Downtown Portland

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and continuing for almost four decades, all transit service in downtown was free (free public transport), as downtown was entirely within TriMet's Fareless Square, which also covered the nearby Lloyd District (Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon) after 2001. However, in 2010, free rides became limited to MAX and streetcar service – no longer covering bus service – and the zone renamed the "Free Rail Zone",


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Wells Fargo Center work Emporis accessdate 2008-02-06 A skyway connects the tower to the adjacent five-story Data Processing Building, which is also part of the Wells Fargo Center. The '''Meier & Frank Building''' is a fifteen story, glazed terra cotta (Glazed architectural terra-cotta) building located in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland, Oregon, across from the northeast corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square. The building is the former flagship store and headquarters building for the Meier & Frank department store chain and has now seen its lower floors be remodeled into an updated Macy's department store. Upper floors of the building have been renovated into a luxury hotel known as The Nines (The Nines (hotel)). The idea of operating vintage streetcars in Downtown Portland had been proposed at least as early as the mid-1970s, "Old Town trolleys proposed". (August 25, 1976). ''The Oregonian'', p. E12. as a way to lure back to the city center shoppers who increasingly preferred suburban shopping malls. One of its most enthusiastic and influential proponents was Portland businessman Bill Naito Alesko, Michael (December 13, 1979). "Trolley proposal advances". ''The Oregonian'', p. D3. Federman, Stan (January 29, 1987). "Tri-Met trolley plan gets go-ahead bell". ''The Oregonian.'' (who later became the first president of Vintage Trolley, Inc.). Mayer, James (November 27, 1991). "Rose City went off its trolley 41 years ago; it has returned". ''The Oregonian''. '''The Benson Hotel''' is a 287-room historic hotel building in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland (Portland, Oregon), Oregon, United States.


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of spur freeways running through neighborhoods. The city and state embraced much of the plan. The loop Moses envisioned became Interstate 405 as it links with I-5 south of downtown and runs north across the Fremont Bridge. accessdate 2014-11-21 By the early 1970s, parts of Portland's central city had been in decay for some time. New suburban shopping malls in the neighboring cities of Beaverton (Beaverton, Oregon), Tigard (Tigard, Oregon), and Gresham, Oregon Gresham

. Because of its shorter blocks, walking is often preferred by the locals. TriMet, the regional mass transit agency, operates MAX light rail on two alignments in downtown, one running east west on Yamhill and Morrison streets and north south on 1st Avenue, the other running north south on 5th and 6th avenues. On the latter two streets, an extensive transit mall—known as the Portland Mall (Portland Transit Mall)—limits private vehicles and provides connections between more than

running out of room for expansion, beginning in 2003 OHSU announced plans to expand into the South Waterfront District (South Waterfront), formerly known as the North Macadam District. The expansion area is along the Willamette River in the South Portland (South Portland, Portland, Oregon) neighborhood to the east of Marquam Hill and south of the city center (Downtown Portland). The newly-constructed Center for Health & Healing (OHSU Center for Health & Healing) earned LEED


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of the Portland–Gresham light rail line (MAX Light Rail) in 1986, and the opening of Pioneer Place mall in 1990 successfully drew or retained businesses and lured customers. Downtown, which had been a virtual ghost town after regular business hours, more development there than

fifty bus lines, MAX light rail, and the Portland Streetcar. The southern part of downtown and the West End are also served by the Portland Streetcar system, operating from South Waterfront north into the Pearl and Northwest Portland districts. The system is currently a single route, measuring end to end, and connects in South Waterfront with the Tram (aerial cableway) (Portland Aerial Tram) to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Starting in 1975

Better have that bus fare today; Fareless Square ends date January 4, 2010 newspaper Portland Tribune url http: thetribonline.net news story.php?story_id 126254730469693400 accessdate September 1, 2012 and in September 2012 the fareless zone was discontinued entirely, because of a $12 million shortfall in TriMet's annual budget.


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, and was influential on Portland-area transportation policy, particularly with the abandonment of the Mount Hood Freeway and the establishment of the MAX Light Rail. He was appointed U.S. Secretary of Transportation (United States Secretary of Transportation) by President (President of the United States) Jimmy Carter in 1979; where he worked to revive the ailing automobile industry, and to deregulate (deregulation) several industries. He served until the end of Carter's presidency

). ''The Oregonian'', p. E12. as a way to lure back to the city center shoppers who increasingly preferred suburban shopping malls. One of its most enthusiastic and influential proponents was Portland businessman Bill Naito Alesko, Michael (December 13, 1979). "Trolley proposal advances". ''The Oregonian'', p. D3. Federman, Stan (January 29, 1987). "Tri-Met trolley plan gets go-ahead


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. The station developed a high-definition news studio in Downtown Portland at historic Pioneer Courthouse Square in a space previously occupied by Powell's Books. On March 17, 2009 starting with the 4:30 a.m. ''Sunrise'' broadcast, anchors Brenda Braxton, Russ Lewis and Drew Carney officially welcomed in the debut of KGW's "Studio on the Square."amp;feature channel_page KGW's New Studio on the Square debut from YouTube


