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Portland is a great city for walking. Many intersections are designed with pedestrians in mind, and Portland has a lot of street life for an American city. Good mass transit also makes walking more feasible in Portland. In the Alphabet District in NW Portland, the streets are named alphabetically as they go north starting with Burnside. The City of Portland Office of Transportation offers free, highly detailed [http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=djeac walking maps] that may be ordered online.