Streetwise Portland Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Portland, Oregon - Folding pocket size travel map with Max Light Rail map

 
9781886705517: Streetwise Portland Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Portland, Oregon - Folding pocket size travel map with Max Light Rail map
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Streetwise Portland Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Portland, Oregon - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated Max Light Rail map featuring lines & stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Portland Map 1:22,000
Downtown Portland Map 1:15,000
Portland Area Map 1:181,000
Mt Hood Area Map 1:460,000
Portland Max Light Rail Map

Portland, Design City USA, is what it could be called due to the energy, vitality, and overall positive state of mind found in this Northwest City. The city sits at the junction of two great rivers, the Columbia and the Willamette, and is surrounded by forests and vast stretches of greenery. That may not last as Portland is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Go now and enjoy the greenery!

The STREETWISE® map of Portland Oregon is the tool you ll need to navigate in and around Portland. Looking at the main map you ll see the Willamette River divides the city into two major districts known as East side and West side. The West side is where the central business district is located as well as Old Town, and the Pearl District, which is trés hip and chic. The East side is mainly residential with a dash of trendy commercial retail mixed in. The inset map of Downtown Portland shows an orderly grid system on which we provide hotels, points of interest, museums and educational sites.

Our Portland Area map will navigate you in and around the region to such places as Portland International Airport, and the Mount Hood inset map. You ll be able to take a day trip from the center of Portland to the Mt. Hood recreation area. Add in our Max Light Rail map and you are now empowered to master all the delights Portland has to offer.

A complete index of streets, hotels, points of interest, shopping, education, culture, transportation and parks is clearly listed on the STREETWISE® Portland Oregon Map.

Our pocket size map of Portland is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Portland map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Portland map today and you too can navigate Portland, Oregon like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.

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STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We ve set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you ve never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970 s, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn t match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we ve done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it s not about the map, it s about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It s about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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