Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 144: Parking station

 No more of those coin drop meters for Portland!  This is a parking station - they are found all around town, and especially downtown. You can use either a credit card or coins to pay for your parking time.  Many meters, like this one, have a time limit (in this case 90 minutes) - you cannot pay for more than that and you cannot park in this area for longer than an hour and a half.  Once you pay, a small ticket prints and you place it inside your car in a window that faces the curb. You can also buy a ticket in one station and then move your car within the allotted time - using the same ticket. Very convenient if you're running errands or such!

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