The guidebook says there are 200-some cloudy days in Portland, Oregon, and yesterday was one of those days. We decided to hop the light rail at Pioneer Square and go to the Oregon Zoo. It was a fairly short ride, but I was not prepared for the train to plunge into the West Hills of Portland, and barrel along at such a high speed in darkness.
It dropped us at a station 220-feet below street level. This station is the deepest underground in the country. Then, an elevator transported us to the surface. Made me feel all Star Trekky-like.
Portland is environmentally conscious. Because we took public transportation to the Zoo, that entitled us to a discount on our tickets, which I immediately blew on popcorn.
Below are photos from the Oregon Zoo:
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