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Getting around without gas in Portland, Oregon

Save some cash with these alternative transit options


Four ways to pass on the gas in Portland. | Photo by Erik Mclean via Pexels

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Gas prices getting you down? We’ve got you covered with four ways to be fuel frugal.

A black and white image of the OHSU Aerial Tram as it travels over the trees of Southwest Portland with high-rise buildings in the background.

The tram connects the South Waterfront district + the main OHSU campus. | Photo by @jordan_sleeth

Get stepping

Portland is rated as the 13th most walkable large city in the US, and is known as “one of the most walking, biking, and public transit friendly cities on the West Coast,” on Walk Score. This means it’s time to break out your walking shoes and embark on one of these Portland Walking Tours. 👟

Break out the bikes

Enjoy pedaling down the Springwater on the Willamette path, which runs from Downtown to Sellwood Bridge + leads to other bike-friendly trails. Or, stop by Joe Bike at 2039 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Not ready to commit to buying your own bike? Try out Biketown or rent with Cycle Portland.

A TriMet bus travels over the St. Johns Bridge with large clouds and a blue sky behind it.

Saving money + you don’t have to drive — we call that a win. | Photo by @transit_scenes

Public transit is legit

Getting around Portland is made simple with a plethora of bus routes from TriMet + the uniquely-Portland OHSU Aerial Tram. Pro tip: download the TriMet app to make riding around the city even easier.

Get creative with your commute

Hunt down the best gas prices by using an app like GasBuddy or Google Maps. Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + get the perks of riding in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes.

Where have you spotted the cheapest gas? Let us know.