Portland by foot

Take a stroll or a hike and discover how easy it is to walk around Portland.

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A small, personable downtown with half-size city blocks (200 feet vs. the standard 400-foot monsters) and plentiful public spaces make Portland an ideal city to explore on foot.

Best places to walk

  • Where to walk

    In addition to Portland’s many pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, your feet can take you to some fantastic places around town.

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  • Urban Explores

    Portland is the ultimate enchanted forest loosely disguised as a city. This zine highlights just a handful of the wild areas you can find right in the city, plus some nearby local attractions.

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  • 4T Trail

    The 4T trail is a self-guided tour that lets you explore the city — and see some of the best views — without a car.

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  • Forest Park

    With 70 miles of trails — all within Portland city limits — the 5,156-acre Forest Park is a popular escape for runners, equestrians and hikers alike.

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  • Round-up of parks and gardens

    Home to both a sprawling urban wilderness and the world’s smallest park, Portland offers visitors a breath of fresh air.

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  • Bridges of Portland

    The Willamette River, which divides the city into east and west sides, features a dozen distinct crossings that hint at the city’s eclectic personality.

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  • See both sides of Tilikum Crossing

    Portland’s new transit bridge and the MAX Orange light rail line make it easy to explore the up-and-coming South Waterfront and Central Eastside districts.

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Seasonal walks


Hiking in Portland


Running and fitness


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