Different models display different names for the final
stop along Portland Mall. This car in the 400 series marks it simply as "PSU,"
but the rotating identification also calls it "City Center." The colored rectangle for the Green Line bears no real significance
for the southbound passenger boarding along Portland Mall.
The cross street is SW Madison. Buses hug the curb lanes along the
Mall except for the
stretches where MAX has a station. The two modes are transitioning
lanes in the foreground. There is one lane, to the left of
the direction of
transit, for general-purpose vehicle use.
It is virtually impossible to discern it in this image, but a famous local
sculpture, "Portlandia," is across the street, its base up in
front of the third story
of the building with the same name. It is said to be the
copper statue of its kind in the nation, with only the
Statue of Liberty bigger. Installation was fairly recent as
these things go: 1985.