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Multcolib Picks: Get Outdoors! Portland

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, Portland
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, Portland Includes the Coast, Mounts Hood and St. Helens, and the Columbia River Gorge By Gerald, Paul (Book - 2010 ) 917. 954904 G354s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This perennial favorite points readers to favorite hikes which are all easily accessible from the Portland Metro area. It's easy to use and gives a vivid description of each hike so that you know what to expect both in terms of difficulty and features.

Bike There!
Bike There! Your Map for Cycling in and Around Portland and Vancouver By Metropolitan Service District (Or.) (Map - 2010 ) MAP 796.6 M594b 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:One of the great things about Portland is that it's so easy to get around without a car. You can check out this great bike map for help planning your route. (Free copies of similar maps are also available at many locations throughout the city including the library!)

Wild in the City
Wild in the City Exploring the Intertwine, the Portland-Vancouver Region's Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas (Book - 2011 ) 917.9549 W668 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Whether you want to boat, hike, or just enjoy the view, this book will help you find a spot. What's that you say? You'd rather just read about nature? Well, in addition to maps and guides, this book contains natural history essays from some pretty big names in the literary world.

Fugitives & Refugees
Fugitives & Refugees A Walk in Portland, Oregon By Palahniuk, Chuck (eBook - 2007 )

Annotation:The author takes readers on a walking tour of Portland, Oregon, revealing the city's quirky, cheap, and wild side as he visits unusual museums, offbeat annual festivals, scenes of ghostly hauntings, and strange local customs.

Walking Portland
Walking Portland 30 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers Markets, and Brewpubs By Ohlsen, Becky (Book - 2013 ) 917.9549 O379w 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Nature Walks in & Around Portland
Nature Walks in & Around Portland All-season Exploring in Parks, Forests, and Wetlands By Whitehill, Karen (Book - 1998 ) 917.9549 W592n 1998 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 2 copies

Annotation:Explore pastoral Sauvie Island, where great blue herons launch themselves heavily into flight. Take secret pleasure in Marshall Park, a glittering tree-covered treasure hidden between busy urban thoroughfares. These pockets of wilderness, and many others like them, aid your escape from the urban bustle. In Nature Walks In & Around Portland, long-time local park explorers Karen and Terry Whitehill present 37 of their favourite nature walks, ranging from one-half to six miles in length.

Portland Hill Walks
Portland Hill Walks 24 Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods By Foster, Laura O. (Book - 2013 ) 917.9549 F755p 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Now in it's second edition, this great guide leads you on walks that offer some of the best views in the city.

A Walking Tour of Historic Jewish Portland
A Walking Tour of Historic Jewish Portland By Olsen, Polina (Book - 2007 ) 979.549 O52w 2007 In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Get some exercise, see some beautiful buildings, and soak up local history.

Portland's Washington Park
Portland's Washington Park A Pictorial History By Nelson, Donald R. (Book - 2010 ) 979.549 N4257p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Talk about a multi-use park! It has the zoo, the Children's Museum, the Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, hiking trails, an ampitheater, the Japanese Gardens, two war memorials, and, of course, the International Rose Test Garden. Whew!

Moon Outdoors
Moon Outdoors Take A Hike Portland (Book ) 917.954904 M818 Available in some locations

Annotation:The well-known travel guidebook company, Moon, takes on hiking in the Portland area.

Walking Portland, Oregon
Walking Portland, Oregon By Cook, Sybilla Avery (Book - 2013 ) 917.9549 C7718w 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Think you know what Portland has to offer? Check out this book with first-hand descriptions of 22 exhilarating walks and you'll likely find something new.

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Tired of being stuck indoors? These resources will lead you to great spots in Portland and the surrounding areas.


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