Visiting Portland

If you're coming to Portland to visit Montessori Northwest or to attend a workshop, here are a few travel details that you might find helpful.

What makes Portland so special? Some will tell you it’s all about the trees, fresh air and proximity to the mountains, rivers and ocean. Others think the indie music and arts scenes define our particular brand of cool. Locals tend to be partial to the amazing food and drink you’ll find here. We are unabashedly biased and think it's because of the thriving Montessori community that exists here!

Montessori Northwest is located in a bright and spacious facility in the Buckman Neighborhood of Southeast Portland, characterized by its diverse mix of residential and urban-commercial buildings, convenient public transportation via Trimet, and easy access to cafés, supermarkets and beautiful Downtown Portland.

The address of Montessori Northwest is: 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon  97214 (map)

Portland has great mass transit options. Even if you have a car, consider exploring our city's busesMAX Light RailWES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar. Taking the MAX light rail train is the easiest way to travel from the Airport into the city.  MAX is easy to use and runs nearly 24 hours a day. (Visit for routes and details)

Hotels close to Montessori Northwest:

Inn at the Convention Center
420 NE Holladay St.
Portland, OR 97232
Crown Plaza Portland
1441 NE 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Double Tree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232
Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

Additional Housing Resources:

MNW Housing Resources Facebook group – Rentals, roommates, and information for our courses and workshops

Whitworth Residence Life & Housing – Off-campus housing in Spokane.  For on-campus housing for MNW students contact Alan Jacob.

AirB&B – Apartment and Home Rentals

VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) – Apartment and Home Rentals

Nearby Youth Hostel

Convention Center Hotels Guide

Portland Resources:

Travel Portland's Neighborhood Guide

Portland Neighborhood Notes