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Transit and O&M Directions to Our Office
Miles Access Skills Training, LLC
1400 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201
Orientation to Our Building
Our building is called the Fifth Avenue Building. It is a 9 story office building that takes up the entire block between SW 5th and 4th and Clay and Columbia. Note that Columbia is a one way street going east, Clay is one way heading west. Fifth Avenue is one way going South, and 4th Avenue is one way going North.
The street level contains a 24 Hour Fitness on 4th and Columbia, a Kindercare on 5th and Columbia, and a FexEx Office on 5th and Clay. The main entrance to the building is on the west side of the building, mid block on SW 5th Avenue between Columbia and Clay. The building is on a steep hill inclining to the south. The entrance has a few steps on the northern side, but is threshold free further down, due to this incline.
The glass doors are inset approximately 5 feet. The doors are power assisted. Once you enter the lobby area, you are facing a set of elevators about ten feet in front of you. Enter the elevators and go to the sixth floor. When you exit the elevators, walk forward a few feet until you enter a hallway. If you are heading to our office, turn right and go to the first door on your right. There is a Brailled placard on the left side of the door with our company name and Suite #690 labeled. Please knock as we might be finishing up with another client. If you are headed to a larger class or community meeting, turn left instead of right at the hallway and go to the Conference Room, the second door on the left.
The men’s bathrooms are located past the conference room on the left. They are past a set of drinking fountains, four doors down to the left from the elevators and labeled in Braille. The women’s bathrooms are located past our office, three doors down to the right from the elevators and labeled in Braille. Emergency stair exits are located immediately past both bathrooms and a closet door. If the hallway turns, you have gone too far.
Blue Line to Gresham/Red Line to Airport
Get off at the 4th and Yamhill stop. Turn left as you exit the train. Walk to 5th and turn left and cross Yamhill. Walk south for 5 blocks. You will cross Taylor, Salmon, Main, Madison, Jefferson and Columbia. After you cross Columbia, walk about half block further south, turn left and enter the building.
Blue Line to Hillsboro/Red Line to Beaverton
Get off at the 5th and Morrison stop. Turn right as you exit the train. Walk to 5th and turn left. Walk south for 6 blocks. You will cross Yamhill, Taylor, Salmon, Main, Madison and Columbia. After you cross Columbia, walk about a half block further south, turn left and enter the building.
Instead of walking the 5-6 blocks from the Blue and Red Line stop, you can elect to walk to the Green/Yellow/Orange Line Max stop at the Pioneer Courthouse between Morrison and Yamhill and take any train 1 stop to the City Hall/Southwest 5th and Jefferson Max Station to save yourself some steps.
Yellow Line to City Center/Green Line to City Center/Orange Line to Milwaukie
Get off at the City Hall/SW 5th and Jefferson Max Station. Turn Left and walk to Jefferson. Cross Jefferson and 5th both ways (to the south and the east.) Walk one block south and cross Columbia. After crossing Columbia, walk about a half block further, turn left and enter the building.
Yellow Line to Expo Center/Green Line to Clackamas Town Center/Orange Line to City Center
Get off at the SW 6th and Madison Max Stop. Turn right and walk to the end of the block. Turn left (east) at Jefferson and walk one block to 5th Street. Cross Jefferson and 5th Avenue both ways (to the south and the east). Walk one block south and Cross Columbia. After crossing Columbia, walk about a half block further, turn left and enter the building.
Portland Streetcar A Loop or NS Line to NW 23rd
Get off at Urban Center at 6th and Mill. Remember that this stop places the train on a diagonal through the block with the front of the streetcar near 6th and Mill. Exit turning right and walk towards 5th street. If you walk alongside the tracks, remember that you will be heading southeast. One you reach 5th, turn left and walk to the corner of 5th and Mill. Cross Mill and 5th both directions (to the North and to the east.) Walk north two blocks, crossing Market and Clay. After crossing Clay, walk another half block north on 5th. Turn right and enter the building.
Portland Streetcar B Loop and NS Line to South Waterfront
Get off at SW 5th and Market. Turn left and cross 5th St. Turn left and walk one block north to Clay. Cross Clay and walk another half block north on 5th. Turn right and enter the building.
There are more buses than we can list that come in the vacinity of our office building as we are right on the Portland/TriMet Transit Mall. We will list a few of the closest bus stops here. For more information, go to trimet.org or look up transit directions on google maps above.
Bus # 6, 55, 58
These east bound buses stop on the southwest corner of 5th and Columbia. Exit the bus and turn left. Walk to 5th and cross. Turn right and walk another half block to the south on 5th. Turn left and enter the building.
Bus #38, 45, 92, 96
These east bound buses stop mid block on Columbia between 5th and 4th Streets, right around the corner from the entrance to our building. Exit the bus and turn right. Walk west to 5th and Columbia. Turn left and walk another half block south on 5th. Turn left and enter the building.
Bus #1, 8, 12, 94
These southbound buses stop at 5th and Market. Exit the bus and turn right. Walk north 1 block up to Clay. Cross 5th and Clay both directions, to the north and the east. Walk north on 5th another half block. Turn right and enter the building.
Bus #9, 17, 19, C -Tran Bus #164
These Southbound buses stop at 5th and Columbia. Exit the bus and turn left. Walk to Columbia. Cross 5th and Columbia both ways to the south and east. Walk South another half block down 5th. Turn left and enter the building.
Bus #8, 9, 17, 43, 66, 68
These northbound buses stop at SW 6th and Clay. Exit the bus, turn left and walk to Clay. Turn right and walk one block east to SW 5th Street. Cross SW 5th Street, Turn left to the north and cross Clay. Walk an additional half block, turn right, and enter the building.
Bus #35, 36, 44, 54, 56, C-Tran Bus #105, 134, 199
These northbound buses stop at SW 6th and Columbia. Exit the bus and turn left (north), walk to Columbia. Turn right and walk one block east to SW 5th. Cross 5th. Turn right and walk another half block south along 5th. Turn left and enter the building.
LIFT Paratransit, Taxi, or Carpool
There is an inset on SW 5th Avenue for drop-off and pick up. Fifth Avenue is a very busy street with both car, train and bus traffic. This inset is for very temporary parking (less than 10 minutes). If dropped off here, you will need to head to the right several feet then turn left into the building. If you feel you need extra time to load and unload, you may wish to instruct your driver to park in the back (see below). Parking fees may apply.
Parking can be expensive and difficult downtown. There are a few options.
Our building has a parking lot directly behind the building. The entrance is on SW Clay between SW 4th and 5th Avenues. There are three disabled parking spaces there. Parking cost $3 per hour or $12 per day. If you enter from the parking lot,enter a door in the center of the building. Follow the ramped hallway around and you will find yourself coming from behind the elevators in the lobby.The elevators will be to your left.
There is a parking garage on SW 4th Avenue, one block east of our building. Parking is $4 per hour or $11.95 per day.
There is also a limited amount of metered parking in the surrounding downtown blocks.