In 2001, Portland unveiled a streetcar system to link Portland's downtown
the Pearl District, the Northwest/Nob Hill neighborhood,
and Portland State University.
The sleek Euro-designed streetcars follow a 4.8-mile
loop that travels through the PSU campus, downtown Portland, the art gallery-filled Pearl
District, and Nob Hill, known for its outstanding restaurants and upscale shopping.
Like all Portland
buses and MAX light rail trains, the streetcar is free to ride in Portland's 'Fareless Square' district,
which encompasses all of
downtown Portland, portions of the Pearl District and a spur to the Oregon Convention Center.