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Portland Travel Guide

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Ponytail Falls and Triple Falls Loop Hike
Ponytail Falls and Triple Falls Loop Hike

This is an easy 5 mile loop hike that brings you past 3 beautiful waterfalls. You will park at beautiful horsetail falls then head towards Ponytail falls and then finally ascend 600 feet up Oneonta...

Sauvie Island - Wapato  Greenway State Park
Sauvie Island - Wapato Greenway State Park

This walking loop around the Wapato Access Greenway State Park on Sauvie Island is a great destination year-round for bird watching. This loop will take you to a viewpoint over a marshy area where...

Waterfront Bike Path to Kelly Point Park
Waterfront Bike Path to Kelly Point Park

Combine this Guide with my guide for the Columbia Slough Trail and my Springwater Corridor Guide to make an incredible 50+ mile bike tour around the Portland City limits. I've tried to find the...

Top Eats in Portland, OR
Top Eats in Portland, OR

Is Portland, Oregon, America's newest food capital? Get to know the indie chefs, coffee geeks, meat obsessives, and salt fanatics who are turning up the heat in the Northwest.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Columbia Slough Trail - Kelley Point Park to Springwater Corridor Trail
Columbia Slough Trail - Kelley Point Park to Springwater Corridor Trail

The Columbia Slough Trail is still under development. There are gaps in the trail from Kelley Point Park to the connection with the Springwater Corridor Trail. I've tried my best to outline a safe...

Pittock Mansion From Lower MacLeay Park
Pittock Mansion From Lower MacLeay Park

At over 1,000 feet you will have great views of Portland and will also have a great opportunity for bird watching. Take the time to explore the grounds and make sure to read the links I've included...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam
Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam

Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam is about 12.6 miles long and located near Portland, Oregon. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day

Angel's Rest - Columbia Gorge
Angel's Rest - Columbia Gorge

This hike will take you past lower 150 foot Coopey Falls, Upper Coopey Falls which you can walk below, and up many switchbacks to a beautiful view over the Columbia River below. There is also a...

Portland Highlights
Portland Highlights

Many locals say the Portland Saturday Market is the number one attraction, but its limited hours and winter closure mean that some visitors won't get to go.

Don't despair. The city has so many other...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Marine Drive to Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area
Marine Drive to Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area

In this guide I've outlined the major trails in the Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area. You can follow a short path north along the road for views over a wetland towards Bybee Lake or follow a...

Drinking in Portland
Drinking in Portland

The culinary scene is so highly evolved in Portland that drinking requires a separate entry from food. And drinking is not just devoted to beer, although the city is the craft beer capital of...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Waterfront Bike Path to Springwater Corridor Path
Waterfront Bike Path to Springwater Corridor Path

This guide will take you along the official Waterfront Bike Trail of Portland on the West side of the Willamette, over the Steel bridge pedestrian bridge, along the Eastbank Esplanade and then onto...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Kelley Point Park
Kelley Point Park

This is a short walk around the Kelley Point State Park which marks the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia River. When you are the point a series of wooden pilings out into the river marks the...

Washington Park - Complete Tour
Washington Park - Complete Tour

This guide uses the most popular and beautiful trails in Washington Park to connect you with all the major sites and attractions within the area. This is a great walk for the family as it includes a...

Mt. Tabor City Park
Mt. Tabor City Park

Although there is no swimming in the reservoirs for obvious reasons this park has plenty of other things to offer the whole family including picnic areas, a dog park, monuments and public art, and...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mirror Lake - Mount Hood
Mirror Lake - Mount Hood

This 3 mile round trip will bring you to a small lake beneath Tom Dick Peak which has beautiful views of Mt. Hood across the pass. You can hike up the slope a bit further to POI #3 if you would like...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Reeder Road Loop - Sauvie Island
Reeder Road Loop - Sauvie Island

This is a beautiful full day ride around back roads on Sauvie Island. Keep your eye out for birds such as Eagles, Ospreys and Hawks on this ride that will take you along the Columbia River and back...

Portland Arts and Culture
Portland Arts and Culture

Portland's commitment to public art means you can immerse yourself in cultural life and not spend a penny. And at monthly gallery walks, you can even eat and drink free.

This tour is centered around...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Portland for Families
Portland for Families

Portland has many green spaces where kids can play, and flat bike routes are ideal for young cyclists or families toting a child on a bike seat.

Portland also has several family friendly destinations...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Portland for Foodies
Portland for Foodies

Portland for foodies is a bit redundant; almost everywhere you eat has locally sourced ingredients and a seasonal focus. Chefs and servers are justifiably proud of their fresh bounty, and with little...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Dalton Lake and Columbia Botanical Gardens
Dalton Lake and Columbia Botanical Gardens

This guide highlights two of the best city parks in the small town of St. Helens along the Columbia River in Oregon. The first path leads you around a marshy lake where you are bound to see...

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

Enjoy this short walk around this natural area. This is a great place for watching birds. Children will be occupied reading the many interpretive signs on the walk. If you have a canoe this is a...

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Sellwood Park
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Sellwood Park

This is a great place to go bird watching. You will follow a path along the east side of a wetland area where you may see some Flycatchers or even ospreys that nest nearby. Once you get to the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Weekend

3.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
Labor Day Weekend in Portland (Roadtravlr, Sep 26, 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
Sleepless in Portland, Oregon (Seadebi, Jun 23, 2008)
3.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes

Best Of

4.0 of 5 stars 11 Votes
3.0 of 5 stars 12 Votes
From Portland to Bend (thefayeway, Jul 31, 2006)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Recent Trip

5.0 of 5 stars 9 Votes
Oregon Golf (santhony, Aug 3, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Portland, Oregon: Ideal Agenda (dead2world, Jul 15, 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 13 Votes