My Top Five Portland, Oregon Exploits
By Kyla Merwin
Tom McCall Waterfron ParkI love Portland, Oregon: The towering buildings, the hubbub of people downtown, the two rivers that run through it, the urban parks, and the gateway to wild, unruly recreation just beyond its borders.
So I’ve rounded up five of my favorite Portland-area exploits. Whether you live in the big city, are there on business, or have chosen it as your vacation destination, take some time to visit some of the wild sides of the city that proudly calls itself “weird.”
1. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
On the west bank of the Willamette River, in the heart of the thriving city of Portland, Waterfront Park creates a dazzling gathering place for joggers, cyclists, lunchers, skateboarders, basketball players, strollers, and urban explorers of all sorts. More than 36 acres stretch along the river, creating a wide-open space for recreation, respite and revelry.