Alyssa Flynn

Alyssa Flynn

Spends her free time reading and going to bar trivia, and gets her best ideas while riding the bus.

Heading to Providence Park? Here are the Best Ways to Get There

Heading to Providence Park? Here are the Best Ways to Get There

Heading to Providence Park? Here are the Best Ways to Get There Like to kick it at a Thorns or Timbers game? You have plenty of options for getting to Providence Park. Here’s the lowdown on your choices, so you can spend less time worrying and more time...
Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board?

Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board?

Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board? Short answer: Yes. Tapping the Hop reader every time you board transit not only validates your fare, it also acts as your proof of payment — so when you tap again within that first 2 ½-hour window, or when you have...
You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive)

You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive)

You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive) With long nights and (seemingly) constant rain, Portland winters have earned their dark and gloomy reputation. No wonder we’ve taken to the Portland Winter Light Festival so quickly. Now in its fifth...
Arriving Soon: the Division Transit Project

Arriving Soon: the Division Transit Project

Arriving Soon: the Division Transit Project Adding new transit service often means dealing with trade-offs. Buses are flexible, affordable and convenient, but they can only hold so many people and at times they travel slower than we’d prefer. Light rail is faster and...
Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks?

Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks?

Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks? There is a moment of anxiety you may have had if you’ve ever driven in Downtown Portland: “Wait… can I drive on these tracks?” You’re not alone: Any downtown is a challenge to drive through, and with light...

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