MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
  • You can roll your luggage on board.
  • The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
  • The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.
  • All streetcar lines (separate light rail system from MAX) stop at the Sentinel (SW 11th and Alder southbound and SW 10th and Alder northbound) the hotel is one block from the MAX Red and Blue Lines and 4 blocks from the Downtown Transit Mall (Green, Yellow, and Orange lines plus numerous bus lines).

For complete schedules and more information, visit

Trimet fares page with info on their mobile and HopCard payments  can be found here:

Ride Share

Lyft and Uber both operate in Portland.

Rental Cars

Rental Car Companies On Airport Property
Rental Car Companies Off Airport Property

Taxi Services from PDX

Taxi Service Providers

Driving Directions from Portland International Airport

To the Sentinel:

  • Follow NE Airport Way to NE 82nd Way – (1.3 miles)
  • Continue on NE 82nd Way. Take NE Sandy Blvd and I-84 W/US-30 W to SW 11th Ave – (8.1 miles)
  • Turn left onto SW 11th Ave
  • Destination will be on the left

Note: Please check Google Maps to see that this is the fastest route for getting to the Sentinel when you depart PDX.
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At the Sentinel
– Valet at the hotel for $45 per day with unlimited in/out
– Short Term Parking (very limited) $15 for the first two hours and then $10 for each additional hour up to $45 per day

First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot – 12th and Morrison
Address: 661 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 – Map & Details
Hourly: $4.00 per hr
Daily: $11.50 daily max
Evening/Weekend:Eves $3 Sun-Thur, $4 Fri & Sat Wknds $2 per hr and $4.50 max

Smart Park – 10th and Yamhill
Address: 730 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 – Map
Up to 4 hours $7.40 Over 4 Hours (Weekdays) $14
Sunday – Thursday evening maximum (Arrive after 5 pm – Out by 5 am) $5
Saturday – Sunday daily maximum (Weekend day begins at 5 am) $5
Friday – Saturday evening maximum (Arrive after 5 pm – Out by 5 am) $5