Category Archives: Geography

Decoding the Portland bus map

TriMet logo
The following Tri-Met busses run on the following Portland streets. There are a lot of busses so I don’t know when this analogy breaks down – these are just some of the frequent-service busses that I’m already familiar with.

photo of Cesar Chavez in San Francisco 1980sBus 4 (right-eye) DIVISION street.
Bus 8 (vision) Jackson Park (JACK / SUN is PARKED)
Bus 12 Barbur/Sandy Blvd (BARBER / SANDY)
Bus 14 (1 + 4 = 5) Hawthorne (HA HA THORN) street
Bus 15 (The Devil) Belmont (BELL MONT)
Bus 19 (Sun) Woodstock (WOOD STOCK) and Glisan (GLEE SUN)
Bus 20 (Judgement) Burnside (BURN SIDE).
Bus 72 (7 + 2 = 9 = Night Club) 39th (3+9=12 = Hanged Man), re-named Cesar Chavez Blvd in 2009.