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Oregon’s largest city takes pride in being "weird".

Portland is best known for its hipster and crunchy (ie. extremely liberal and environmentally-friendly) behavior. The people are friendly, the food is great, and there are so many things to do...

It seems everyone feels some kind of way about Portland. Self-proclaimed "weird"—and committed to keeping it that way—Portland is known for the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods, each with a distinct sense of place. Locals will tell you: you haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve connected with its diverse communities. They are passionate about the arts, the environment, locally sourced foods, microbrews, green spaces, music of every kind and bicycle transportation…which may be the best way to get around the city. Look for bike share options at Union Station, or bring your own.

Portland is known for its beautiful parks, for being dead serious about politics and the environment, as well as for landmarks like the White Stag Sign and the 12 bridges spanning the Willamette River. The climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses"

Located within Portland’s central city, Union Station is one of two designated multi-modal hubs that provide convenient connections between passenger rail, light rail, intra- and inter-city buses, streetcar lines, taxis, and various shuttle services. In addition to Amtrak, the station is home to approximately twenty small office tenants and a restaurant. Portland’s Union Station frequently rivals Seattle’s King Street Station as the most heavily used passenger station on the Amtrak Cascades corridor.

Head on over to Portland to experience these activities and more firsthand.

Layover activites
  • accessibleWheelchair accessible
  • wcPublic washrooms
  • family_restroomFamily washroom
  • baby_changing_stationBaby-changing station
  • people_altTicket agent
  • microwaveTicket vending machines
  • luggageChecked baggage
  • foundationEnclosed waiting area
  • pedal_bikeBicycle storage lockers
  • local_parkingPaid short-term parking
  • local_parkingPaid overnight parking
  • local_atmOn-site ATM
  • restaurantRestaurant
  • luggageBaggage Storage

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800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR
97209 United States
Map of 800 NW 6th Avenue in Portland
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Layover Activities

Things to do in less than an hour between trains and buses.


  • Wilf’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar at Union Station
  • Republica
  • Burrito Bar
  • Piazza Italia
  • The Fields Bar & Grill
  • Brix Tavern
  • Andina
  • Mediterranean Exploration Company
  • Piattino
  • Oven and Shaker
  • Deschutes Brewery and Public House
  • Screen Door Pearl District
  • Trattoria Gallo Nero




An award-winning, internationally recognized leader in urban renewal; this neighborhood is often considered the "gold standard" of life, work and play mixed-use space.


A trip to Portland isn't complete with a visit to Powell's, the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.