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Getting to the Benson Hotel


Portland International Airport (PDX) is well served by most of the major airlines, including United, Delta, Alaska, American, Air Canada, Southwest, Jet Blue and Frontier Airlines.  Train service is also available, and is particularly feasible between Portland and the other major West Coast cities.  There are direct flights from several international cities, including Amsterdam and Tokyo.


Getting from PDX to the Benson Hotel (SW Broadway Ave & SW Oak St)

There are several options for getting to the Benson Hotel from the airport.

Information on where to get taxis, shuttles, and the MAX is available on the PDX website


Taxis are located in the center section of the airport terminal's lower roadway on the baggage claim and departure level. Taxi service will take about 20-40 min to downtown, depending on traffic.


Shuttles are also available. Information on shuttles can be found on the PDX website. Shuttle service to the Benson is fixed at $14 per person, regardless of the company. It is advisable to reserve shuttles in advance.


Public transportation (TriMet MAX is PortlandŐs Light Rail public transportation):

TriMet MAX (Fare: Adult All-Zone: $2.35, Youth/Student: $1.50, Honored Citizen (over 65 years of age): $1)

The MAX is located in the baggage claim area, by baggage claim 2.

      See for TriMet Rail System map


Option 1

-           Board Red line to City Center & Beaverton TC

-           Get off at Gateway/NE 99th Ave TC MAX Station (about 14 min)

-           Board MAX Green Line to City Center/PSU

-           Get off at SW 5th & Oak St. MAX station (about 23 min ride)

-           Walk 0.1 mile (2 blocks) west to Benson

Option 2 (more walking, but no transfer)

-           Board Red line to City Center & Beaverton TC

-           Get off Pioneer Square North MAX station (located on Morrison & Broadway; about 42 min ride)

-           Walk 0. 2 mile (4 blocks) north to Benson

Getting from the PSU Dorms (Broadway & Jackson) to the Benson:


         - Walk north on Broadway towards College St. The Benson is about 0.9 miles from the dorms.

MAX (trip is within the Free Rail Zone, so no fare is required)

         - Walk approximately 0.24 mile northeast to PSU/SW 6th & Montgomery MAX Station

         - Board either the Green Line (to Clackamas Town Center) or Yellow Line (to Expo Center)

         - Get off at SW 6th & Pine St. Max Station

         - Walk about 0.1 mile west to Benson


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