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To South Waterfront- Via Hawthorne bridge & Streetcar
Late Morning, We went over the Willamette River on the Hawthorne Bridge* to the
1st & Market parking garage and ride the Portland Streetcar to the South Waterfront*.
Ride Up - to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Explore OHSU Marquam Hill Campus
We walked thru OHSU Hospital, hiked up Sam Jackson Park Rd a few blocks west, back down and around the Hospital to a
viewing deck on top of the Kholer Pavilion. Than back around and thru the Hospital, passing the Wall of History to the tram.
Return Ride - to South Waterfront
Streetcar to Cultural District
After riding the Portland Streetcar from the South Waterfront to the Portland Art Museum,
We walk north thru the Cultural District to sand in city at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Sand in the City - at Pioneer Courthouse Square
At this block size festival area in the center of downtown Portland, we viewed Sand Sculptures by 15 local corporate teams.
Unlike the Omaha, NE version, the sculptures are not under a tent but out in the open. Similar to Omaha event, it raised
money for a local children Organization – Kids on the block, Powerful Puppetry. We spend a hour here.
After viewing the Sand in the City Sand Sculptures at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Mike Bruening
and I, walked to the riverfront, visited Mill End park, we took a leisurely stroll north along the
Willamette River in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park to Battleship Oregon Memorial.
Mill Ends Park
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
This park run along the west bank of the Willamette river from the I-5 / Marquam Bridge north to the Steel Bridge
(MAX rail line). We walked the middle portion of the park from Portland Spirit deck north to Battleship Oregon Memorial.
Battleship Oregon Memorial Marine Park
The main mast of the U.S.S. Oregon* in this marine Park is what remains of the battleship
that serviced in three Major Wars: Spanish-American War, World War I & II.
Stop @ PGE Park
As the train turns south, we saw the stadium and got off. Here, at the player entrance, I got permission to photograph the
stadium from the outfield. Afterward, I show the photos to lady at the player entrance and received tickets to tonight game.
Washington Park Underground
Next we stopped at Washington Park, the only underground station on the MAX Line system and the deepest transit station
in North American at 260 feet. A drilling core sample, Station death to plaza above, is displayed with a geological timeline -
16 million year ago to present, is displayed horizon on the center wall, half on each side.
Washington Park Plaza
Before continuing our MAX Red Line ‘journey’ west, we toured the area around the Les AuCoin Plaza or the public plaza
at the Washington Park underground station’s elevators. We did not visited any of the south Washington Park attractions.
Beaverton TC - & Return Trip
We spend a few minute exploring Beaverton Transfer Center, our last stop and the end of the Red Line. We could have taken
the Blue Line to the west end of MAX Line, but it was time to head beck to Portland for dinner and evening baseball game.
Salt Lake Bees @ Portland Beavers
We arrived a few innings in to the game, late dinner, and leave during the 8th inning.
The Beaver, Bees and the Omaha Royals are in the same league – the Pacific Coast League.
Portland 2009 Trip - Day 3, July 18 - Downtown, MAX Line & Baseball
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