Jack Moffett designed the older 72-par course when this magnificent club was constructed in 1896. Spread across 138 acres, this magnificent golf course has hosted champions and illustrious players during various tournament. Non-members can enjoy Waverly Country Club. The club rentals are available for your convenience. Golfers can warm up on the driving range and putting green. A full bar and restaurant are located on the premises. The dress code specifies no denim, and players must wear knee-length shorts and shirts with a collar. It is open daily from 6a.
Southeast 16th Avenue & Harrison Street Ladd Circle Portland, OR 97045 +1 503 823 7529
Designed by William Ladd, five small parcels make up this park. The centerpiece to Ladd's Addition, the blocks have been renovated recently, improving the much needed irrigation system. The best rose garden in Portland to visit by auto, the area also makes for a lovely place to take a stroll. Worth a visit, the gardens and their surroundings transport visitors into Portland's past winter, spring, summer and fall. There are no fees to use the park.
Three hundred yards from Pettygrove Park, find this favorite fountain named for Asa Lovejoy, the railroad developer who lost the coin toss to name Portland. Wading in most of Portland's fountains is permitted. Here, in both the upper and lower pool, as well as steps and stepping stones, the wading is great for cooling your toes. Bay area architect, Lawrence Halprin designed the water attraction. There are no fees to visit or wade in the fountain.
This gallery started in 1983 as a place to showcase the work of newer artists and craftspeople. Now many of those early artists are the art scene veterans and there is a whole generation of new blood here as well. There are two floors of art browsing, with changing shows in several different rooms and more gifty items, too. The prices are relatively low as far as quality original art goes. The owner says he looks for variety and humor in the work he chooses and features mostly Northwestern artists.
Nestled in Creston Park, Creston Pool is a wonderful, shady retreat. The heated outdoor pool is in a park setting with old trees and lush green all around. Reminiscent of Huck Finn's favorite old swimming hole, the pool is an excellent way to enjoy nature in the comfort of civilization. Recent updates brought new showers, lockers and disabled access. Many classes, as well as adult lap swim sessions, are offered.
Southeast 37th Avenue and Tenino Street Portland, OR 97202 +1 503 823 7529
Close to the Willamette River, this southeast estuary is one of the best places in the city to birdwatch. A trail meanders through the wetlands of Johnson Creek, making a wonderful refuge for critters caught in the city. Bird and other wildlife are protected in this natural habitat serving as an extension of the Springwater Corridor Trail, another protected path that treks through the city. Hiking here is fine, but picnics are not-the park has no developed sites. There are no fees to use the park.
115th Southeast Avenue and Stark Street Portland, OR 97216 +1 503 823 2223
This community park offers a most important feature, disabled access. Ventura Park has picnic tables, a path, lighting, water fountains and a playground. Grassy hills rolling with evergreens and deciduous trees intermingle to make this southeast spot a great site for a little Frisbee tossing. Stark Street is one of Portland's major thoroughfares making this park highly accessible.
Southeast 103rd Avenue and Clinton Street Portland, OR 97266 +1 503 823 7529
Deemed a natural habitat, this area is loaded with hiking trails. A miniature version of Powell Butte Nature Park, the trails are not as developed, but you will find scores of native critters from foxes to fowl. The park is just off Interstate Highway 205, on the south side of Southeast Division Street, a great place for a quick getaway. Use the 19 acres to explore Portland's eastside lush, rolling hills. Do not forget a bottle of water; the area gets pretty hot during the warmer months.
Southeast Seventh Avenue and Sellwood Boulevard Portland, OR 97202 +1 503 823 7529
Nature lovers will find their own piece of wild in the city when they visit Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Located on the east bank of the Willamette River, adjacent to the Sellwood District, this 163-acre wildlife refuge attracts a variety of ducks, blue herons and raptors. Hiking trails lead you through the refuge where you can observe these birds in a natural setting. It is hard to believe that part of this refuge sits atop a sanitation landfill. The birds do not seem to mind and you will not either once you catch a glimpse of this scenic natural area. While you are in this area you may also want to visit Oaks Park. There are no fees to use this refuge.
Southeast 87th Avenue and Claybourne Street Portland, OR 97266 +1 503 823 2223
Glenwood Park, this neighborhood park, another of Portland's many beautiful parks, resembles a natural stadium the way the old-growth trees surround the fields on these seven and a half acres. There are many things to do here including baseball, tennis, soccer and picnicking. There's also a wading pool and playground for the kids. All ages will be glad to know there are rest rooms here, too. The southeast part of town is often overlooked, but it can be less crowded.
You will enjoy gazing at this graceful bronze elk sculpture
that rests on a large pedestal on Southwest Main Street. The statue celebrates a herd of majestic elk that used to graze in the nearby area more than a ...
Public Art Gallery (Michael Graves' Portland Building)
The Public Art Gallery, located inside the Michael Graves' Portland
Building, holds information about the city of Portland and many of the artistic endeavors featured throughout the streets. The most notable element of this gallery is the display of ...
This city square is the best place to find all
kinds of people, concerts, festivals, protests, fund raisers and everything else that goes on in the city. Portland's first school was located here. Now you can eat your lunch ...