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#1 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Beautiful park, includes test rose gardens, Japanese garden, performing outdoor theater, fabulous zoo, holicost memorial, hiking trails, children's playground and just a great place to walk.
Washington Park is what I think the green oasis of Portland and you can go running, having a picnic, or visit the many attractions within the park: Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Zoo, Holocaust Memorial, Archery Ra...
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#2 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
But Portland itself has some astonishing natural beauty, and Forest Park is really worth a visit; it's an actual forest in a city park! It's huge - much bigger & wilder-feeling than Central Park, Hyde Park, Hampst...
Main trail is 11 miles long with several other trails branching out which give the visitor plenty of options to explore the park and have an amazing day.
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#3 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Visiting the foothills will take you to Silver Falls State Park, where you'll be surrounded by tall fir and pine trees.
Also, it is a bit of a drive, but Crater Lake is a few hours away, and as it is the only National Park in Oregon, I think it is at least worth checking out once.
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#4 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Portland Rose Gardens in Washington Park overlooks Portland from downtown bustling city streets and rapid transit weaving between sky scrapers to Mt Scott, Mt Tabor, Powell Butte and farther east to snow cappe...
... views of the city, and the blooming roses are a visual and olfactory treat throughout the summer, with local history and adjoining attractions of the Japanese Gardens, Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park.
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#5 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Arboretum provides a wonderful place to stroll and appreciate nature - while only being a ~15min MAX ride from downtown Portland.
It is connected with Washington Park, the zoo, the rose gardens and Forest Park by easily hikeable trails.
#6 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The garden is beautifully manicured with hundreds of rhododendron plants of all kinds, with a stream and pond dividing up the land into quiet little pockets of nature.
Beautiful park especially when the rhodies are blooming... lots of waterfoul usually -watch your step- great place for a romantic picnic.
#7 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The roses were stunningly gorgeous, in a beautiful park with big shade trees in some areas, charming brick stairways, a large gazebo and a lovely fountain.
A beautiful place to see and feel the beauty of nature, and gaze upon rows of roses extend up and down around a lovely magical fountain.
#8 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
If you wish to find a perfect place to meditate or just do some encountering of nature, a walk around the upper section is perfect.
Catholics and non-Catholics alike will appreciate the beauty and serenity built into this outdoor park-like place.
#9 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
We did the self-guided tour on our last day in Portland, and I'm so glad we took the time to go! It's a peaceful garden tour, full of beauty and nature, and offering a leisurely time-out from the hectic city pace.
The occasional tai chi class is reminiscent of larger gardens and parks in China where seniors spend their mornings exercising.
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#10 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Wonderful park for walking, dogs, kids, picnic yoga you name it Portland has it all and you can see it and do it in the park, summer concerts and loads of weekday fun
A gracious neighborhood park with gorgeous trees surrounded by big beautiful Victorian homes; a cool and lovely oasis on a hot summer day, spectacular in the fall, too.
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#11 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The gardens are an incredible oasis in the middle of Washington Park with meandering paths, beautifully manicured gardens, lush shrubs and trees, ponds and babbling brooks and waterfalls.
Stunning setting on a hillside in Washington Park, this garden has all you could hope for: lovely tea room set among the trees, zen gardens, koi ponds, waterfalls, stone temples scattered throughout, breathtaking...
#12 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
If you are head out to the coast,consider stopping at Fort Stevens State Park that has weekly bird tours, daily kayak tours, junior ranger sessions in the summer, bike rentals, clamming, beaching, hiking... Connec...
This small State Park is in the hills on the SW edge of the city (near Lewis and Clark College) and has extensive trails, a Nature Center, some Old Growth timber(believe it or not!) and is accessible by bike path...
#13 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
This park on a dormant volcano offers a scenic drive, great walks/hikes, a great playground under the trees, and an amazing view from the top.
The park has beautiful trees towering overhead and is a great place to take your kids with playgrounds and plenty of places to walk your dog.
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#14 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Shadow place on a hot sunny day - amazing elephant Park and house Amazing park and lovely paths to walk through
The PNW area is immersive and breathtaking: you feel like you've stepped into the forest and are on a guided nature hike.
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#15 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The wildlife refuge is very large and there are several sections: the Westside (with duck hunting blinds), Oak Island (for fishing and a nature trail), the Northside (hiking), and the Eastside, where there are bea...
Mostly farms and nature preserves on the island... it is really beautiful.
#16 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
My son and I enjoyed a leisurely ride through the park and other areas along the bike/walk path, stopping at the Saturday Marketplace for a delicious snack...too many sights to list...much enjoyed the drawbridge c...
Lovely, well-maintained park is perfect for a stroll or bike ride.
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#17 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
If you're up for a moderate hike and want to be rewarded with a true hidden gem in nature, go to Wahclella.
Especially if you're a nature person!
#18 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
We happened to see the Ira Keller Fountain Park and stopped.
I love how Portland has all of these urban parks that appear out of nowhere.
#19 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
A couple more switchbacks and I was at Council Crest Park which is very beautiful with manicured lawns, benches, flowers, trees, a famous statue of a woman with child, and a place where you can view all the mounta...
The park has great views of the Cascade Range: Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Rainier.
#20 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
This place is a hidden jewel of nature and beauty.
We could not help but photograph what Mother Nature had to offer.
#21 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Cathedral Park is a great area to relax, sit and read, watch the boats go by, have a romantic picnic, and or take lots and lots of photos.
The park It is well maintained and a great place for a picnic, a relaxing afternoon, or, as I experienced today, a wonderful wedding.
#22 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Portland has the most amazing, diverse, well-tended selection of public parks of any city I've been to.
Beautiful park with many well marked trails.
#23 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Years later and many traffic pattern re-routes, the rose bush returned to primal ooze and now flowers and a bush make up the smallest city park in the world.
What you see is what you get, a tiny park, about the size of a coffee table, but what a hoot, and what a great photo op! Check it off your bucket list.
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#24 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
You get a famous park (start at Washington Park - plenty of metered parking), 4 mile hike which includes Portland's highest viewpoint (Council Crest - think great views), rides on 3 types of public transportation...
Beautiful views towards PDX city center and Coast Range at Council Crest Park, good spot for a break.
#25 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
My hot tip is: do not let Uber drop you off at the southeast end of the trail where the amusement park is.
#26 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Peaceful, clean, best of Oregon State Parks
Beautiful park trails!
#27 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Whether you are a local or a visitor, Director Park is the place to go to recharge and rejuvenate and enjoy the the buzz of downtown Portland life.
There are also fun events like "Summer Music" at the Park or a giant chess set for games with a crowd.
#28 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
This park has a great parking lot for visiting the park or taking a walk/ride on the paved trail which will take you all the way into downtown.
Lovely park, amusement park here also, further down.
#29 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
And the Nature Store shop is a cozy spot where you can browse and buy.
Stopping here was a bonus on our way to visit Forest Park, just 10 min outside of downtown Portland.
#30 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
My husband and I hiked from the trailhead at the south end of McClelly Park/Trail and did the 4-ish miles to Pittock Mansion and back.
Limited free parking and pay parking are the only negatives of this treasure for nature lovers.
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