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Forest Park

Address: NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
Phone Number: 503-823-7529
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Ranked #2 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Owner description: The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A must if you have a car - rent one for a day downtown, it is a short drive and you can choose any length hike you like. Or just pull over and take pictures!

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The largest and in my opinion as a nature lover the most beautiful city park in the US. This park is pristine, well maintained, and gorgeous. I lived in a house tucked into Forest Park in the late'70s. Every time I go back I fall in love with it all over again.

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Bellevue, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Portland for 5 weeks over the summer on an extended vacation with our kids. We didn't know that the main entrance near us to Forest Park would be closed. Major bummer.

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Albuquerque
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Forest Park has miles of woodsy trails. You feel as if you are in the mountains, even though the entrance is right in the city! How much fun, to go for a hike and then walk a few blocks outside of the park to get a cappucino....

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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Best to just Google Earth this park, it is huge and has miles of walk/hiking trails. From wheelchair accessible to strenuous climbs are in this park. You can spend an hour or a day here, it has some old growth and wildlife abounds. Bird watchers paradise as well. Any visit to Portland should include this. A good starting point is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very well preserved forest that is right in the city center. Nice and fresh air, making this a great choice for camping or any outdoor activities at the weekend.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one huge undeveloped area and it's inside the city! I find it a perfect place for b/w photography and a good healthy hike....

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Montana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The trails are very well maintained, and the trees are very unusual for Oregon. Hoyt Arboretum is excellent. Other hikers always greet you with a pleasant HI. This is the best place to go in Portland. Hug a tree.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Spend time getting to know the 2nd largest Park in the US! I recommend starting by the Audobon Society and tryinf some smalll trails from there!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to know what it is like to be an Oregonian, then you must hike a trail in this park. If you do not know how to find one, go to the Pittock Mansion and look for people walking off in the parceling lot!

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