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Parks & nature in North Portland, Portland

Park
“Take your kids to the play ground, play with other people's dogs, toss a frisbee, soak up the sunshine!”
13 locals recommend
Park
“The views along the Columbia river are spectacular and you'll find the best restaurants in Vancouver along the trail as well.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Park and playground in walking distance. Also check out Harper's Playground at Arbor Lodge for more kid-friendly spots.”
6 locals recommend
Gym
“Missing swimming laps in an indoor pool? This one should cover you. (We prefer East Portland Community Center, but Matt Dishman is closer) ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of my all time favorite parks in Portland (and we have lots to choose from!) -- it's a little piece of wild in the heart of the Pearl district. Great spot for eating lunch, having a chat, reading a book, or just spacing out and reflecting on how good your life is (or isn't...). ”
11 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This funny neighborhood feature is a short walk away. Walking down Denver Avenue will take you through downtown Kenton (coffee, restaurants, library, shopping). Our kids love his "Big Boots" and "Looking up his nose." When we walk away they ask for "More Paul Bunyan!" Plus the Max will go by at some point and everyone can check out "the train!"”
9 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful light hike in Forest Park - highly recommended. Enter at around NW 29th and Upshur. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Nice play area for children, soccer field, tennis courts, fenced dog play area, basketball courts, and baseball diamond.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty views and a nice play structure for kids. Outside of the gated play area is lawn where you can lay a blanket and have a snack or throw around a ball. ”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for a picnic or an easy jog. The best sledding hill in winter for sure! It annual hosts the Organic Beer Festival. It's the perfect spot for scenic city views of the Freemont Bridge.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park that leads into a well manicured forest! Hoyt Arboretum and other forest areas can be accessed from the beginning of this trailhead. Witches castle is a mile or so up the trail, very neat landmark. ”
8 locals recommend
Park
“St. Johns has a historic downtown area, which is growing and evolving on what seems like a daily basis. Businesses that have been around for 75 years, like The Man Shop mix with new ones, like ours, RoM (rome) Shoes. Some of my favorite places to pick up unique finds are The Salty Teacup, Etcetera Gifts and Goods, Therapy, and Coffee Kids for the little ones.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“This is an iconic Portland Park. It's an inclusively designed park for people of all abilities.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful spot on the Columbia river a walking path and many good restaurants to choose from. ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“The secret, less traveled entrance to Portland's Forest Park. Take Wildwood Trail north to walk/run/hike in an old growth forest without the crowds. Sunrise and sunset are the best for light coming through the trees.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Disc golf. Also, if you were a fan of the now-defunct TV series "Grimm," you may recognize a tree or clump of trees from an episode or three.”
11 locals recommend