Category Archives: Mobile Metal Churchland

Scott Tienken is co-editor of The Cartophile Imprint, a publishing/music/and public arts website. His current novel, Mass Transportation, the second installment of his Portland Trilogy, takes place on the northbound 75 busline to St. Johns. He is founding member of the Pine Needles music collective. He is a certified city and public art project geek, works for the county library, and is looking for a chess partner. (Scott Tienken owns the copyright on all his contributions, please contact him for permission to republish).

Mobile Metal Churchland: Best Moments on TriMet Routes #14

Best Bus Moments (Northbound 71) After passing the intersection of 52nd and Division the Northbound 71 enters full on ne ighborhoodia with the advanced cash flow homes of the SW Tabor and the bike kits that tend to be more … Continue reading

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Mobile Metal Churchland: 12th Floor Bus

Was temping in the office building downtown where the 4 Division bus had a stop on the 12th floor. The company, progressive in their way, had decided to address tardiness by carving out a little transpo alcove to flank the … Continue reading

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Mobile Metal Churchland: Kiss Me On The Bus

Think it was in the Clark Gable/Claudette Colbert joint “It Happened One Night” where not only were there significant amounts of wooing-and-denial then wooing-and-less-begrudging denial on the bus (some of which occurs in the netherbounds of the back seat) but … Continue reading

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Mobile Metal Churchland: Bad Driving Party

Look, it is damn challenging to wade through the generalized air of grievance that begins to pervade in a poorly driven and over-attended bus. You know, the teens are crammed in for school with the office professional set. The all-about … Continue reading

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Mobile Metal Churchland: Night Bus Noir

Ridership thins out after the last of the commuters. Alone with 10-15 strangers with aisles, even zones to themselves. A driver who is often a little more open feeling, more friendly, less strung out. Streets outside thinned of headlights and … Continue reading

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