Public Transit in Portland – The Basics

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I was going to call this tour “Public Transit 101” or maybe “Public Transit for Dummies”; but I realize that to become familiar with the excellent public transit system in Portland takes patience, a certain amount of ingenuity, and a willingness to try something new.

I had rarely taken public transit before moving to Portland in 2010. Since then, I am a daily passenger on bus, Max or streetcar. I have learned the fundamentals and nuances of using transit for most all of my personal and professional trips in Portland.

This “tour” is a workshop/tutorial on public transit in Portland. We’ll meet at the west end of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge and then take a MAX, bus and streetcar ride taking us downtown and back to our starting point.

I’ll add a return trip to our starting place via the Aerial Tram (free coming down) for those who would like.

Bring $5.00 ($2.50 for 65+) for a Trimet day pass.

Follow this link to find parking on the South Waterfront:

Fee for this tour is $10. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link:

About Positively Portland Walking Tours
Explore the architecture, history and culture of Portland and environs with architectural historian Eric Wheeler. These walking tours feature downtown Portland and the surrounding historic neighborhoods as well as other communities in the greater Portland area.

Eric’s tours are designed for new arrivals, visitors and long-time Portland residents. The easy walking pace is designed to allow plenty of opportunity to see the sites, hear the guide and engage socially with other participants. This is a Meetup after all!

The tours typically meet and end at a restaurant, pub or coffee shop, to allow for optional social time with the group before or after the tour. There is a fee for these researched and guided walking tours. Typically $15 per tour.

Cover image courtesy Positively Portland Walking Tours.


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February 28, 2020 1:00 pm
February 28, 2020 3:00 pm


Positively Portland Walking Tours
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