Union Station121 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-5032734865
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Bar, Dine In, Restaurant, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Station
Usually a train station has to be either of architectural interest or historical interests to qualify as an attraction. The Portland Union Station does both. Built in 1896, the building is both elegant and eye catching, with a grey and red brick facade, and a striking 150 ft. tall Romanesque Revival clock tower with iconic neon signs that read ‘Go By Train’ and ‘Union Station’. There is shopping and dining to be done here and in particular you must check out Wilf's Restaurant and Piano Bar on the ground level. The inside is simple but with wide sweeping panoramas, clean and well lit hallways and easy signage. Back when it was originally being designed, had the first design been accepted it would have been the largest train station in the world.
How to Reach Union Station
- MAX Green line, Orange Line and Yellow Line; Bus 291 stop Union Station/NW 5th &Glisan MAX Stn.
- Bus 16 stop 700 Block NW Naito Parkway.
- Portland Streetcar A-Loop and NS-Loop stop NW 10th & Glisan.
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2.7% of people who visit Portland include Union Station in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
55.56% of people start their Union Station visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Union Station
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Union Station
Union Station Reviews & Ratings
I have been here 4 years. In that time 4 managers, 20 + leasing agents and a great maintenance crew have come and gone. The area has a homeless population, 2 shelters close by and nothing else but the river, greyhound and amtrak. People dont stay more than a year on average and the maintenance people are rude, and disrespectful if you are of a certain income level or gender and being both I dislike living here immensely. Dont move here but if you do be very sure to keep all your rent receipts if you want your security deposit back.
What a nightmare! Things happened with the security guards that were a complete invasion of our privacy. The apartment was falling apart, and the peep hole popped out of the front door; so yes, there was a hole in our front door that anyone could look through and see into the apartment, but on top of that, it made it possible for anyone outside our front door to hear literally every thing we said to each other. The security guard Alex admitted to standing outside our door listening to our conversation for OVER FORTY-FIVE MINUTES!!!! Who in their right mind would ever think it was ok to eaves drop for that long? And it wasn't like we were talking about robbing banks or anything exciting, security was literally getting off on listening to us talk about our parents and our relationship and stuff. TOTALLY CREEPY, and that's just the beginning of my complaints about this place.... There's REAL CRIME that happens here, robberies and burglaries and such, but the security guards are more concerned about people staying there who aren't on the lease, than they are about the real crime. It's pretty sad.
The place has really been cleaned up. I enjoy spending time there.
I was attacked by a guy on drugs right in front of my apartment while I was holding a bag of groceries one evening. He went on to break a sign, and karate kick a stopped car. A drug user/transient on a bike almost ran me down on the sidewalk in the middle of the day, no joke. If you walk up the steps of the Broadway Bridge groups of people are sitting on the steps injecting needles all the time, and the same goes under the Steel Bridge. The bridge crossing over to Union Station is often smeared with human feces, and the elevator has puddles of urine in it on a daily basis. Drug deals are constantly going down around the property, especially on the steps right by the office. I've lived here 9 months. The nearby Greyhound Station/light rail has drug dealers openly selling drugs to passersby, and the homeless are camped out everywhere. Your quality of life will be very low if you live here. Cars parked on the street constantly have windows smashed out. People are literally standing at the front door waiting to tailgate in, and will rip the door out of your hand if you try to close it. One transient even threatened me, and shoved me. Security did not respond after being called. Homeless people/tenants will steal your laundry out of the dryers. Anyone that gets into the building has access to the parking garage you pay $100 a month to try to keep your car in one piece.
Beautiful, least ways how my friends decorated their place