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Parks & nature in North Portland, Portland

Park
“At 5,200 acres, this is the largest park within any U.S. city. It gets very popular in summer, especially on week- ends, so if you want to check it out be prepared to embrace the crowds. See Witch's Castle under Hikes. ”
515 locals recommend
Playground
“The focal feature at Peninsula Park is The Rose Garden, a gorgeous display of Portland's official flower, which is meticulously maintained by Portland's Master Gardners and is frequently the site of professional photographer sittings and arts events. The entire park is a equally pleasant with large trees, wide curving walks, large open spaces, and a classic 1930's swimming pool cabana.”
108 locals recommend
Park
“Have a picnic, play on the beach, and take in the views of the iconic St. John’s bridge.”
103 locals recommend
Park
“Ten blocks down Ainsworth, you'll hit a park full of heritage trees, a terrific playground space, covered basketball courts, tennis court, and may even see some live bike polo, among other things.”
77 locals recommend
Playground
“The original rose test garden in Portland, Peninsula Park is historic and absolutely breathtaking during the summer months. ”
40 locals recommend
Park
“Big spacious park! Great for kids, a pick up game of basketball, a run, or casual walk.”
48 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Also known as Skidmore Bluffs - local's favourite to watch the sunset over town. Take a blanket and some refreshments. ”
38 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Get our local seasonal produce and enjoy a drink listening to local artists perform. ”
21 locals recommend
Park
“Fun area with a water play space. Great for kids in the summer and close to restaurants and ice cream in the Pearl neighborhood.”
27 locals recommend
Park
“With it's expansive band-ready gazebo and distinctive tower clock, the park in the heart of downtown Vancouver is adorable and a great place for a stroll. ”
19 locals recommend
Beach
“Real local's favourite - park your car and then walk through the woods to the beaches at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Nice view of Mt Hood on a clear day.”
28 locals recommend
Park
“70 miles of trails spread over 5000 acres, Forest Park is the largest inner-city park in the world. www.travelportland.com/article/forest-park/ ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“This magical play ground on the north end of the park has a sand pit, swings, merry-go-round, climbing walls and slides. It's also just a 10+ minute walk from the Overlook Nook.”
16 locals recommend
Lake
“This nature preserve has trails of varying lengths and some lovely opportunities for spotting wildlife year-round. Keep your eyes peeled for nutria, our own local ROUSes.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Cute kid's playground and interactive water-fountain, a community garden, a dog run, basketball courts and walking paths.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“A wonderfully antique park, take a walk over here and see trees more than 100 years old. Large walking trail and indoor pool!”
11 locals recommend