PORTLAND The Portland Streetcar s Central Loop Line connecting the Pearl district and Portland s east side opened Saturday.

The loop will join the existing streetcar line called the North/South line on Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest 11th Avenue in Portland s Pearl district.

From the est side it will cross the Broadway Bridge and travel along Northeast Broadway, Northeast Weidler Street, 7th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

It s that people-power that s going to make the streetcar a success, the communities thrive, and Portland to continue to be a model for people across the country, said Rep. Earl Blumenauer in a press conference Saturday.

The streetcar will cost one dollar to ride for two hours.

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