Laura O. Foster

Author, Portland, Oregon guide books.

City Walks

City Walks

City Walks

City Walks

Portland Hill Walks: Twenty Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods

Portland Hill WalksWith Portland Hill Walks, you'll take twenty-four meandering, view-studded strolls from the city's forested canyons to its  peaks, as you explore Portland's streets, stairs, trails, and hidden passageways.

Each hill walk focuses on the city’s history, geology, and built environment, with anecdotes sprinkled throughout about colorful past residents like Oswald West, Maurine Neuberger, or Lilla Leach. Each route also provides offbeat horticultural information, even delving into the uses American Indians made of native Northwest plants. Some walks reveal the secrets held within the city’s public art; others reveal the secrets of our much-altered landscape: which mountainside was terraced in stairsteps, which lake was buried under tons of muck, and which prominent rock shuddered in the onslaught of the earth’s most catastrophic floods.

Come discover the stories, spirit, and beauty of a town rated among the nation's most livable places.

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$19.95, soft cover, 304 pages with 25 maps,

Buy the book at Timber Press, or at Portland-area independent book stores and national chain booksellers.