Mass transit -- Oregon -- Portland -- History, Street railroads -- Oregon -- Portland, Electric railroads
This backgrounder is designed to fill in some of the blanks and give some historical substance to one of the metroscape's most distinguishing features and one which, not incidentally, shaped the very physical aspect of the region: its affinity for rail travel.
Holly, Shelley (2003). "Backgrounder: Portland's Romance with Rail," Metroscape, Winter 2003, pages 25-29. Published by Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University.