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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.


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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.

30 review for Walking Portland: 30 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers Markets, and Brewpubs

  1. 4 out of 5

    John Orman

    How to walk and learn in the Portland area~ I've used this cute little book to walk through the Pearl district, Old Town, Chinatown, Washington Park, Ladd's Addition, Kenton, St. John's, Reed College, and Sellwood. Also some useful appendices--walks by theme, and a list of attractions over all the walks. Read this book, then walk Portland! How to walk and learn in the Portland area~ I've used this cute little book to walk through the Pearl district, Old Town, Chinatown, Washington Park, Ladd's Addition, Kenton, St. John's, Reed College, and Sellwood. Also some useful appendices--walks by theme, and a list of attractions over all the walks. Read this book, then walk Portland!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melody

    This is a wonderful Portland guidebook! I loved it and I want to hurry over to Powell's and buy it so I can keep it in the car. I've lived here for 20 years, and I found several walks in places I never knew were there. So far I've had a chance to take 3 or 4 of them from the book, and they live up to their promise. Highly recommended for residents or tourists. This is a wonderful Portland guidebook! I loved it and I want to hurry over to Powell's and buy it so I can keep it in the car. I've lived here for 20 years, and I found several walks in places I never knew were there. So far I've had a chance to take 3 or 4 of them from the book, and they live up to their promise. Highly recommended for residents or tourists.

  3. 4 out of 5

    CP

    This book needs pictures! I haven't visited Portland yet, so I was hoping this would help me build a great future itinerary. But though I'm sure a lot of these tours will be enjoyable, this was far from my best Portland resource. I think this will serve me better when I'm finally a resident (hopefully!). This book needs pictures! I haven't visited Portland yet, so I was hoping this would help me build a great future itinerary. But though I'm sure a lot of these tours will be enjoyable, this was far from my best Portland resource. I think this will serve me better when I'm finally a resident (hopefully!).

  4. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Organized by neighborhood, so this book offers a great way to get into the nitty gritty of each one if you already know your way around Portland. However, for the novice, this makes it harder to organize walks across neighborhoods to see and visit different sites in one splash.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ann Marie

    Really fun, includes lots of interesting facts, used it on my recent trip :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kristen VanDevelde

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    Amber

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    Elizabeth

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    David

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    Olivia Fragoso

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    A

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    Jeffee

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    Summer

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    Starr Phoenix

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    Jackie Griffin

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    Susan

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    Pamela S Bechtel

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    Liang Chai

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    Candice Sundquist

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    Jody

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    Sharon Steen

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    Melissa McMurphy

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    Karen

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    Jeff Stricklin

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    Melanie

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    Jonathan Yones

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    Clark Rogers

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Grabow

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brent

  30. 4 out of 5

    Geo Vittoratos

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