Modern streetcars share space with cars. Two or three parking spaces are lost every two blocks to build the stops like the one at the left.
Fits nicely in this Clifton-like neighborhood.
Here's a typical streetcar stop. Businesses pay to have their names on them.
People worry that the overhead wires will be too visible. Following are several pictures of the overhead wires in Portland taken with a high-resolution camera on sunny and cloudy days.
A principal benefit of an urban streetcar is that it fosters more intensive development.
Here's the Bridgeport Brewpub streetcar stop in 2002. Nothing happening there except the brewpub at this point.
Five years later, the Bridgeport Brewpub has been extensively renovated and a new buiding is under construction behind it.
The apartment building is completed in 2008
Here is the streetcar passing through a park near Portland State University. Does this setting remind you of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine?
A chance meeting of neighbors on the streetcar.
Need some onions?
These old railroad warehouses along the streetcar line were abandoned. Now they've been turning into townhouses.
A really great building on the streetcar line
Think the guy with the one-story building in the foreground is sitting on a goldmine?
Jamison Park in Portland's Pearl District -- all the result of the streetcar
You can take your bike on the streetcar.
Here's a striking 2009 Jake Mecklenborg photo of Portland's South Waterfront
There are cranes all over Portland's South Waterfront.
Portland's Streetcar means jobs for Portlanders!
Three new buildings and two new cranes.
The streetcar goes through a building at Portland State
First modern streetcar made in America on the assembly line at Oregon Iron Works
A neighborhood scene near Portland's Northwest 23rd Avenue.
Northwest 23rd and Marshall - the best hamburgers in Portland.
And here are the swimmers!
The streetcar is totally accessible to all. Many diabled Portlanders live in streetcar neighborhoods so they can live more independently.
A family on the way to the airport.
Kids love the streetcar!
Paying your fare on the Portland Streetcar.
UC Student Body President Tim Lolli and SORTA chair Melody Richardson leave the streetcar to meet with Portland leaders.
David Kirk, lead architect for the Cincinnati Streetcar, talk with Shoshanna Oppenheim, transportation advisor to Portland's mayor.
Mayor Mallory wanted to see where Portland's streetcars are cleaned and maintained.
Community Action Agency President Gwen Robinson made the trip to Portland with Mayor Mallory. Banks Project Executive John Deatrick is in the background, left.
Cats love the streetcar too.
Carry you stuff onto the streetcar
Delivering flowers by streetcar.
Late afternoon at a streetcar stop.