Getting Here

By Car

1.    Take I5 to exit 36 Longview (south of Seattle, north of Portland).
2.    At the exit travel west on to 432 towards Longview City Center.
3.    At the sign to “Highway 30 to Oregon”, turn left (south) onto “Oregon Way” .
4.    Cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon.
5.    Turn right (west) onto Highway 30 towards Astoria. Clatskanie is 12 miles from this point.
6.    In Clatskanie turn right at the stoplight onto Nehalem Street, immediately before HUMPS Restaurant.
7.    Go straight to the end, and then follow the road left onto 5th street.
8.    Stay on this road (do NOT take the first left fork to the Poplar Farm).
9.    You will reach a fork after 2.9 miles; stay left, on Quincy-Mayger Road. Following the street signs saying “Zen Monastery”.
10.  The Monastery is 1.8 miles past the fork, at 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road on the right.

Watch for changing speed zones.

By Train & 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 at info@zendust.org 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.