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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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Portland, Oregon - June 2007

Here is are some pics from my recent visit to downtown Portland, OR - don't know if I've captured it here but IMO it is a really an awesome urban place - especially downtown.


Salmon Street Springs


Boardwalk along Willamette River






New condo towers along south riverfront


View to the south from my hotel


Night shot














Max Light Rail line




Pioneer Square






Lots of people playing chess in the square






Look closely - you can see Mt. St. Helens on the horizon.


Designated motorcyle/scooter parking.


Flexcar - the alternative to owning a car in the city - of course it is a hybrid


Awesome assortment of restarants located here




Great tacos located here!


Super-wide sidewalks








More chess playing




Portland State University - really an urban campus the street grid - and Portland Streetcar - runs right through it.




Food trailers like this are located all over the place here.




Yeah you guess it - some of these were taken from the streetcar.


PSU's hand in mixed use.


Hillside dev south of PSU


















Edge of the Pearl District - streetcar stops near Powells Used Books - this awesome bookstore takes up an entire city block !


Now north to the Pearl District - It is underconstruction - mixed use projects all over.


































Incredible plants.




Actually from what I hear, Portland is the 2nd "Greenest" city in the world - behind Lyon, France.












The current south terminus of the streetcar takes you to an Aerial Tram (like a ski-lift) that wisks you up to the hill-top where there is a cluster of hospitals - the base of the area near the riverfront is going vertical with offices and condos.














Debit card friendly parking meters - awesome


Urban designers take note - a drive-in drive-through gas station.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:42 AM   #2
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This is an amazing collection of photos. Thanks for posting them!
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #3
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Gorgeous! Love Portland. Love the northwest!
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 05:41 AM   #4
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Brilliant Photos! You cant beat cities in the northwest.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 06:22 AM   #5
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Very beautiful city!
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 08:21 AM   #6
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Beautiful pictures! Portland is a great city! I need to come back and visit again soon.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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wow...

Quite the collection of photos from a beautiful and vibrant city. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:41 AM   #8
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One of America's best kept secrets. Great pics.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:30 PM   #9
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very awesome!
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 07:31 AM   #10
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A greener, more alive city than I ever thought. Very telling photos, nice work.
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Old June 28th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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woo!
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Old July 4th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #12
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great photos!!
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Old July 4th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #13
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GREAT PHOTOS! Thanks so much for showing us. I love portland. I've never actually stopped in downtown portland but I love driving by it. It's a beautiful city and it has sweet looking overpasses and bridges.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #14
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Portland is so beautiful, and from what i've read, it has got very strict urban planning policies, i love the geography, the architecture, the country, environment friendly city.
One of the best american cities.

I'd live there!
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #15
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I love Portland too, wish my city looks a little bit like that.

Great pics!
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Old July 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #16
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Great pics, do you have any of the world's smallest park?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #17
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seems very European like
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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #18
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Thanks for the pics indeed! Portland's one of my fave-cities in the United States. My friend used to live there for a while. It sure is an amazing city.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #19
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Great urban development!
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Old August 5th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #20
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Very nice, had no idea it had so many nice towers.
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