My definition of downtown is pretty small. I agree that the Willamette River forms the eastern frontier of downtown, but I would say that Interstate 405 forms the southern and western boundaries, and Burnside bounds the northern side. The above definition is reasonable, however. Especially when compared to those who would include the likes of the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District in downtown. Yikes!

As for MAX, what's the good of having a light rail line run through town if there aren't stops for people to get on and off?