Night 1 – Getting started in Portland.
The train ticketing is like it is in Germany; you buy your ticket at the machine and put in your pocket. They have random inspections at stops for tickets so you never know if you’ll be caught or not if you’re just jumping aboard.
It’s $5 for a day pass and already on my second ride. I rode to the airport to the hotel, refreshed myself a little, and got back on the train heading downtown. I haven’t eaten since 1:30pm EDT which is 10 hours ago.
This better be damn good pizza I’m heading for!