Walking Portland

Walking Portland Author Becky Ohlsen
ISBN-10 9780899976822
Year 2013-03-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.

Walking Portland Oregon

Walking Portland  Oregon Author Sybilla Avery Cook
ISBN-10 9780762794119
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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It includes step-by-step descriptions and detailed maps of 22 excursions--from half-mile strolls to more rigorous four mile jaunts.

Portland City Walks

Portland City Walks Author Laura O. Foster
ISBN-10 9780881928853
Year 2008
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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The author of Portland Hill Walks presents an array of twenty self-guided walking tours of the backstreets and neighborhoods of Portland and five nearby towns, all easily accessible by public transportation, offering fun facts, historical and cultural details, shopping and eating suggestions, and other things to see and do along each route. Original.

Portland Hill Walks

Portland Hill Walks Author Laura O. Foster
ISBN-10 9781604695380
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Portland Hill Walks features twenty-four miniature adventures stocked with stunning views, hidden stairways, leafy byways, urban forests, and places to sit, eat, and soak in the local scene. The revised and updated edition offers five new walks in addition to the well-loved classics, with new contemporary and historical photos and easier-to-follow directions. Whether you feel like meandering through old streetcar neighborhoods or climbing a lava dome, there is a hill walk for every mood. New walks take you up to Willamette Stone State Park, across the St. Johns Bridge, down to the South Waterfront (with a ride on the aerial tram), along a stream in Gresham, and up Mounts Talbert and Scott. Portland is a walking city, and Portland Hill Walks will inspire you to enjoy it to its fullest!

Walking with Ramona

Walking with Ramona Author Laura Foster
ISBN-10 9781621066934
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Microcosm Publishing
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Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary’s Portland. With this newest and most unusual Portland guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed. You'll see the grocery parking lot where Ramona got stuck in the mud, the park lawn where Henry Huggins hunted nightcrawlers, and the real Portland street that became Klickitat Street, their fictional home. Beverly Cleary’s Portland was much different than the Portlandia of today. Walking with Ramona brings to life what that 1920s and 1930s Portland was like for the “girl from Yamhill” who went on to become an internationally beloved author. Characters like Ramona and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, and Ellen and Austine come to life on this hour-long walking route through the Northeast Portland neighborhood where Beverly grew up. An almost 3-mile walk around Northeast Portland, plus other Oregon destinations.

City Limits

City Limits Author David Oates
ISBN-10 0870710958
Year 2006
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher
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"Portland's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was designed to hold the bursting metropolitan area in check while protecting Willamette Valley orchards and fields from sprawling suburbia. David Oates traveled the 260-mile boundary that defines Portland to discover how the UGB has contributed to that success. City Limits is his record of the journey." "From conversations with the people he encounters on his walks, Oates comes to view the UGB as a long-running experiment in community control over development. But in recent years, the growth boundary has come under fire from developers, property rights advocates, and other critics. Just after Oates completed his walks, a statewide vote gutted Oregon's land use laws." "Oates explores issues of conformity and conflict on the UGB in the company of various individuals he sometimes invites along for the day's walk - artists, writers, urban planners, environmentalists, developers, a politician, a wine grape grower. Reflecting Oates's belief in the power of community and collaboration, many of their thoughts and writings about the experience are included in the book."--BOOK JACKET.

Take a Walk Portland

Take a Walk  Portland Author Brian Barker
ISBN-10 9781632170897
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Sasquatch Books
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This guide to walks in greater Portland includes more than 75 of the best routes and destinations, including such gems as Forest Park in Portland and Rooster Rock in Corbett. Each route described includes distances and notes the steepness of the trail. Highlighted are recommended walks for birders, art lovers, beachcombers, history buffs, gardeners, and those who seek disabled access. Walking trails in the Portland metropolitan area can take you to old-growth forests, hilltops with spectacular views, and riverside locations. Grab your walking shoes and start exploring! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Portland Stairs Book

The Portland Stairs Book Author Laura O. Foster
ISBN-10 9781604690699
Year 2010
Pages 141
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Portland has 196 public staircases, an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book, Portland's walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting in a handy pocket-sized guide. From Mount Tabor's epic 282 steps to the glass cupola atop 115 steps in Pioneer Courthouse, The Portland Stairs Book features details on twenty outdoor stairs that have amazing stories and something unique to offer an urban explorer. The stairs include the Willamette River Bridge Stairs, The Westover Terraces Steps, and Rocky Butte's Grand Staircase. The book also features indoor stairs that are perfect for a rainy Portland day and five Stair Trails that lead readers on urban treks that contain hundreds of steps in five different areas of town.

Walking Through History

Walking Through History Author Paul Ledman
ISBN-10 0972858717
Year 2016-07-20
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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This book is a series of walking tours of Portland Maine that contains descriptions of the historical background and context to numerous locations in the city. Map included.

Fugitives And Refugees

Fugitives And Refugees Author Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN-10 9781409058984
Year 2010-10-31
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside? Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets? What goes on at the Scum Center? How do you get to the Apocalypse Cafe? In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love, Portland is the home of America's "fugitives and refugees." Get to know these folks, the "most cracked of the crackpots," as Palahniuk calls them, and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist. Here are strange personal museums, weird annual events, and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers' sex clubs, gay and straight. See Frances Gabe's famous 1940s Self-Cleaning House. Look into strange local customs like the I-Tit-a-Rod Race and the Santa Rampage. Learn how to talk like a local in a quick vocabulary lesson. Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland zoo. Oh, the list goes on and on.

Portland Forest Hikes

Portland Forest Hikes Author James D. Thayer
ISBN-10 1604690259
Year 2008-04-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Here are twenty wilderness hikes within twenty miles of downtown Portland, Oregon, less than a half hour's ride from the city. Adventurers at all skill levels will be surprised by the remoteness and remarkable beauty of these easy woodland escapes. Just take this pocket-sized companion and slip down a hidden trail to emerge on vistas with eagles soaring overhead. There are shorter walks suitable for kids, like the McCarthy Creek Loop, and rugged routes for the ambitious, like the Fire Lane 12 loop. Each hike description includes a map, bus access, basic conditions, length, and grade, as well as flora, fauna, geology, and local history. Half the trails explore lesser-known wooded hillsides in Forest Park. Others venture farther north in the Tualatin Mountains into rarely described prime Oregon hiking country. A devoted advocate for Portland's wilderness areas, James D. Thayer has surveyed most of the publicly accessible walking routes along the Tualatin Mountains from Forest Park to Scappoose and nearly to the Oregon coast-on foot.

Human Transit

Human Transit Author Jarrett Walker
ISBN-10 9781610911740
Year 2012-07-29
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher Island Press
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Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

The Portland Bridge Book

The Portland Bridge Book Author Sharon Wood
ISBN-10 0875952119
Year 1989
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher
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This history of Portland's bridges includes all the bridges on the Willamette River from the St. Johns to Oregon City, plus three bridges on the Columbia.