The water tower that now stands atop Council Crest used to be a 77-foot-tall wooden observatory, part of the Council Crest Amusement Park which operated from 1907-1929 and was torn down in 1941. From the top of the hill, one can see five mountains in the Cascade Range: Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Rainier.
Friends of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden The Friends, an auxiliary of the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, is dedicated to maintaining Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden as a year-round place of great beauty. Friends enjoy free admission for themselves and one guest.
Family Games at Director Park Big Chess, Connect Four, Tic-Tac-Toe, and more. welcome to director park Located in the heart of downtown Portland at 877 SW Taylor Street, our mission is to be a public piazza that provides an elegant, clean, safe, and versatile space that is actively programmed to complement downtown, support arts and culture, and highlight Portland Parks & Recreation.
Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Stretching for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country's largest urban forest reserves.
Join us for a series of free workshops and discover the survival skills of the 19th century fur trade! Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks Learn more about the fascinating story of Company B of the Twenty-fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment, who arrived at Vancouver Barracks in 1899.
Hayden Island is an island in the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The wide main channel of the Columbia (and the Washington/Oregon state line) passes north of the island. To the south, sheltered by the island, is a smaller channel known as North Portland Harbor.
The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, United States. There are over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather.
About Jamison Square: The park is named in honor of the late William Jamison, whose presence was pivotal in the development of the Pearl District. He was a co-founder of the Jamison-Thomas gallery, considered one of the first galleries to open in what would become the art enclave of the city - the Pearl District. He is also credited with initiating the popular "First Thursday" showcase of galleries in the district.
Lacamas Lake, along with its neighbor, Round Lake, fills a depression carved by the ice age Bretz (Missoula) Floods at the end of the last ice age. In the 1880s, two dams were built at Round Lake, which also raised the water level in Lacamas Lake. A few years later, a ditch was dug, using Chinese workers, to channel water from the lake to the Camas paper mill. In the decades that followed, further improvements were made to this system which fed the water needs of the paper mill.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209 Call Us: 503.228.8131. Mailing Address and Administrative Offices. Lan Su Chinese Garden 220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209. Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing.
Laurelhurst Park is a perfect example of the City Beautiful Movement in landscaping. In 1919, the park was named the most beautiful park on the west coast by the Pacific Coast Parks Association. Thanks to the efforts of the Portland Historical Landmarks Commission, in February 2001 Laurelhurst Park was named to the National Register of Historic Places, the first city park ever listed on the national register.
The Marquam Bridge / ˈ m ɑːr k əm / is a double-deck, steel-truss cantilever bridge that carries Interstate 5 traffic across the Willamette River south of downtown Portland, Oregon. It is the busiest bridge in Oregon, carrying 135,900 vehicles a day as of 2008.
Mill Ends Park (sometimes mistakenly called Mill's End Park) is a tiny urban park located in the median strip of SW Naito Parkway, approaching esplanade along the Willamette River near SW Taylor Street in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. The park is a small circle 2 ft (0.61 m) across, with a total area of 452 sq in (0.292 m 2).
Mount Tabor is an extinct or dormant volcanic vent, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon that surrounds it. The name refers to Mount Tabor, Israel. It was named by Plympton Kelly, son of Oregon City pioneer resident Clinton Kelly.
By 1900, Portland's growing eastside population demanded park space; in 1903 landscape architect John C. Olmsted recommended the city obtain more land at Mt. Tabor. In 1909, the Board of Park Commissioners used voter-approved bonds to buy approximately forty lots on Mt. Tabor for $366,000.
The Friends of Oaks Bottom is a volunteer organization working in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation for the promotion, preservation, and management of Oaks Bottom. The Friends participate in habitat restoration, trail maintenance, guided hikes, information programs, and the publication of a newsletter.
The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon's long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories.
As a result, Pioneer Courthouse Square, in partnership with the City of Portland, has identified Vision Goals for the Square. These multi-year goals identify the need for an increase in quality programming, facility replacement needs, and essential on-going maintenance.
The Portland Art Museum’s mission is to engage and enrich diverse communities through the presentation, interpretation, and conservation of art and film. The Portland Art Museum’s mission is to engage and enrich diverse communities through the presentation, interpretation, and conservation of art and film.
Zidell Marine Corporation, a family business based in Portland for nearly a century and in South Waterfront since 1930, joined the area’s first major investors in 2012. The company controls 33 acres of undeveloped waterfront, central Portland’s last great tabula rasa for urban placemaking.
The springs connect the park to Tanner Creek that at one time flowed openly through this area; today it flows through large pipes beneath the city streets. Since the design of the park attempts to recapture the area's past with its native wetlands and flowing runnels, the name is fitting. The Artwall runs along the east edge of the park.
Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People is the largest car-free bridge in the United States. As the latest addition to our cityscape here in Bridgetown, Tilikum Crossing carries the Portland Streetcar, the MAX Orange Line, TriMet buses and cyclists and pedestrians.
The park bears the name of former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, a staunch advocate of recycling, environmental preservation and urban planning. This 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) stretch of green along the Willamette River is home to many annual events, including the Portland Rose Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival and the Waterfront Blues Festival ...
Located in the southwest of Portland, just a few miles from neighboring Lake Oswego, Tryon Creek State Natural Area is an urban oasis. Spread throughout 670 acres of lush, wooded forest are eight miles of well-maintained hiking trails (including trails for the youngest of hikers), a three-mile paved bicycle trail and even miles of horse trails.
This 190-acre regional park stretches for 2.5 miles along the west shore of Vancouver Lake. With 35 developed acres, visitors can enjoy picnicking, windsurfing and sand volleyball. Vancouver Lake is great for beginning windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing and hosts many rowing competitions during the year.