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Beautiful view, peaceful place

Head up to Council Crest to see the city and the snow-capped peaks in the distance. Make sure to... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Linda B
Portland, Oregon
Great view!

A beautiful setting with a phenomenal view in multiple directions. Great walking trails lead to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
East Moline, Illinois
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Beautful park overlooking the city and offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.
SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97201
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Head up to Council Crest to see the city and the snow-capped peaks in the distance. Make sure to stand in the center of the circle on the gold marker and talk out loud - I won't give away the secret about what happens, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A beautiful setting with a phenomenal view in multiple directions. Great walking trails lead to and from the park.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank REG1966MHS
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A crest that I think is higher than any point in Portland, from view area at top (drive there in ~20 min from downtown) on a clear day you can see cascade mountain peaks that include many in Washington (Mt. Helens, Mt. ier), and in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jishenker
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I woke up early on the 4th of July and due to the holiday the gym where I work out was closed. I decided I needed to do an uphill hike to get my exercise in. I also wanted to eat barbecue and because Matt's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Cako loved running through the open field and running through the pine trees. She managed to make a new friend each time since she wants other dogs to chase her! Depending on the time of day you go, it seems quite pleasant. Except for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank heuster3
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Get a good look at Portland from up here. Visualize the Multnomah Indian tribe in their summer camp on this piece of real estate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank beetcanner
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This park is a must on a clear day, you can see 4 volcanoes and of course the city of Portland. But once you see the view, you're pretty much done with this park. If you've got a dog, the park is leashless. Or you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re into hiking, I would definitely check out this park!!! I was staying at the Hampton Hotel in the Pearl District, and one of the staff members recommended I try out this park. It was worth it! Such a quiet and peaceful hike ending...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank fyre_74432
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a nice, green area to hang out, but there really isn't anything to it beyond the incredible views. The views are totally worth it, and so is the piece and quiet it offers.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LelahK
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Council Crest park has gorgeous lawns, trees for kids to play in, and spectacular views. It also has a fun echo trick you can play around with. Go to the viewpoint inside of the low circular wall at the top of the hill. Stand in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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