Places To Stay

If you are traveling to Portland to take Pacific NW Pilates (PNWP) STOTT PILATES® certification courses, workshops, or exams, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with downtown and close-in neighborhoods—and suggestions to get to and from our studio.

Portland’s Quadrants: NE, NW, SE, SW

Portland is divided east from west by the Willamette River and north from south by Burnside Street, which eventually becomes Barnes Road as you head west out of downtown.

Portland’s MAX (light rail) travels from the airport to downtown and from downtown to the Oregon Zoo, which is about one mile from Pacific NW Pilates.

When choosing a place to stay, keep in mind that Pacific NW Pilates is located in SW Portland. We’re in an area known as Sylvan (which is also the name of the exit off Hwy. 26 near our studio), about four miles from downtown. If you’re driving, the studio is just a few minutes from downtown Portland.

Public Transit & Directions to PNWP

Portland’s award-winning mass transit system includes buses, streetcars, historic trolleys and the MAX, an urban light rail system. Portland also offers a free ride zone, called Fareless Square, so you can take mass transit within the downtown area for free (note: Pacific NW Pilates is not within Fareless Square).

If you plan to use public transportation to and from Pacific NW Pilates, we recommend that you stay in the downtown or northwest areas of Portland. You can take MAX (light rail) to the Oregon Zoo from many locations downtown and then walk to Pacific NW Pilates. The studio is about one mile from the zoo. Buses #58 and #63 travel from downtown and stop in the Sylvan area, very close to the studio.

The Washington Park station at the Oregon Zoo is 260 feet underground, making it the second deepest train station in the world.
For more information about public transportation options, go to You’ll see a “trip planner” on TriMet’s home page where you can enter your hotel address and the studio address (5201 SW Westgate Drive, Portland, 97221) for detailed information about route options.

Directions from Downtown Portland

By Bus using Bus #58
This bus runs about every half an hour, so check the schedule on
-Off at Hwy 26/Canyon Rd ramp and SW Skyline, then walk .3 miles to studio
-Head east toward SW Skyline Blvd
-Turn left onto SW Skyline Blvd 466 ft
-Turn right onto SW Westgate Dr .2 mi
Total travel time: about 20 minutes

By MAX on Red Line towards Beaverton or on Blue Line towards Hillsboro
The MAX runs about every 15 minutes.
-Off at Washington Park MAX station, then walk 1.1 miles to studio
-Head east on SW Zoo Rd toward SW Zoo Parking Rd 308 ft
-Turn right onto SW Zoo Parking Rd .1 mi
-Turn left onto SW Zoo Rd .2 mi
-Continue onto SW Canyon Ct .7 mi
-Turn right onto SW Westgate Dr .1 mi
-Total travel time: about 35 minutes

For more detailed Portland metro travel information and time schedules, click on


Downtown hotels are popular. The center city, and surrounding neighborhoods — the Pearl District, Chinatown, Old Town, waterfront — are enticing and easy to explore on foot. There are terrific restaurants, big brand and local-only shopping options, food truck pods, movie theaters, clubs, and sightseeing.  Just across the Willamette River (rhymes with Dammit!) is Northeast Portland, another excellent choice.

Pacific NW Pilates does not endorse or recommend any particular property identified on this site. It is always wise to check rates and availability via Internet travel sites, apps, AAA or a travel agent and contact an individual property with specific questions.

Perfect location: Quiet condo just steps from the heart of Portland

A PNWP Instructor will sublet a one-bedroom Goose Hollow condo—just five minutes from Pacific NW Pilates. The condo is fully furnished, with all kitchen and bathroom amenities, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fireplace and balcony. It is clean, spacious, cute and comfortable, within walking distance of downtown and NW restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and shopping. The building is on both bus and MAX lines.

Contact for all details:

Mandee Pearson,, (503) 544-7016

Large Fully Equipped In-law Apartment | Private Entrance $95/night
A large light, quiet studio apartment in a home (Approx. 30′ x 30′) that has a separate entrance, full private kitchen and private full bathroom  plus washer and dryer is available. It includes 2 chest of drawers and sleeps up to 4—a queen bed and 2 roll-away singles are available on request. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a beautiful deck with a view of trees. The location is 2 miles from Pacific NW Pilates (a 6 minute drive), and 10 minutes from downtown Portland. Public transportation is a mile away, so you may need a rental car if you do not like to walk long distances. There’s a dog, two cats and a parrot in main house, but not in the apartment, nor will they bother you unless you want them to visit.  Pets allowed on approval. Apartment is also near the zoo, arboretum and Forest Park. Wireless internet, cable TV, movies. Everything provided!
Text or call Julie: 503 384-0770, or email:


The Inn at Northrup Station
2025 NW Northrup Street
Portland, OR 97209

NOTE: This is close to the Portland Streetcar route in a residential area, just a few blocks to one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants. You’ll receive a 10% discount when you mention that you’re a student of Pacific Northwest Pilates.

Marriott Residence Inn – Downtown Riverplace
2115 SW River Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

NOTE: This is one block from Willamette River waterfront, restaurants, bike/jogging path, near street car stop.

AYH Hostelling International
1818 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97205

Park Lane Suites
809 SW King Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Shilo Inn
9900 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97225

NOTE: This is the closest suburban hotel to Pacific NW Pilates (the opposite direction from downtown), convenient if you have a car.

Phoenix Inn Suites
15402 NW Cornell Road
Beaverton, OR 97006

NOTE: This is located in the suburbs, right off Hwy. 26 (the opposite direction from downtown).

Red Lion Inn – Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232

NOTE: This is in an urban area, near Lloyd Center Mall. It is located right on a MAX line, on the east side of town.