Transportation in Oregon

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It's hard to believe that Portland ever lacked a dearth of quality paddle outfitters, considering the many evergreen-lined rivers and nearby coastline. But back in 1986, the founders of Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe felt there were too few options serving the area, so they launched their own garage shop. Their passion for the outdoors and paddle sports steadily built the company, and today, a staff of equipment experts advises guests on kayaking, canoeing, standup-paddleboarding, and rafting supplies. Beyond selling gear from vessels to apparel, staffers lead on-the-water classes and organize group trips. The shop also outfits customers for independent exploration with a fleet of rentals.

1515 Southeast Water Avenue
Portland,
OR
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Eugene Hybrid Taxi Cabs takes sustainability seriously. One of its vehicles has gone without any major repairs for more than 450,000 miles—on par with circling the Earth 18 times. The company's fleet is composed solely of Toyota Prius hybrids, which produce an estimated 60% fewer emissions than standard cabs. Combining a commitment to the environment with convenience, the staff dispatches taxis 24 hours of the day, whether you require a skilled chauffeur for an early-morning jaunt to the Eugene Airport or a late-night trip to the neighborhood tire fire.

1317 bramblewood ln
eugene,
OR
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One of Oregon’s largest scooter dealers, Classic Scooter & Cycle populates its 10,000-square-foot showroom with many motorized flavors of two-wheeled transport, from retro-styled Vespas to tricked-out Ural Sidecars. The Sym Fiddle II 125cc dares daily errands to evade its sleek, retro silhouette and 59 mph top speeds, ingratiating itself to wardrobes by color-matching riders’ eyes with a choice of dazzling red, jade green, or marshmallow-white hues. Twin tanks totaling 3.42 unleaded gallons fuel excursions up to 362 miles before the rider must stop for a pull on the gas pump, and an automatic transmission and maximum 8.38 horsepower puts Paul Revere’s 1.0-horsepower manual steed to shame.

2318 NW Vaughn St
Portland,
OR
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One of Oregon’s largest scooter dealers, Classic Scooter & Cycle populates its 10,000-square-foot showroom with many motorized flavors of two-wheeled transport, from retro-styled Vespas to tricked-out Ural Sidecars. The Sym Fiddle II 125cc dares daily errands to evade its sleek, retro silhouette and 59 mph top speeds, ingratiating itself to wardrobes by color-matching riders’ eyes with a choice of dazzling red, jade green, or marshmallow-white hues. Twin tanks totaling 3.42 unleaded gallons fuel excursions up to 362 miles before the rider must stop for a pull on the gas pump, and an automatic transmission and maximum 8.38 horsepower puts Paul Revere’s 1.0-horsepower manual steed to shame.

2318 Northwest Vaughn Street
Portland,
OR
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Plumes of steam puff from the locomotive as it travels along the Pacific coast. A mountainside blanketed in evergreens towers above the vessel as waves pound against the boulder-strewn shore below. The nonprofit Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad serves as both a living history museum and excursion operator for the state's forested coastline. Antique locomotives that hearken back to the region's logging origins take guests on waterside excursions as a crew feeds the engines recycled motor oil and coal-flavored candies. Seasonal events bring about the railroad’s dinner trains, which treat guests to four-course meals as they gaze at the sparkling water of Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.

4421 Glenview Ave
Tillamook,
OR
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Celebrating its 7th anniversary, the iconic Portland Aerial Tram rises above the City of Roses on a cable stretching a full 3,300 linear feet end to end, providing passengers with views impossible to get anywhere else as it travels from its terminal in the city to the Kohler Pavilion on OHSU's campus. To date, it has transported 9.5 million passengers on more than 330,000 trips. The cabin ascends 500 feet into the air and travels at 22 miles per hour, making its trip in three minutes, or roughly one-tenth the length of the average Grateful Dead jam. At the end of the line, riders can enjoy spectacular views of the city from an observation deck equipped with outdoor seating and tables.

3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland,
OR
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