Getting there & away
Amtrak (503-241-4290; www.amtrak.com; NW 6th Ave & Irving St) serves the following destinations:
Chicago $237, two days, two daily.
Oakland $69, 18 hours, one daily.
Seattle $28, 3½ hours, four daily.
Vancouver, BC $42, four hours, two daily.
Portland International Airport (PDX; 877-739-4636; www.flypdx.com) has daily flights all over the US, as well as to seven international destinations. Amenities include money changers, restaurants, bookstores (including three Powell’s branches) and business services like free wi-fi.