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Enjoy the numerous parks and recreation sites in Portland. Some of our favorite activities are within a stone's throw of the hotel.

Eastside Esplanade

The Eastbank Esplanade is a pedestrian and bicycle path along the east shore of the Willamette River. The 1.5 mile esplanade runs from the Steel to Hawthorne Bridge and offers wonderful views of the downtown skyline.

Waterfront Bikes (1 mi.) more

10 SW Ash St. #100, Portland, OR 97204 Tel: 503.227.1719 Conveniently located in downtown Portland, across the street from beautiful Tom McCall Waterfont Park and the Willamette River. Portland's largest bicycle-rental shop, with over 85 hybrid, road, cyclo-cross, tandem and children's bikes and trailers

Portland River Company (1.3 mi.) more

6320 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239 Tel: 503.229.0551 Portland River Company offers guided kayak tours, kayak classes and kayak rentals.

Willamette Jetboat Excursions (1.1 mi) more

1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214  Tel: 503.231.1532 Explore Portland's historic bridges, skyline and scenic waterfront. All this awaits you, plus the excitement found only in an open air jetboat!

Crystal Dolphin Yacht (1.4 mi) more

110 S.E. Caruthers, Portland, OR 97214 Tel: 503.224.3900 Dinner cruise ship seating up to 350 guests.

The Portland Spirit (1.4) more

110 S.E. Caruthers St., Portland, OR 97214 Tel: 800.224.3901 Cruise the scenic Willamette River on the Portland Spirit. Take in the beautiful sights of downtown's skyline and riverside.

Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge & Marine Park (1.9 mi) more

1200 N.W. Naito Parkway Suite 110, Portland, OR 97209 Tel: 503.223.3928 Cruise through the Columbia River Gorge, Portland Harbor and Willamette River.

Chinese Garden (2.2 mi) more

NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR 97209 Tel: 503.228.8131 A year-round wonder, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden is an authentically built Ming Dynasty style garden. This urban oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, built by Suzhou artisans will inspire and engage all who visit. Public tours and audio tours are available.

Oregon Zoo (2.9 mi) more

4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 Tel: 503.226.1561 The Oregon Zoo is located along the MAX light rail line, five minutes from downtown Portland. The zoo's animal collection consists of about 1,029 specimens representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Washington Park (3 mi) more

Head of SW Park Place Washington Park, one of the oldest, best-loved parks in Portland, offers many recreational activities as well as three public gardens, including the International Rose Test Garden, the Japanese Garden, and Hoyt Arboretum, and two memorials.

International Rose Test Garden (3.2 mi) more

400 SW Kingston, Portland, OR 97201 (in Washington Park) Tel: 503.823.3636 One of the most popular of Portland's Parks & Recreation locations, the garden's spectacular views and more than 8,000 roses make it one of Portland's most notable signature landmarks.

Japanese Garden (3.3 mi) more

611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97201 Tel: 503.223.1321 Tucked into a cusp in Portland's West Hills, the gardens are a haven of tranquil beauty that has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

Hoyt Arboretum (4 mi) more

4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR 97221 Tel: 503.228.8733 Beautiful garden of trees and plants situated on a ridge commanding the Oregon Zoo.

Eco Tours of Oregon Day Tours (4.5 mi) more

1906 S.W. Iowa St., Portland, OR 97201-1904 Tel: 503.245.1428 Nature and sightseeing tours for individuals, groups and conventions.

Oaks Park Amusement Park & Roller Skating Rink (4.6 mi) more

7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202 Tel: 503.233.5777

Forest Park (11 mi) more

A public park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown. Stretching for more than 8 miles on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country's largest urban forest reserves.

Mt. Hood National Forest (25 mi) more

Sandy, OR 97055 Tel: 503.668.1700 Located twenty-five miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, the Mt. Hood National Forest. Many visitors enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer and skiing and other snow sports in the winter.

Multnomah Falls (30 mi.) more

Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall making it Oregon's number one public destination.

Eastmoreland Golf course (3.5 mi) more

SE 24th and Bybee, Portland, OR 97202 Tel: 503.775.2900 Eastmoreland is Oregon's second oldest golf course. In 1990, Eastmoreland's 18-hole championship layout course was rated in the top 25 out of 7,500 nationally rated golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine.

Heron Lakes Golf Course (9.6 mi) more

3500 N. Victory at Force Ave. in West Delta Park, Portland, OR 97217 Tel: 503.289.1818 Designed by renowned golf architect, Robert Trent Jones II, Heron Lakes offers two distinct and challenging golf courses designed to meet every skill level and was Listed by Golf Digest as one of America's top 75 public courses.

Red Tail Golf course (10.3 mi) more

8200 SW Scholls Ferry at Crestwood, Beaverton, OR 97005 Tel: 503.646.5166 This property was once an old farm, acquired by the city in order to create an 18-hole golf course to replace the 9-hole West Hills Golf Course.

The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club (14.4 mi) more

4805 S.W. 229th Ave., Aloha, OR 97007 Tel: 503.649.8191 Just 20 minutes west of downtown Portland, non-member golfers enjoy access to the private club.

Langdon Farms Golf Club (19 mi) more

24377 NE Airport Rd., Gresham, OR 97090 Tel: 503.678.4653 Home to 18 holes of stunning golf designed by John Fought and Robert Cupp.



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