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Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

    For many years, I’ve wanted to do the 30-mile long Wildwood Trail in Forest Park a day. But like Portland locals, I haven’t done it because the Wildwood requires a full day’s dedication, and (I justify) if I’m going to spend a whole day hiking, I might...
Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

    Last night, we stayed with my friend Heather, whose positive attitude turned around our day. We had dinner on what she called “Trendy-third street” (NW 23rd) where I actually chose not to get Salt & Straw Ice cream because the line was curled around...
Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Miles: 12.5 miles Starting: Grant Park Ending: Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visited: Grant Park,  Irvington, Steel Bridge, Old Town, Chinatown, Downtown, PSU, Goose Hollow, Southwest Hills, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Nob Hill So…for the 1st time in 7 urban...
Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

This was the day I was looking forward to the most—an extremified version of the classic Portland urban hike, the 4 T Trail—a ~4 mile hike that takes travelers via trolley, train, trail, and tram in a loop through the west side of the city. In addition to...
Portland Urban Hike Day 3

Portland Urban Hike Day 3

A cool thing about urban thru-hiking is how easy it is for your friends to join you along on a trip. This morning, my good friend Allgood and his four-legged friend Karluk met us in the morning as we walked through the beautiful iconic Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Portland...
Portland Urban Hike: Day 2

Portland Urban Hike: Day 2

Today seemed like the ultimate day of Portlandness—the expected, the unexpected, the tight community, the homelessness, the industrial, and nature.         Another highlight of the Southeast this morning was the Portland Pint Size Puppet Museum. It...