Take a Good Walk in Portland Oregon

Oregon, Portland Guide (B): Take a Good Walk in Portland Oregon

I love a good walking city, and Portland, Oregon, proudly owns this moniker as not only a great walking city, but also one where the public transportation is cheap and readily available. On a whim, the Hubs and I jumped on a quick Southwest flight, grabbed a room on Trivago, and arrived in this funky city for a 24-hour, Friday night jaunt to catch Paul McCartney in concert. With three hours to spare before the concert, we decided to foot it to dinner. Here’s how to take a good walk in Portland, Oregon in the beautiful city of Portland.

Portland is a city of bridges; I counted at least 9 crossing the Williamette from the east to the west in the downtown area alone. The concert was at the Moda Center, and dinner was across the river in the Pearl Street District. We headed west towards the closest bridge, Steel Bridge. The double-decker, vertical-lift Steel Bridge opened in 1912.

On the bottom level travel were trains, bicycles and pedestrian traffic. The upper level ports the light rail, cars, and more pedestrians. What fun to see all types of modality together in one bridge! Connecting the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District in the east to Old Town Chinatown neighborhood in the west, we took the top level so we could get some great views of the waterway. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Take a Good Walk in Portland Oregon
Guide Location: USA » Portland
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Moda Center   Steel Bridge   Keen Garage   Mediterranean Exposition   Powell‘s   Burnside Bridge  
Author: Chris Englert
Read it on author's website: http://eatwalklearn.com/index.php/2016/04/21/take-good-walk-oregon/