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How walkable is your neighborhood? Check your Walk Score

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If you glanced at my January financial update, you would have seen that we didn’t spend any money on gasoline last month. How is that possible? Well, I filled up near the end of December and the tank happened to last the whole month. It was a bit of luck and I’m not sure how [...]

Light Rail Expansion

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Portland Metro is adding a new light rail line through our neighborhood. Currently, the rail lines end at Portland State University, the south end of downtown. The new Orange line will start from PSU, go over the river, and then head south toward Milwaukie. I’m a huge fan of the light rail because I hate [...]

Free Public Transit

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In the previous post, I wrote about our choice to live in a 1,000 sq ft condo in the city. Two of the main reasons why we like living downtown are because it is centrally located and the easy access to public transportation. As a bonus, our home is near the free rail zone and [...]

Save Gas By Taking Public Transportation

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This is a post from December 2010. Now that gas prices are skyrocketing, it's definitely worth your time to consider other forms of transportation.  At my company, we can file an expense report to get $30/month reimbursement for public transportation. Now, 30 bucks is not a lot toward train tickets. A one way ticket costs [...]