From TriMet, which encompasses the busing and light-rail systems, to the taxicab companies, getting around Portland rarely ever seems a hassle. Accordingly, students constantly rave about the TriMet, finding it to be the perfect solution to not owning a car. Although some students tell horror stories of being stranded in dark corners of Portland in the wee hours of the morning, for a public transportation system, TriMet provides the Portland area with superb service.
Apart from the public transportation system, many top-notch airlines call the Portland International Airport home. Being a rather cosmopolitan city, Portland's airport provides service to many major United States and some smaller locations that other cities usually do not consider, including Hawaii. In short, although Portland may be small compared to many major cities, students have had no trouble either coming to Portland or, after arrival, journeying around.