And for those who need to get to Oregon
Health & Science University in the West
Hills, there’s an aerial tram from the South
Waterfront, offering a quick, four-minute
trip that allows riders some astonishing
views on their way up.
One of the many nice aspects about living in
Portland is just how easy it is to get around.
In fact, depending on traffic, it may only
take about a half-hour to get from one end
of the city to the other. But before you make
the move, take into account the Rose City’s
transportation infrastructure and layout to
ensure you choose the right neighborhood
for your needs.
With all the excitement that comes with
moving to a new place, it’s easy to forget some
of the mundane tasks you need to complete,
such as getting a new driver’s license and registering your vehicle so that you’re operating
legally. The following is almost everything you
need to know when it comes to checking these
important items off your to-do list.
GE TTING YOUR
Oregon and Washington state laws both
require you to notify the state Department
of Motor Vehicles (the office is known as
the Department of Licensing in Washington) within 30 days of moving into
the state, or to a new residence within the
state. Therefore, you likely will need to take
action shortly after you finish moving in.
To get your Oregon driver’s license, you must
apply in person at a DMV office, presenting
proof of your full name, date of birth, address,
Social Security number and legal presence in
the United States. You will also need to pass
a vision test at the DMV office, along with a
Class C knowledge test—even if you have a
valid driver’s license from another state. Most
experienced drivers will pass the test without
much problem, although it won’t hurt to brush
up on traffic laws if you have any doubt.
In Washington, you do not have to take a
knowledge test if you are over 18 and already
If you’re new to this amazing city or just moved to a new neighborhood,
you’re fortunate to live in a place providing a wide range of options for
getting around. And to make it simple, there’s a one-stop shop where you
can meet all your transportation needs: Portland SmartTrips. This is your
golden ticket to navigating the city like a native. Here’s a snapshot of what
the city has to offer.
This city was made for walking. With over 152 miles of regional trails plus
many mixed-use neighborhoods with amenities close by, Portland is a
great place to explore by foot.
Most Portlanders live within a quarter mile of a bike lane, neighborhood
greenway or multi-use path. Whether running neighborhood errands,
recreation riding or commuting to work, you will be among numerous
Portlanders who make biking part of their daily routine.
Our transit system is enviable for a city of our size. An interconnected
system of buses, light rail trains, streetcars, and an aerial tram make it easy
to get where you’re going without a car.
Portlanders who want to live a carfree or carlight lifestyle have a few
carsharing companies to choose from offering vehicles by the minute,
hour, or day. With this variety at your fingertips you have the choice to do
without a second car, or give up your vehicle altogether.
Ready to grab the city by the horns –
Trips.org to get moving with your FREE
Welcome to Portland.
We get around differently here.
LIKE A Native