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Taking public transportation to Great Vow

By train and bus: Take Amtrak to the Longview/Kelso station. There is a bus called the Columbia County Rider (CC Rider) that runs between the Amtrak station and Clatskanie on weekdays. Call CC Rider at 503-366-0159 or visit www.columbiacountyrider.com to find out the bus schedule from the Longview/Kelso Amtrak station to the Clatskanie Safeway, about 10 minutes from Great Vow. Contact the monastery in advance by email or call 503-728-0654 to let us know when your bus will arrive in Clatskanie, and we will arrange to pick you up. The bus does not run on weekends.

From Portland International Airport: The MAX (Portland light rail) runs directly from the airport. The train stop is right outside the baggage claim area. The schedule is available at www.trimet.org. Take the red line to Pioneer Courthouse Square. From Pioneer Square, walk several blocks south.

The stop for the CC Rider bus is on Salmon between 5th and 6th. Call 503-366-0159 or visit www.columbiacountyrider.com to find out about schedules. It's a white bus with the CC Rider logo on the side in green. Tell the driver that you want to go to Clatskanie. Contact the monastery in advance by email or call 503-728-0654 to let us know when your bus will arrive at the Clatskanie Safeway, about 10 minutes from Great Vow, and we will arrange to pick you up. The bus does not run on weekends.

Airport Shuttle: Call Falcon Airport Shuttle 503-877-5003 or Blue Star Shuttle 503-249-1837 for service directly from the Portland Airport to the monastery. The price is approximately $100.