Washington Park

Portland, Oregon 97293

Washington Park

Washington Park Professional Review and Guide

"Yet another of the many things that make Portlanders feel so lucky to live here: this hilltop park complex practically right in the middle of town features a network of wilderness trails linking a huge range of family-friendly things to see and do, not to mention postcard-quality views in all directions. This is Washington Park, the Southwest Portland companion to the adjoining (and somewhat wilder) Forest Park, an awesome 5,000-acre forested woodland that occupies a large part of Northwest Portland. Best of all, Washington Park is easy to get to: just hop on MAX Light Rail, take an elevator up to the surface, and you’re standing in the midst of a handful of attractions, including several good museums and the Oregon Zoo. From there it’s a short hike along softly winding forest paths to reach a pair of beautifully sculpted gardens. You’ll want to bring snacks or a picnic for this walk, if only because you’ll have an excuse to linger."

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It’s very easy to make this too simple or too hard depending on the actual path you choose along the way. It’s worth planning ahead to design the experience you want.

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