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Old 08-15-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Hi, I was offered a job in Beaverton (very close to the Nike Campus) and was wondering if anyone could tell me how possible it is to make a trip from say North Portland to Beaverton every day on bike or the MAX line if it's just horrible out. In my housing search I haven't been able to find any rooms around $450 right down town; they seem to be on the east side of the river. Also, right now my commute time for a 7 mile ride is ~27 min. Thanks.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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In my youth I rode my 3-speed over the hill (Canyon Rd). I wouldn't recommend it because of the speed of auto traffic and lane constrictions. Bike to the Max station that works for you/bike, use it to carry you/bike over the hill.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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That would be tough, because you have to get over the hill...
Only the MAX train gets to avoid the hill using a train-only tunnel that goes under the mountains.

Perhaps take the MAX to Beaverton Transit Center, then ride from there.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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The next MAX stop west would be closer.

There is a bus that goes up & over on Burnside but the MAX would be best.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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But wnat about ... simply living in Beaverton? I'm sure if the o.p. really looks s/he can find housing close to the budget it would require to find similar housing anywhere else in the city. Being reasonably close to work has benefits beyond the obvious ones of time and money.

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Old 10-07-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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hell no, that's far. if i were you i would bike to the max station...you can bring your bike on the max
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