Community Matters

10 of the Best Parks in Portland

Cathedral Park
Cathedral Park
Location: North Portland
Highlights: View from below and around St. Johns bridge

Council Crest Park
Council Crest Park
Location: Southwest Hills
Highlights: The view and amenities including picnic sites, hiking or walking trails, and more

Forest Park
Forest Park
Location: Tualatin Mountains, Northwest Portland
Highlights: Largest urban park in the US that boasts of several miles of trails for hiking or walking

Laurelhurst Park
Laurelhurst Park
Location: Laurelhurst
Highlights: City park with basketball court, dog off-leash area, picnic sites, playgrounds, walking paths, and more.

Mt. Tabor Park
Mt. Tabor Park
Location: Mt. Tabor, SE Salmon Way
Highlights: Park with scenic views and serves as venues for various events like concerts and more

Overlook Park
Overlook Park
Location: North Portland
Highlights: Home to the Organic Beer Fest, dog-friendly park, amenities that include sporting facilities such as basketball court, baseball field, soccer field, and volleyball court among others

Pier Park
Pier Park
Location: North Portland
Highlights: Facilities for activities like baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis; features a disc golf course, jogging or walking paths

Pittock Mansion Acres
Pittock Mansion Acres
Location: West Hills
Highlights: Public park that covers over 50 acres that offer scenic views and trails

Tanner Springs Park
Tanner Springs Park
Location: Pearl District, Northwest Portland
Highlights: Urban wetland, an oasis and nature getaway from the constant buzz of the city

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Location: Downtown
Highlights: Riverfront park that features amenities for activities like in-line skating and jogging, Salmon Street Springs, also serves as venue for various events

Washington Park
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Location: Southwest Portland
Highlights: Home to the Children’s Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the World Forestry Center; hiking and walking trails