Parks & Gardens
Forest ParkForest Park, encompassing 5,000 acres, is the largest forested urban park in the nation. The park has over 74 miles of hiking, jogging, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. The Portland Audubon Society's Nature Store, located adjacent to the park, sells maps and guides that promote the appreciation of nature.
Japanese GardenLocated on a hillside in Washington Park is the Japanese Garden, which is considered to be the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan. The 5.5-acre garden has five traditional gardens. The serene Tea Garden surrounds the ceremonial Tea House that was actually built in Japan.
Portland Classical Chinese GardenLocated at NW Everett Street and NW Third Avenue, the beautiful Portland Classical Chinese Garden, located at NW 3rd and Everett, is an authentic Suzhou-style garden designed and constructed by architects and artisans from China. The garden is a balance of serpentine walkways, pavilions, and exquisite plant life, narrated by symbolic poetry.