Just a short trip away from Portland lies Oregon’s capital city, Salem. Salem is a great option for travellers looking for an easy going destination, and who are seeking to explore the historic attractions of the state. Home to numerous parks and access to the Willamette River, visitors can combine visiting the Oregon State Capital and Willamette Heritage Center with the beautiful outdoor environments of Bush’s Pasture Park and Riverfront Park. Salem sits in Oregon’s Willamette River Valley which is one of the most fertile agricultural lands in the US, giving rise to world class produce, like the Willamette Valley cheeses or the delicious Oregon wines from the Salem Wine Trail.
Portland airport PDX is 90 km (56 miles) from Salem and there is only one direct method of transport to this destination from the airport, which is a taxi or private shuttle service. The public transport option involves a combination of the Max Light Rail service to Portland and then taking the Amtrak service to Salem.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Portland at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.