Seven blocks west of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, three blocks south of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, two blocks east of the Portland Art Museum, and one block north of Portland State University. And to top it off, Portland city blocks are half the size you’re used to. Seriously, Radisson RED couldn’t be more centrally located.
There are so many things to do here in the Downtown Arts District, it’s tempting to try it all. But if you don’t venture out farther, you’re playing yourself. Board the light rail to tour the Oregon Zoo or Uber out to ski on Mt. Hood. If it’s a hipster vibe you’re after, stroll the streets of Alberta or bounce on over to Boise, home of the DIY Bar.
Portland has one of the best public transit systems in the U.S. (Business Insider and Huffington Post both say so). The nearest bus stop is one block north, and you can reach the MAX Light Rail on foot in three minutes. Portland International Airport (PDX) is a 40-minute rail ride away (and it only costs $2.50). Do yourself a favor and download the TriMet app before your trip.
From Portland International Airport (PDX):