Council Crest Park

Council Crest Park, Portland: Address, Phone Number, Council Crest Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Council Crest Park
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Beautful park overlooking the city and offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.
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HNL2SFO
Pacifica, CA28 contributions
Bald Eagle Sighting
Jun 2021 • Couples
Nice high point with panoramic views of Portland. Would’ve been better if the trees didn’t obstruct our view. We saw a bald eagle fly by. That was cool. Lots of parking and grassy areas to spread out a blanket and relax.
Written June 3, 2021
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Patrick McFadden
Bend, OR5 contributions
Go but take #51 Council Crest bus.Great air and views.
Dec 2019 • Family
Crowded with little parking. Spandex Mafia( bicyclists) can hog the roads esp on Fairmount Blvd. Go Early.Safe enough, but car clouting is common in unattended vehicles. Don't go at night, as Park Closes early, Portland PD enforces park closure every night.Bring a lunch, and water, as most fountains are INOP. No restrooms either.
Known neighborhood for 50 years, beautiful homes on council Crest drive to view, but, Portland's personal crime has skyrocketed, even in this nice neighborhood.
Be aware of whose about you, and keep your distance if your instincts trigger red flags. Have a great time though! Oregon
CHL Permit Holders ( Oregon) ARE allowed in open park spaces in Oregon. Dogs must be on lead, and clean up after them or Up to a $278.00 fine will ensue. Animal control patrols parks and issues citations a lot!
Written December 2, 2019
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Mike McKenzie
Portland, OR82 contributions
Volcano Viewing
May 2019 • Friends
The views here are amazing. From this vantage point you get unobstructed views of Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams and a peekaboo view of Mount Rainier. If you have a day to enjoy this park, consider doing the 4 T Trail (Tram, trolley, train and trail). Or just take a picnic lunch up to the park and relax and enjoy. Kid and dog friendly.
Written May 3, 2019
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hannahauste
Toledo, OH3 contributions
Council crest hike
Mar 2019 • Couples
Beautiful hike on an early Sunday afternoon visiting from South Carolina. View at the top was great, however the hike is amid neighborhoods and houses and at one point two different leaf blowers were going off in different directions for the duration of the hike. One star off for lack of peace
Written March 31, 2019
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Linda B
Portland, OR197 contributions
Beautiful view, peaceful place
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 it's pretty cool.
Written November 4, 2018
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REG1966MHS
Citra, FL105 contributions
Great view!
Nov 2017 • Couples
A beautiful setting with a phenomenal view in multiple directions. Great walking trails lead to and from the park.
Written October 2, 2018
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jishenker
Columbia, MO972 contributions
Towering above portland, can see to Washington and California
Feb 2018 • Solo
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 the other direction the tip of Mt. Shasta (that's in California!).
Written July 22, 2018
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Milestogo007
Portland, OR537 contributions
Hiked from Marquam Nature Park to Council Crest Park and amazing views!
Jul 2018 • Solo
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 BBQ sells out early most days I was going to have to eat BBQ first, then do the hike. To eat a huge meal before a strenuous hike is unconventional but I took inspiration reading about the training habits of professional boxer Two Ton Tony Galento who ate 52 hot dogs shortly before his fight with Arthur DeKuh and after 3 listless rounds mustered the energy to knock DeKuh out with a left hook. I felt I could conquer the 900 feet of elevation gain from Marquam Nature Park to Council Crest Park after a huge meal of BBQ and I was correct. With my brisket infused body I sped up the trail which has numerous switchbacks as it winds it way up to Council Crest Park. What is amazing is you get to walk past some of the most exotic architectural residences in Portland. I was able to play that game I call, "What rich people have and I never will". You have two road crossings where you need to be careful and look for cars. 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 mountains. It was very impressive and I was able to see quite a few of the mountains. I walked around and explored the park and also took a rest. As I made my way back down the trail I was able to concentrate on mindfulness. I was thinking about this Theosophist that use to work at Hooters and how this photo of her in a bikini was so inspirational because never has such a small amount of clothing done so much for so many. She should get a Nobel Prize! I finished the 3.7 mile round trip walk in good time. Lots of cute dogs out on the trail today and all of them friendly. I highly recommend this hike.
Written July 4, 2018
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heuster3
Barstow, CA2,100 contributions
Best park for your dog!
Jun 2018 • Family
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 agressive dog owner that tailgated us one day.

Luckily we were staying in the neighborhood so we brought her here everyday to run around. Park hours are great! Rules are pretty straight forward. There are other areas to walk around, but we mainly stayed in this one area. We'll definitely be back if our travels bring us this way again!

Cako Approves!
Written June 30, 2018
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beetcanner
Southern Nevada619 contributions
Beautiful with Altitude
Jun 2018 • Solo
Get a good look at Portland from up here. Visualize the Multnomah Indian tribe in their summer camp on this piece of real estate.
Written June 24, 2018
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