South Waterfront is a new residential neighborhood, with nine condominium towers built since 2004 as part of the North Macadam Urban Renewal District. There aren't many restaurants yet, but it's close to downtown and well connected by the Portland Streetcar. A ride on the Portland Aerial Tram offers scenic views as it crosses over I-5 and up to the Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Getting Around Portland
The best way to get around Portland is by using public transportation and walking. Portland's public transit TriMet buses and light-rail trains are accessible and efficient. You can hop on the light-rail from the Portland International Airport (PDX) and get into the city for $2.50, which is much cheaper than cab fare. Day passes work on all forms of Portland public transit and begin at $5 for adults.
- Portland International Aiport-PDX
Things to Do and See Near South Waterfront
- Portland International Airport
- Oregon Zoo
- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
- Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
- Hillsboro Stadium
- Jamison Square
- University of Portland
- Portland City Hall
- Rose Garden
- Portland State University