Tucked away on the North side of Reed's campus is a lovely little nature trail beside a lake. You'll forget you're just ten minutes walk from Trader Joe's.
It's not entirely clear. Dawn until dusk?
Extend your walk a little further to include Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Otto’s Sausage Kitchen at 4138 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard is a lovely stop for an al fresco hot dog on a nice day, following your exertions.
Virginia Lake on Sauvie Island is a lot larger and has many of the same features. Oaks Bottom, Smith & Bybee, Hoyt Arboretum, Macleay Trail, Marshall Park and Tryon Creek all offer beautiful, manageable hiking opportunities in the city.
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Park on SE Reedway St, 4th right past Steele heading south on Cesar Chavez, and follow the pathway down into the gorge and onto the campus. [Google map].
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Portland Hill Walks by Laura Foster – thank you!