Travel Information


  • Portland International Airport (PDX): 10 miles from hotel (30 minutes)

Ground Transportation

Hotel Shuttle

The Hilton Portland Downtown does not provide airport shuttle service.


Several taxi companies operate in and around Portland. Estimated taxi fare from PDX to the Hilton is $35 plus tax and tip.

Rental Car

Five rental car companies currently offer rental car services at PDX; car pickup is located on level 1 of the short-term garage. For a list of rental car companies and more information on rental cars, please visit the airport's rental car information page.

MAX Light Rail

MAX Light Rail: The Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) Light Rail runs about every 15 minutes daily. There is a station located in Portland International Airport, and one 2 blocks from Hilton Portland (Pioneer Square Station). The current adult fare is $2.50 for 2 hours, or $5 for a one-day pass. Ticket machines are located at each MAX station.For information on routes, schedules, how to ride MAX light rail or instructions in other languages, visit

Portland Streetcar

The Portland Streetcar offers convenient and affordable transportation throughout greater Portland, including the Pearl District, Old Town, Chinatown, the Lloyd District, Downtown, and South Portland.

Hotel Parking Fees

Valet parking at the Hilton is $50 per day. Self-parking is not available. 

Driving Directions to Hilton Portland Downtown

For driving directions, visit the hotel directions page.

International Participants

Visa Applications and Letters of Invitation

We recommend that you apply for a visa at least three to four months in advance due to security policies that have greatly increased processing time, such as interviews and mandatory waiting periods. Travelers from all Visa Waiver Program countries must present either a machine-readable passport or a U.S. visa.

For general information about visas go to&

For Visa Waiver Program and Machine Readable Passports information go to

Request a Letter of Invitation from ION

What to Do in Portland

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