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Address: Southeast Seventh Street, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: +1 503-823-7529

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A perfect place for a long walk with family, friends and the dog

Bring your binoculars and camera. The best time is the migration periods spring and fall but it is a wonderful exploration at anytime.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 15, 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Bring your binoculars and camera. The best time is the migration periods spring and fall but it is a wonderful exploration at anytime.

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Gresham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Oaks bottom is a great place to ride bikes, go for a walk/run, get outside to have fun. Rain or shine

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

We did this hike early in the morning and loved the easy trail around the lake. We were able to spot heron, ducks, bluejays and other birds during the hour walk. It’s a very popular trail with dog owners and those with small children.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Really nice place for a stroll, especially if you're a birder. Very easy hiking. I'm not sure if the path is accessible or not--we saw parents with strollers, but I don't know how they got down there, because the entrance I came in was down a narrow dirt path and some stone steps. It's a popular place, so if you're... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Nestled in the southeast Moreland-Sellwood neighborhoods of Portland, Oaks Bottom offers a variety of nature's gifts. Begin at the parking lot trailhead and make your way down the painted paved path to the hiking/running trail on the left, or continue to the tadpole ponds on the right, or venture under the overpass to the trials by the Willamette River. Depending... More 

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Clackamas Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stretching along the east side of Portland from Sellwood to Westmoreland is Oaks bottom wildlife refuge. The noise of the city is replaced by the sound of birds and wind in the trees. A gem for many years it is increasingly brought back to a more natural area. 50 years ago I was picking interesting things out of the landfill.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited Portland in January, staying in a rental property in the Sellwood neighborhood that overlooked the Oaks Bottom Refuge, so it was only natural to explore. January is not the best month, but we saw many ducks and even a beaver; our landlord says they've seen bald eagles, too.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

In the middle of a busy trip to Portland, we found this place. Forget it being a refuge for wildlife -- apart from the odd squirrel or duck, we didn't see much wildlife. But it is a wonderful refuge for two-legged primates and their four-pawed companions. Lots of shady, well maintained paths, and there's a real sense that you are... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have not been to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for several years and I was amazed at the improvements in the trail, the platform for viewing, the removal of invasive species, the railings and improved walkways in muddy areas. I began at the Milwaukie Street trailhead and walked along the Oak Bluff Trail and around the meadow, returned along the... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

I love this place!! I visited several times over the summer, and never tired of it. Recent reconstruction on the hiking trail includes a platform for viewing out over the pond, where you can often glimpse herons and all other sorts of birds flying around. Across the pond to the West is Oaks Amusement Park, and Springwater Trail. Above Oaks... More 

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