A blog for all things Oregon!
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
Reblogged from fuckyeahportland  255 notes
transitmaps:

Historical Map: TriMet Bus System Map, Portland, Oregon, 1978
Not much use for route planning: this map was really made just to show how the routes that ran into the city centre were grouped into geographic regions and denoted by a colour and an icon. While stops along the transit mall are now marked with boring old letters, back then these cheery and oh-so-1970s symbols guided you to the bus stop you needed. Also very 1970s: the tightly-kerned Avant Garde typeface.
(Source: TriMet’s “How We Roll” blog)

transitmaps:

Historical Map: TriMet Bus System Map, Portland, Oregon, 1978

Not much use for route planning: this map was really made just to show how the routes that ran into the city centre were grouped into geographic regions and denoted by a colour and an icon. While stops along the transit mall are now marked with boring old letters, back then these cheery and oh-so-1970s symbols guided you to the bus stop you needed. Also very 1970s: the tightly-kerned Avant Garde typeface.

(Source: TriMet’s “How We Roll” blog)

A musical coming to Portland

Here is a Kickstarter project of a show that’s trying to make it on Broadway. The musical is called The Kiss and it’s loosely based on The Frog Prince. This show is being develop by Will Vinton (California Raisins) and David Pomeranz who wrote the theme song Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now from Perfect Strangers. If theatre and Broadway fans want more information about the project, please click the link below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/willvinton/the-kiss-on-the-road-to-broadway