While I was listening to a program on OPB yesterday about TriMet, a listener wrote in to the program to say they would rather pay for a ride-share than potentially sit next to a mentally disturbed person on the bus. I say, if you don't like sitting next to a mentally disturbed person on the bus, then push for Universal Health Care, don't denigrate the bus service. That's not a problem for mass transit. TriMet has expressed a commitment to help every member of the community, even if the Federal Government has not.Read More
Beyond the branding, though, there is something magical about Portland. Whatever people come to find here, they can find it.
If Portland likes you, it will let you know. It will take you in with open arms, and you will be all you ever wanted to be.
On the other hand, if Portland doesn't like you, it'll let you know.
As one, sad rider put it, "Portland will chew you up and spit you out."