Aloha

Aloha is a community in Oregon, under ten miles to the west of Portland (Oregon).

Understand

Aloha is one of the most under-respected communities in Oregon. Alohans have an attitude that most just do not understand. This is shown by the fact that the town is unincorporated, despite its size. Alohans do not want to deal with any more government than necessary. Schools are funded by the districts of neighboring cities Beaverton and Hillsboro. Fire and police services are provided by the county. Part of the mistrust of city governments comes from the neighboring communities. Beaverton and Hillsboro have been at war for decades over who can annex the most land in the smallest amount of time. Aloha, being sandwiched between the two, has become a prime target. Since it is unincorporated, the residents of Aloha will not get to vote on annexation, although the State of Oregon currently has a protection in place against possible takeover.

Get in

Fly into Portland International Airport (PDX). Then hop on the lightrail, MAX, to either Willow Creek or Quatama / SW 206th Ave. stations. You will be required to change trains, from the Red Line to the Blue Line. This can be done at any station between the Gateway Transit Center, east of Portland through Beaverton.

Get around

The easiest way to get around Aloha is by car. However, Tri-Met also makes traveling within Aloha, and the rest of the Portland area, quite easy and affordable, although occasionally time consuming. Buses run throughout Aloha and connect to MAX stops.

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Routes through Aloha

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