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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You can get away without a car pretty easily. The MAX [tri-met.org] runs from the airport right by the hotel and all the way out to blissful suburbia in the west and less-blissful suburbia in the east. There's a stop just a few blocks from Powell's and Powell's Technical, and they're in the free downtown zone. (To and from the airport isn't free, but $1.55 or so each way is cheaper than a taxi or a rental car.)

    This town's nice to pedestrians.

    • A few corrections.

      MAX's closest approach to the conference hotel is about six blocks (and I don't call that "right by"). If you're rolling your roll-a-board, it's probably OK, but if you have checked luggage without wheels, it might be a bit of a drag. (Note to chromatic: were you confusing the Marriot Marquis on Broadway with the waterfront "downtown" Marriott? The conference hotel is the latter, and less centrally located, unfortunately.)

      MAX doesn't go close to either of the Powell's. However, onc

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      • Yeah, I had confused the two hotels.

        I do count Powell's as fairly close to MAX, though. It's a five-minute walk from the station at 9th -- that's my preferred stop!