parks/natural spaces

Outdoor opportunities for people of color

These five fantastic local organizations are helping people of every culture, race and ethnicity experience the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.

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Easter events in Portland

Spring is the harbinger of Easter festivities in Portland. Check out our favorite kid-friendly Easter egg hunts, annual picnics and candy-centric events.

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Winter walks in Portland

Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.

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Ways to practice self-care in Portland

It’s okay to admit that you occasionally get stressed or down. But after visiting these local gems, you’ll be back to feeling on top of the world.

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Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary

The Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary provides a great jumping-off point for exploring Forest Park, the country’s largest urban wilderness.

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Accessible trails in and near Portland

Portland and the Columbia River Gorge are filled with hiking opportunities, many of which have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible portions.

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Silver Falls State Park

Famous for its abundance of picturesque waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon at 9,200 acres (3723 hectares) and one of the most popular.

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Sunrise hikes near Portland

The secret is out: Oregon’s delivers some of the nation’s best hiking. Beat the crowds by heading out extra early to embark on a breathtaking sunrise hike.

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Summer Free for All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All program offers over 400 free events from June to September, including free movie screenings, concerts and rock climbing.

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Car-free trips to the Columbia River Gorge

With convenient shuttle buses, tour services and bike trails, visitors don't need a car to explore the gorge.

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