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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

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Address: Highway 219, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone Number: 503 681 6424
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A bit of peace and quiet

Located in a suburb of Portland, surrounded by large busy streets, sits this fairly wide area of nature. It's a place to find that inner quiet while learning about the indigenous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Located in a suburb of Portland, surrounded by large busy streets, sits this fairly wide area of nature. It's a place to find that inner quiet while learning about the indigenous life. There's even a wooden bridge that overlooks a brook, the water churning like the great rapids on some days.I found it best to walk through in late spring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We saw a few birds and a couple of Mason bees working out. Typical Hillsboro charm: nice building but not a lot of 'wow' in the preserve itself. This is space that was saved from being overwhelmed by the adjacent mountainous landfill. But it seems like the city just decided that saving it was enough, without actually making it feel... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Get out in nature and enjoy......eagles, ferrets, ducks, beavers......no Vikings! Spring is especially rewarding......every season is different

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North East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A great place to visit for families with lots of information and good trails around the preserve. Staff also very helpful regarding local bird watching 'hotspots'.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As a birder I was very impressed with what they are doing at Jackson bottom Wetlands. The paths are close enough to many areas of water so you can get up close views of the birds. There is a very nice visitors center with lots of information and they offer a large number of educational classes and events. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

I love the place but I really wish I can bring my family pet is always on a leash and very well behaved

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've enjoyed hiking here for a long time. Used to go with my daughter and a sack lunch when she was younger. Lots of birds and Nutria.

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

lots of birds and paths to explore. Ponds to see frogs and fish to see. There is a building to look and touch things in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I take out of town visitors here to see birds in every season. The trails are very well maintained and the explanatory labels on the plants are fun to read. There are marshes, a small lake, forested areas. The last time I was there we saw several "rare" to the area birds including Sandhill Cranes which typically one doesn't see... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Avoid this location in the spring to early summer if you have allergies to pollen. The place is great for people who want to go nature watching. Don't bring your stupid dogs as dogs will chase and harass other animals, as well as dump all over the place where people step. I'd also avoid bringing children for the same reason... More 

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