Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Review: Walking Portland by Becky Ohlsen (Wilderness Press)

During our wonderful week in Portland we had a chance to spend an afternoon walking. And after all we eaten during the week, we needed a long walk!

I thumbed through my copy of Walking Portland by Becky Ohlsen (published by Wilderness Press). It is full of walks that cover most of the city. The walks vary from short to long (less than a mile to 4 or 5 miles). See the book's page for more info and reviews at Walking Portland: 30 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers Markets, and Brewpubs.

Each walk includes historical sites to see, places to eat, and interesting facts about Portland. The walks are well-documented and easy to follow.

Are you planning a walk in Portland? I recommend this book. You can buy a copy at Amazon --

We took the Upper Sandy walk. Here's what we saw on our Upper Sandy Boulevard walk in Portland.

Pittock Mansion
We visited Pittock Mansion which is featured in the Forest Park: House on the Hill walk.

Here are some of the places we ate at as seen in Walking Portland --