While some things always seem more expensive than they did the year before – food and airline tickets, for example – a few items are actually getting cheaper in Portland. One such ‘on sale’ service is downtown parking. A combination of this summer’s high gas prices, Portland’s great public transportation and Portlanders’ love affair with bikes lead numerous garages around town to slash their prices by more than 10%. This cost savings wasn’t limited to the daytime hours, either. A few parking structures dropped their “after 5″ event prices as well. The best news? Even though gas prices have fallen and many Stumptown residents have traded in their bikes for the winter season, the under $9/day ticket prices still remain.