This is the real reason I want to do this website. Here some places that make Portland. Also this is where I have my walking tour route and my theme tours. Not something for you 48 hour visit to Portland. These will take time to do.
More places to see
Parks and Gardens
This place I don’t want to tell you about. An unfound treasure that most Portlanders don’t know about. Beautiful, Tranquil, Green. Private but open to the public for now.
This is sort of our castle or hill fort. Built by past students from a Portland military academy to honor the schools founder.
First rose garden in Portland. Built in the classic 19th century style.
Neighborhood park with access to the Willamette River. Portland was once clearing along the Willamette River and this park shows what that beach would have been like.
The trail is still a work in progress but enough is done now to show it off.
Was a good view point before all of the trees. There is an interesting story behind the place. Now a good destination for a conditioning walk.
A walking park with view of the mountains. From farm and orchard to park to main water reservoir for Portland.
A restored wetland area to see wildlife and the natural wild richness of the area.
I like that Portland has places where we can remember. Place to remember our cultural stories.
Half way down a nondescript street in Portland are a few plaques of remembrance to Hazel Hall. An all but forgotten poet who watched the world go by from her upstairs window as she was wheelchair bound. From here she would fashioned her poetry. At her height of fame she was compared to Emily Dickinson.
A place to remember and to never forget. A place to read the stories for when when we lose our stories we lose our civilization.
Tours and Walks to know Portland
Portland survives and works because it is a cluster of neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods have been key to the rebirth of Portland. The ones I have chosen are still wonderful and interesting places to visit today.
The first neighborhood to begin the Portland transition.
Think Berkeley in the 60s with Portlandia twist.
History and Portlandia pushes into the burbs.
The bigger picture. To know where you are going it helps to know where you have been. These tours are a fun way go back and visit where Portland came from and how it move on to become more.