The blocks between Union Station and W Burnside St. on both streets that
carry Portland Mall traffic are somewhat -- or more than somewhat -- beleaguered.
The coming of light rail may help spur a renaissance.
trains are in view in this scene, and there is little vehicular traffic of any kind.
The very distinctive clock tower of Union Station, more than a century old, lies
bus stop to the right is at NW 6th St. & NW Flanders Ave. Streets
north of Burnside (actually beyond Ankeny, the street south of Burnside) are
named beginning with successive letters of the alphabet. Thus this is four blocks north
after Couch, Davis and Everett.