Those looking for Portland, Oregon apartments will find that the downtown area of the city is a great place to begin. With its highly developed public transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets, getting around in this city is a breeze. The TriMet bus system is inexpensive and covers both the city and the surrounding area. Those who enjoy cycling will also find that Portland has taken steps to make the city bicycle-friendly. The 44-mile MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) is a well-connected light rail system. Not only can you commute easily to and from work in the area, but going to see local attractions is also convenient. The train stops near such popular venues as the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum and Washington Park. In addition, Portland has streetcar service that runs in a loop around the city, giving residents and visitors yet another option for public transportation—especially when they aren’t in a rush.