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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. ”
574 locals recommend
Park
“Have a picnic, play on the beach, and take in the views of the iconic St. John’s bridge.”
108 locals recommend
Playground
“Idyllic city park. This place gets a lot of use, from families having BBQs to the wonderful public pool, to the picturesque tango dancing in the gazebos on Sunday nights in the summer... if its nice out, you ought to visit. Take a picnic and maybe a frisbee, walk through the historic rose gardens and swish your feet in the fountain. You can walk here from the house, it's about .5 mi.”
121 locals recommend
Park
“This has a dog park and is shaded with all the trees. Only a few blocks away from the apartment, you can find a big open field to host a baseball game or throw the frisbee. Concerts in the Park and Movies in the Park run throughout the summer. Check their schedule.”
85 locals recommend
Park
“Big spacious park! Great for kids, a pick up game of basketball, a run, or casual walk.”
53 locals recommend
Playground
“The original rose test garden in Portland, Peninsula Park is historic and absolutely breathtaking during the summer months. ”
44 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Also known as Skidmore Bluffs - local's favourite to watch the sunset over town. Take a blanket and some refreshments. ”
40 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great selection of local produce and gifts. Open weekends from March to October at Esther Short Park, though the location may shift a block or two west to accommodate construction.”
22 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
“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. ”
21 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.”
18 locals recommend
Park
“A great fountain and picnic lawn to enjoy on a hot summer day. Loaded with kids playing in the water. Ice cream shop on the corner to make it extra special. Bring a blanket to sitting on. ”
27 locals recommend
Lake
“one of the largest urban freshwater wetlands in the country. Walk the paved, half-mile Interlakes Trail and you might spot beavers, painted turtles, pelicans and bald eagles. https://www.oregonmetro.gov/parks/smith-and-bybee-wetlands-natural-area”
12 locals recommend
Park
“Just a few blocks away. Huge wonderful trees, a lovely escape from the city streets. This park contains an indoor swimming pool too.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Stretching for more than 8 miles on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country's largest urban forest reserves.”
10 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