The Portland Stairs Book

The Portland Stairs Book

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Portland has 196 public staircases, an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book , Portland's walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting in a handy pocket-sized guide.

From Mount Tabor's epic 282 steps to the glass cupola atop 115 steps in Pioneer Courthouse, The Portland Stairs Book features details on twenty outdoor stairs that have amazing stories and something unique to offer an urban explorer. The stairs include the Willamette River Bridge Stairs, The Westover Terraces Steps, and Rocky Butte's Grand Staircase. The book also features indoor stairs that are perfect for a rainy Portland day and five Stair Trails that lead readers on urban treks that contain hundreds of steps in five different areas of town.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781604690699
1604690690
Branch Call Number: 917.9549 F7558p 2010
Characteristics: 141 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm

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Neighborhood walks featuring public stairs, with interesting details about local history, city planning, and more.

Climb away! Explore the history of Portland through urban adventures step by step.

Portland has 196 public staircases, an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book, Portland's walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting in a handy pocket-sized guide.


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Apr 23, 2017

This book requires that you know all of the neighborhoods in Portland, which I do not. It would have helped if at least they were divided into the geographical areas of SW, SE, NW and NE. The information is pretty vague. Maps of the locations of the stairs would help, too.

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