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and continuing for almost four decades, all transit service in downtown was free (free public transport), as downtown was entirely within TriMet's Fareless Square, which also covered the nearby Lloyd District (Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon) after 2001. However, in 2010, free rides became limited to MAX and streetcar service – no longer covering bus service – and the zone renamed the "Free Rail Zone", The '''Meier & Frank Building''' is a fifteen story, glazed terra cotta (Glazed architectural terra-cotta) building located in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland, Oregon, across from the northeast corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square. The building is the former flagship store and headquarters building for the Meier & Frank department store chain and has now seen its lower floors be remodeled into an updated Macy's department store. Upper floors of the building have been renovated into a luxury hotel known as The Nines (The Nines (hotel)). The idea of operating vintage streetcars in Downtown Portland had been proposed at least as early as the mid-1970s, "Old Town trolleys proposed". (August 25, 1976). ''The Oregonian'', p. E12. as a way to lure back to the city center shoppers who increasingly preferred suburban shopping malls. One of its most enthusiastic and influential proponents was Portland businessman Bill Naito Alesko, Michael (December 13, 1979). "Trolley proposal advances". ''The Oregonian'', p. D3. Federman, Stan (January 29, 1987). "Tri-Met trolley plan gets go-ahead bell". ''The Oregonian.'' (who later became the first president of Vintage Trolley, Inc.). Mayer, James (November 27, 1991). "Rose City went off its trolley 41 years ago; it has returned". ''The Oregonian''. '''The Benson Hotel''' is a 287-room historic hotel building in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland (Portland, Oregon), Oregon, United States.


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and continuing for almost four decades, all transit service in downtown was free (free public transport), as downtown was entirely within TriMet's Fareless Square, which also covered the nearby Lloyd District (Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon) after 2001. However, in 2010, free rides became limited to MAX and streetcar service – no longer covering bus service – and the zone renamed the "Free Rail Zone",


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. The station developed a high-definition news studio in Downtown Portland at historic Pioneer Courthouse Square in a space previously occupied by Powell's Books. On March 17, 2009 starting with the 4:30 a.m. ''Sunrise'' broadcast, anchors Brenda Braxton, Russ Lewis and Drew Carney officially welcomed in the debut of KGW's "Studio on the Square." KGW's New Studio on the Square debut from YouTube


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District, bringing together the streetcar, MAX and bus service. Additionally, the new streetcar line will provide a transit connection between the Lloyd and Central Eastside districts that supporters believe is more attractive and permanent than the bus service (TriMet line 6) currently provided and is more likely to spur development in those areas. Existing businesses along the route have also voiced strong support for the project, believing it will bring new customers who otherwise would be more likely to shop in nearby downtown (Downtown Portland). The '''Meier & Frank Building''' is a fifteen story, glazed terra cotta (Glazed architectural terra-cotta) building located in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland, Oregon, across from the northeast corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square. The building is the former flagship store and headquarters building for the Meier & Frank department store chain and has now seen its lower floors be remodeled into an updated Macy's department store. Upper floors of the building have been renovated into a luxury hotel known as The Nines (The Nines (hotel)). The idea of operating vintage streetcars in Downtown Portland had been proposed at least as early as the mid-1970s, "Old Town trolleys proposed". (August 25, 1976). ''The Oregonian'', p. E12. as a way to lure back to the city center shoppers who increasingly preferred suburban shopping malls. One of its most enthusiastic and influential proponents was Portland businessman Bill Naito Alesko, Michael (December 13, 1979). "Trolley proposal advances". ''The Oregonian'', p. D3. Federman, Stan (January 29, 1987). "Tri-Met trolley plan gets go-ahead bell". ''The Oregonian.'' (who later became the first president of Vintage Trolley, Inc.). Mayer, James (November 27, 1991). "Rose City went off its trolley 41 years ago; it has returned". ''The Oregonian''. '''The Benson Hotel''' is a 287-room historic hotel building in downtown (Downtown Portland) Portland (Portland, Oregon), Oregon, United States.

Downtown Portland

'''Downtown Portland''', the city center of Portland (Portland, Oregon), Oregon, United States, is located on the west bank of the Willamette River. It is in the northeastern corner of the southwest section of the city and where most of the city's high-rise (skyscraper) buildings are found.

The downtown area is usually considered to extend west from the Willamette to Interstate 405 (Interstate 405 (Oregon)), and south from Union Station (Union Station (Portland)) to just south of the Portland State University campus (also bounded by I-405). (The northeastern portion of this area is also part of the Old Town Chinatown (Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon) neighborhood.) High-density business and residential districts near downtown include the Lloyd District, across the river from the northern part of downtown, and the South Waterfront area, currently in development just south of downtown in the South Portland (South Portland, Portland, Oregon) neighborhood. The city recognizes a formal neighborhood called '''Portland Downtown''', bounded by Burnside St., I-405, and the river, except for a few blocks that are part of Old Town Chinatown. http: www.portlandoregon.gov oni article 58371

Portland's downtown features narrow streets— long combined blocks divide one mile (1.6 km) of road into exactly 20 separate blocks.

By comparison, Seattle (Seattle, Washington)'s blocks are .

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