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#1 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Beautiful park, includes test rose gardens, Japanese garden, performing outdoor theater, fabulous zoo, holicost memorial, hiking trails, children's playground and just a great place to walk.
Washington Park is what I think the green oasis of Portland and you can go running, having a picnic, or visit the many attractions within the park: Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Zoo, Holocaust Memorial, Archery Ra...
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#2 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Visiting the foothills will take you to Silver Falls State Park, where you'll be surrounded by tall fir and pine trees.
Also, it is a bit of a drive, but Crater Lake is a few hours away, and as it is the only National Park in Oregon, I think it is at least worth checking out once.
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#3 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
But Portland itself has some astonishing natural beauty, and Forest Park is really worth a visit; it's an actual forest in a city park! It's huge - much bigger & wilder-feeling than Central Park, Hyde Park, Hampst...
Main trail is 11 miles long with several other trails branching out which give the visitor plenty of options to explore the park and have an amazing day.
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#4 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Portland Rose Gardens in Washington Park overlooks Portland from downtown bustling city streets and rapid transit weaving between sky scrapers to Mt Scott, Mt Tabor, Powell Butte and farther east to snow cappe...
... views of the city, and the blooming roses are a visual and olfactory treat throughout the summer, with local history and adjoining attractions of the Japanese Gardens, Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park.
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#5 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The garden is beautifully manicured with hundreds of rhododendron plants of all kinds, with a stream and pond dividing up the land into quiet little pockets of nature.
Beautiful park especially when the rhodies are blooming... lots of waterfoul usually -watch your step- great place for a romantic picnic.
#6 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Arboretum provides a wonderful place to stroll and appreciate nature - while only being a ~15min MAX ride from downtown Portland.
Many trails snake through the park, and you can visit the Japanese or Rose Gardens while you're there.
#7 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The roses were stunningly gorgeous, in a beautiful park with big shade trees in some areas, charming brick stairways, a large gazebo and a lovely fountain.
A beautiful place to see and feel the beauty of nature, and gaze upon rows of roses extend up and down around a lovely magical fountain.
#8 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
If you wish to find a perfect place to meditate or just do some encountering of nature, a walk around the upper section is perfect.
Catholics and non-Catholics alike will appreciate the beauty and serenity built into this outdoor park-like place.
#9 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
We did the self-guided tour on our last day in Portland, and I'm so glad we took the time to go! It's a peaceful garden tour, full of beauty and nature, and offering a leisurely time-out from the hectic city pace.
The occasional tai chi class is reminiscent of larger gardens and parks in China where seniors spend their mornings exercising.
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#10 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Wonderful park for walking, dogs, kids, picnic yoga you name it Portland has it all and you can see it and do it in the park, summer concerts and loads of weekday fun
A gracious neighborhood park with gorgeous trees surrounded by big beautiful Victorian homes; a cool and lovely oasis on a hot summer day, spectacular in the fall, too.
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