I've been to Seattle, but it was 21 years ago. All I could remember were tons of one-way streets. It looked like a mellower version of San Francisco.So, what was your overall impression of Portland, beyond MAX? And have you been to Seattle, and how would you compare?
Well obviously with any street-running light rail, it runs slower downtown and faster in the suburbs. Didn't bother me too much. Bus service in the suburbs sucks, but I guess that's how it is anywhere.Awesome pics
QQ: How would you rate the performance of it in the downtown compared to the suburbs???
I've ridden on the San Diego and Houston versions, very sleek.I like the new trains. They hid those ugly things on the front.
New MAX Trains Due Fall 2008
As part of the I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail Project, TriMet is unveiling 21 new MAX train cars with more seats and a sleek new look.
The fourth-generation ("Type 4") MAX cars are being built by Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc., and are scheduled to begin service throughout the MAX system in fall 2008.
Shown at right, the new cars are Siemens S70/Avanto light rail vehicles, which are currently in use in Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Paris, France. Each car costs about $3.5 million.
the flag was a dead giveaway Just curious if there was a Pinoy community in PDX. I think I saw a few people riding the MAX but that's it. I have a friend who's also Pinoy who lives in Eugene and he hasn't even found a Filipino restaurant in Portland. I told him, "I guess you probably have to go to Seattle for one..."I'm Pinoy. There are restuarants and stores scattered throughout Portland and the Metro owned by Filipinos as well. Probably a well known one is the Tambayan restuarant in East Portland.
Actually I was surprised by its diversity, especially a lot of Latinos there which I didn't expect at all. The MAX trains even announce the stops in Spanish. But yeah, the Portland women, hehe.I'm mestizo, from Seattle. Spent the day in Portland this past Monday. Portland is as white as any place I've ever been to. Cute city, lacking in diversity and you're right...the least attractive women I've ever seen. No offense Portland.