Walking Portland: 33 Tours of Stumptown's Funky Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Park Trails, Farmers Markets, and Brewpubs (Paperback)
Get to Know Portland's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Local author Becky Ohlsen guides you through 33 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. The self-guided tours highlight the Rose City's many charms. Go beyond the obvious with tours that showcase hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries. Stroll past coffee shops that line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano. Swing through an independent bookstore, and grab flavorful eats from one of the city's food-cart "pods." Cross bridges and graveyards, and wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard.
Each featured walk includes full-color photographs and detailed neighborhood maps, along with vital public transportation and parking details. Route summaries highlight points of interest on each tour, while tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop help to ensure that you find the "can't miss" locales. You'll soak up history, stories, and trivia on your way to the best parks, shops, restaurants, and nightlife in Oregon.
About the Author
Becky Ohlsen has lived in Portland since 1995. She is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to a variety of publications, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning newsweekly Willamette Week, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly, and Lonely Planet, for which she has written several guidebooks about Scandinavia and the Pacific Northwest. She is also the author of new editions of Backpacking Oregon, Best Tent Camping: Oregon, and One Night Wilderness: Portland, all published by AdventureKEEN.