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Sentinel is conveniently located in downtown Portland, within easy walking distance of the city’s most sought-after attractions. Sentinel puts you within easy reach of the Portland Art Museum, Powell’s Books, the Pearl District, Nob Hill, and much more. Make the most of your stay with Portland’s extremely accessible transportation services. Don’t worry, we can help get you from point A to point B!

Portland has an extensive public transportation system, including a five-line light rail network, the MAX. Sentinel’s downtown location is just a few blocks away from Pioneer Square and the MAX’s hub station, which connects all five lines. With adult fares at $2.50, the MAX Light Rail is one of the most affordable and convenient ways of getting around. Take the MAX Red Line and use the Galleria/SW 10th Ave stop, a block away from Sentinel.

Valet Parking in Downtown Portland 

Driving to Portland? Sentinel offers hotel guests valet parking for $55 per day with unlimited in-and-out privileges.


For those who want to take the wheel themselves, there are also several car rental services nearby.

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It’s just under 45 minutes by train from the airport to Sentinel but it’s under 25 minutes by car. If you can’t wait to dive into downtown Portland, rideshare services like Uber or Lyft make things easy.

Driving from Portland International - 20 minutes 

  • Follow NE Airport Way for 3 miles to I-205 South 
  • Take I-205 South for 2.5 miles before taking exit 21B to merge onto I-84 West / 30 West towards Portland 
  • Stay on I-84 West for 5.5 miles; using the left two lanes to exit toward City Center 
  • Continue across the SE Morrison Bridge, arriving on SW Washington Street 
  • Follow SW Washington Street and take a left turn on SW 11th Avenue 
  • Take the first left on SW Alder street 
  • Sentinel is on the left 

MAX Light Rail from Portland International - 45 min to 1 hour 

  • Follow signs in the airport for Portland International Airport station to take the MAX Red Line into downtown Portland. 
  • Stay on the light rail for 17 stops, until Pioneer Square North 
  • Exiting the light rail, take a right turn on SW Broadway 
  • Continue for one block, turning left on SW Alder Street 
  • Continue walking 4 blocks on SW Alder to SW 11th 
  • Sentinel is on the left