This is just one of the 50 miles of trails in Forest Park . Home to wildflowers and 100 species of birds, it begins at the ... More
This is just one of the 50 miles of trails in Forest Park . Home to wildflowers and 100 species of birds, it begins at the end of Northwest Thurman Street. Hikers amble past Portland's original watershed and an old stone house, part of the Balch family homestead, located about three-fourths of a mile in. The path splits here, and visitors with mobility issues will want to continue along the lower trail to the road (another quarter-mile or so), and others may take the switchback to the Wildwood Trail .
As it has so many times, Portland Parks and Recreation decided to rejuvenate an area previously prone to misuse by
vandals and the like. Now fit for families, this 26 acre corner of the city lends unity to the ...
This land was once owned by a merchant prince, Cicero Hunt Lewis, who was married to Clementine Couch, the daughter
of Captain John Heard Couch. (It's pronounced "cooch"; do not let a local hear you say "couch," like sofa.) ...
Stroll through a forest of old growth trees, play Frisbee on the expansive grassy fields or just sit back and
watch the wildlife from a comfortable bench. Park visitors should pack a lunch and picnic under one of the ...