What is there to do and see in Portland?
For the outdoor enthusiasts, activities in Portland include:
Hiking – Portland has consistently ranked one of America’s best walking cities. Featuring dozens of hiking trails with degrees of difficulty ranging from easy to moderate.
Distances range from 1.4 miles: SW Portland’s, Marshall Park Hike, to as long as 30 miles in the nation’s largest urban wilderness, Forest Park.
Sources: Portland Hikers.org, Forest Park
Jogging – Pick up the pace and enjoy Portland’s 2.9 mile Waterfront Park Loop Waterfront Park – Eastbank Esplanade Loop
Bicycling – If you’re more of a peddler, bike your way around Portland on the hundreds of miles of bike friendly biking paths. Biking in Portland
Golf – Portland boasts two of Golf Digest’s 75 top rated public golf courses in the nation: Heron Lakes Golf Course and Eastmoreland Golf Course. Another of Portland’s golf boastings is Pumpkin Ridge, 2 miles NW of Portland, which hosted the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open.
Water Sports – Not only does Portland have solid trails and courses it also possess miles of waterways. Paddle the Willamette River right through downtown Portland in a rented kayak: Portland Kayak Company or have fun exploring one of two (or why not both) of Portland’s protected wildlife sanctuaries.Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area
If canoeing or kayaking isn’t your thing but you’ve got a hankering to be in the water,
perhaps swimming is more to your liking. The city of Portland offers 13 indoor and
outdoor public swimming pools: Portland’s Public Swimming Pools open mid-June to early September.
Portland also enjoys multiple water parks, fountains and water features to splash and cool off in during the hot summer months.
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