Back to Portland for more adventures
Feb 07, 1983
Oct 01, 2007
During all this, I saw at least 100 hippies, 1 rolling Ikea store, and I still can't get over the fact that we took a super-fast elevator 800 feet through the mountain to get outside from the Streetcar elevation.
The next day, Chuck and I decided to see as much of Portland as possible using only public transportation. Apparently, you can purchase these tickets that will allow you to ride the trains, trolleys, and buses as much as you want within a certain part of Portland. It's called a Tri-met pass. So anyways, we walked from the B&B where Chuck is working as chef and manager to the Portland Hospital. From there, we took the Sky-Tram to the riverfront. Then we rode the MAX light rail to downtown. We ended up walking through the Portland State University campus. We took the Streetcar further into downtown, where we ate dinner. Then we took the Streetcar into the side of the mountain. We had to ride up this underground elevator 800 feet to the surface, where we caught a bus to the Rose and Japanese Gardens. The Japanese Gardens wanted to charge us $10 to get in so we went to the Rose Garden, which was free. Ambled around in there for a while before we got bored and started walking down the hillside. We finally got to where we could catch a bus back, pretty close to where the B&B was. And we walked back from there.