Saturday, June 17, 2006


Downtown Portland from across the Willamette River

Portland is reknowned for being a well-planned urban city. For example, the city blocks were purposely made small (200 ft x 200 ft) to encourage walking and increase valuable corner lots.

There is free public trasnportation within the immediate area of downtown (aka "Fareless Square") via the MAX Lightrail.

In this sweeping view of downtown (taken from across the river on the east bank), one can see the Oregon Convention Center to the left as well as the Rose Garden (home of the Portland Trailblazers) to the right.

That's a really nice view!
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