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Old 04-11-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Like the title says.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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If you are asking about Light Rail MAX in Portland, the answer is an emphatic YES.

If you are talking about Commuter Train WES line on the West side of Portland Area, the answer is a hand-wiggle, well, kinda, yes.

If you are talking about Amtrak, the answer is NO.

You pick, for details.

Phil
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:53 PM
 
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Amtrak will get you into downtown Portland, and the Pioneer Mall is downtown - it's a short bus ride away, or a 15 minute walk.

And yeah, I agree with Phil - this post title is not as self-explanatory as one might think.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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ok i'm new here and the only rail i know is the Max. I don't have a car as I am here on business for the next 8 months. I stay downtown on the weekends. The poineer mall I am familiar with, but it's a little upscale for me. I need a place to buy a decent pair of running shoes (eg. don't want to spend more than $70) Plus, Im a fat guy and would like to find a fat guy clothes store. I'm looking for a regular mall like the suburban kind and was wondering if such a thing was accessible by the Max. thanks
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Max goes to the LLoyd Center NE just outside of downtown. This is a shopping center that will have what you are looking for. If you want suburban, the new Green Line Max goes to Clackamas Town Center. Both lines can be taken from downtown.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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ok i'm new here and the only rail i know is the Max. I don't have a car as I am here on business for the next 8 months. I stay downtown on the weekends. The poineer mall I am familiar with, but it's a little upscale for me. I need a place to buy a decent pair of running shoes (eg. don't want to spend more than $70) Plus, Im a fat guy and would like to find a fat guy clothes store. I'm looking for a regular mall like the suburban kind and was wondering if such a thing was accessible by the Max. thanks
Just to expand on what Minervah wrote:

From downtown, Red, Blue, Green MAX ride is in the free rail zone (free ride) to Lloyd Center stop at NE 11th street. It is a walk across the parking lot to get to the Lloyd Center Mall. 3rd stop past the bridge across the Willamette River. There is a JC Penney in the Lloyd Center.

At the end of the line on the Green MAX line is the Clackamas Town Center Mall. The walk from the MAX station is about 1/3 of a mile to the JC Penney store, which is the closest major retailer of the Mall. The Green line goes past a place called Mall 205, it really isn't a mall, it is a Target and Home Depot and a few very small stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond. That is at the Green line Main St stop. About a 1/2 mile hike from the Stop to the Target Store.

FYI, Casual Male Big and Tall store at Clackamas TC, IIRC, is actually located in the outlying strip mall just south of main Mall across SE Sunnyside. I might be able to verify this on Thursday or Friday.

Otherwise, Exit Green at Clackamas TC, and transfer to West Bound Bus 72 (actually heading North on 82nd at this point) and get off at the Claussy Stop (2nd or third stop north on SE 82nd from the Mall.) Northwest Big and Tall is there. I think across SE 82nd in the strip mall, but I am not sure. I would call store first to verity it is open on Weekends.

But speaking of shoes, on SE 82nd, on the 72 bus line, between SE Foster and SE Woodstock is Cobbler Bills, which is more of an orthopedic shoe store. I highly recommend this store for casual footwear for overweight people. I have blood sugar problems and was very impressed with the knowledge and prices of Cobbler Bill. He will only sell shoes that FIT you feet. Prices for his shoes are about $100.00, but you are getting orthopedic shoes that fit you feet. Aside: Foot Solutions, a chain orthopedic shoe store would charge $100.00 more for their comparable shoes. Shoes that fit...but maybe not so much 'fashion' or 'style' of shoes that impress. Cobbler bill has odd hours, call first to verify store is open.

You can also transfer from Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines at the 82nd street stop and transfer to the 72 line bus heading south on SE 82nd street. Hint: if you use this MAX line to 82nd stop and the #72 bus, be sure you buy the All Day pass, it will be cheaper in the long run on the weekends with reduced service. This be the slow boat option.

I hope this helps you out.

BTW: TriMet: Public Transportation for the Portland, Oregon, Metro Area

Phil

PS: For the more adventurist minded: Red or Blue to Beaverton TC, catch WES commuter train south to Washington Square exit at Hall / Nimbus exit and hike to Washington Square Mall. Do bring your water bottle, for the Hike. Maybe even a back-pack.

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: PNW
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If you take the MAX to Beaverton Town Center, there are several shops right in that area you might be interested in. It's not a big indoors mall, but a pretty big strip mall.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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No way. That's an east coast/asian/european thing.

The only Mall-Station out west is San Francisco where BART rail & Amtrak buses are located in or under a mall serving mostly east coast/asian/european tourists.

Portland will never have one of these babies-
Hauptbahnhoh Train Station, Berlin, Germany
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