Willamette students' excursions to Portland

Do students really go to Portland much? What are the logistics?

I like Portland

AMTRAK station is next door and short trip to Portland

Straightforward using Amtrak, which is literally at the edge of campus. Amtrak offers 7-8 trains/buses a day to Portland’s Union Station, for about $12 each way; depending on which one you get, takes 1:10 to 1:30 to go the ~50 miles. From Union Station you walk 1 block to the MAX light rail station to pick up trains into the center of Portland OR to the airport (with a transfer). Good options for restaurants, bookstores, visiting other colleges like Portland State.