Go By Streetcar

A growing commercial zone is at the center of the Pearl District.  A retro-looking "Go By Streetcar" neon sign adorns this building that houses, among other enterprises, the Sungari Pearl restaurant, "Gourmet dishes from select regions in China."  The rails turn here from NW Lovejoy St. onto NW 11th Ave. for the run into downtown.

Portland has a very rich trolley car (and interurban) history, but old maps show that this district, in its earlier incarnation, was not particularly well served. 

Current planning calls for a second streetcar route for the city, one that will continue straight toward the camera, and then across Broadway Bridge over the Willamette, into the Lloyd District.  At a later time the Portland Streetcar Loop is proposed to continue south and then back across the river, rejoining the present line at RiverPlace. 

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