From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of destinations within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffee shops 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 also has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides urban adventurers on 30 treks highlighting the Rose City’s many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. You’ll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and warehouse galleries in some of the Pacific 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.
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