Portland in-Depth

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

Elk Rock Garden

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.

Rocky Butte Park

This is sort of our castle or hill fort. Built by past students from a Portland military academy to honor the schools founder.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

First rose garden in Portland. Built in the classic 19th century style.

Cathedral Park

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.

Willamette Greenway Trail

The trail is still a work in progress but enough is done now to show it off.

Council Crest Park

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.

Powell Butte

A walking park with view of the mountains. From farm and orchard to park to main water reservoir for Portland.

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

A restored wetland area to see wildlife and the natural wild richness of the area.

We Remember

I like that Portland has places where we can remember. Place to remember our cultural stories.

Hazel Hall

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.

Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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.

Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial

Tours and Walks to know Portland

Neighborhood Walks

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.

NW 23rd walk

The first neighborhood to begin the Portland transition.

Hawthorne St. Walk

Think Berkeley in the 60s with Portlandia twist.

Vancouver, Wash. Walk

History and Portlandia pushes into the burbs.

Theme Explorations

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.