I'm not a city person, never have been. Suburbs & the Pacific ocean for most of my life except a 13 year vacation in the upper mid-west. The last few weeks I've been in the Portland area, still in a suburb but I have actually gone into Portland 'just for fun' several times.
Heck of a public transportation system!
Back packs are the thing & cars2go (smart cars) are everywhere
|Another Car2go parked around the corner|
Bikes, personal shopping carts & dogs on the train. Is it really a train? It's powered by overhead electric lines, runs on tracks and stops at stations.... the computer voice does not say "all aboarrrrrd!"
|Street people on bicycles & cops on horseback|
They have a fine Saturday market, I have not been to it this year yet, I was doing something else or it was raining. Shopping I can do in the rain, browsing requires good weather.
|Saturday Market sign|
|This by where the Sat market happens|
Food carts, taco trucks... there are all kinds of names for them. They have places to gather
|A food truck court, one of many|
|Living on the Willamette river|
|The other side|
|Esplanade? I though that was a Spanish word|
|Segways on the esplanade, LOTs of runners too|
|Bridges are for walking too|
|In the park along the Willamette river|
|RV's parked in the back yard|
I'm hoping to be back on the road next month. The plan is to be a tourist rather than a worker... we'll see