Best forests in Portland

Check out the top forests in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
1. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
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31 local reviews
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-823-7529
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Bart
These wetlands and oak forest are home to thousands of tree frogs, birds, nutria, beavers, bats, & deer right …
Jeanie & Taylor
Check out the local wildlife and then jump onto the Springwater Corridor Trail. Go by foot, bike or even horse…
Brooklyn B&B
This beautiful, marshy wildlife refuge Is a uniquely untouched piece of land off the bank of the Willamette Ri…
1. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
1. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
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31 local reviews
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-823-7529
Bart
Bart
These wetlands and oak forest are home to thousands of tree frogs, birds, nutria, beavers, bats, & deer right in the heart of Portland. Park…
Jeanie & Taylor
Jeanie & Taylor
Check out the local wildlife and then jump onto the Springwater Corridor Trail. Go by foot, bike or even horse and take in the beautiful vie…
Brooklyn B&B
Brooklyn B&B
This beautiful, marshy wildlife refuge Is a uniquely untouched piece of land off the bank of the Willamette River. Access to the Springwate…
2. St. Honoré Bakery NW Thurman
2. St. Honoré Bakery NW Thurman
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20 local reviews
2335 NW Thurman St, Portland
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 503-445-4342
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Amber
After a peaceful walk or jog in Forest park, head down to this lovely little french cafe and bakery, tucked in…
Zachary
Authentic French Bakery...best croissants and baguettes in the city! Great before/after a Forest Park Hike
Alleyn
Breads and pastries cooked in a French brick oven right in front of you. Indoor and outdoor tables. Very popul…
2. St. Honoré Bakery NW Thurman
2. St. Honoré Bakery NW Thurman
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20 local reviews
2335 NW Thurman St, Portland
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 503-445-4342
Amber
Amber
After a peaceful walk or jog in Forest park, head down to this lovely little french cafe and bakery, tucked into a quiet corner in the bustl…
Zachary
Zachary
Authentic French Bakery...best croissants and baguettes in the city! Great before/after a Forest Park Hike
Alleyn
Alleyn
Breads and pastries cooked in a French brick oven right in front of you. Indoor and outdoor tables. Very popular.
3. Mount Tabor
3. Mount Tabor
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165 local reviews
Mount Tabor, Portland
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Nicole
An extinct volcano in Portland! Great place to take a picnic, hang out by the reservoirs, and enjoy the view o…
Blaine
Mt. Tabor is a short walk from the apt. It offers forested hiking trails, open air reservoirs, jungle gyms, an…
Nannette
Beautiful forested park with three 100-year old reservoirs. Walk to the 2nd reservoir up 98 steps to see views…
3. Mount Tabor
3. Mount Tabor
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165 local reviews
Mount Tabor, Portland
Nicole
Nicole
An extinct volcano in Portland! Great place to take a picnic, hang out by the reservoirs, and enjoy the view of our beautiful city. Has ni…
Blaine
Blaine
Mt. Tabor is a short walk from the apt. It offers forested hiking trails, open air reservoirs, jungle gyms, and great views of the city. Thi…
Nannette
Nannette
Beautiful forested park with three 100-year old reservoirs. Walk to the 2nd reservoir up 98 steps to see views of downtown and a beautiful s…
4. Washington Park
4. Washington Park
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78 local reviews
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-319-0999
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Terry & Barbara
Beautiful place with lots to see and do. Washington Park is a public urban park, which includes the Portland Z…
Amy
The Zoo, Rose Garden, World Forestry Center, Children's Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, Japanese Garden, and a great p…
James
Large park, connects to Forest Park if you want to go for a hike nature trails that can take you 20 mi away. A…
4. Washington Park
4. Washington Park
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78 local reviews
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-319-0999
Terry & Barbara
Terry & Barbara
Beautiful place with lots to see and do. Washington Park is a public urban park, which includes the Portland Zoo, forestry museum, arboretum…
Amy
Amy
The Zoo, Rose Garden, World Forestry Center, Children's Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, Japanese Garden, and a great playground can all be found up …
James
James
Large park, connects to Forest Park if you want to go for a hike nature trails that can take you 20 mi away. Also home to the Oregon Zoo, th…
5. Mt. Tabor Park
5. Mt. Tabor Park
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100 local reviews
SE Salmon St, Portland
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 503-823-7529
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
R.J.
One of Portland's best parks. Its wonderful & diverse. Miles of open and forested trails for waking, jogging…
Ann
This forested park is a long walk, but walkable from our home. Hike to the top under old growth Doug fir trees…
Zuriel
Built atop an old volcanic cinder cone, Mount Tabor is beloved by runners, walkers, cyclists, stroller-pushers…
5. Mt. Tabor Park
5. Mt. Tabor Park
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100 local reviews
SE Salmon St, Portland
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 503-823-7529
R.J.
R.J.
One of Portland's best parks. Its wonderful & diverse. Miles of open and forested trails for waking, jogging, or a private pick nick. Its …
Ann
Ann
This forested park is a long walk, but walkable from our home. Hike to the top under old growth Doug fir trees. From the top, on a clear day…
Zuriel
Zuriel
Built atop an old volcanic cinder cone, Mount Tabor is beloved by runners, walkers, cyclists, stroller-pushers, hikers and even soap box rac…
6. Oregon Zoo
6. Oregon Zoo
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89 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Joe
A zoo with an awesome conservation program and surrounded by forest. Lots of activities for kids and adults al…
Steve
Zoo's popular light display is bigger than ever — here's how to make the most of it ZooLights is back! The Ore…
Allen
Zoos are always romantic. In the summer they have concerts, in the winter zoo lights. There is the children's …
6. Oregon Zoo
6. Oregon Zoo
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89 local reviews
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 503-226-1561
Joe
Joe
A zoo with an awesome conservation program and surrounded by forest. Lots of activities for kids and adults alike. Includes a large area foc…
Steve
Steve
Zoo's popular light display is bigger than ever — here's how to make the most of it ZooLights is back! The Oregon Zoo's walk-through winter …
Allen
Allen
Zoos are always romantic. In the summer they have concerts, in the winter zoo lights. There is the children's museum in the same parking lot…
7. Pittock Mansion
7. Pittock Mansion
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135 local reviews
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-823-3623
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Melanie
Take the tour of the mansion- it's well worth it! For active people, I also recommend hiking up to the mansion…
Russ
A 16,000 square foot mansion in the west hills overlooking Portland, this 1914 estate was the private home of …
Ben
Pittock Mansion is a famous mansion sitting on a mountain overlooking downtown Portland. Located in Forest Pa…
7. Pittock Mansion
7. Pittock Mansion
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135 local reviews
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-823-3623
Melanie
Melanie
Take the tour of the mansion- it's well worth it! For active people, I also recommend hiking up to the mansion from Lower McClay Park in NW …
Russ
Russ
A 16,000 square foot mansion in the west hills overlooking Portland, this 1914 estate was the private home of Oregonian publisher Henry Pitt…
Ben
Ben
Pittock Mansion is a famous mansion sitting on a mountain overlooking downtown Portland. Located in Forest Park, it's also near many hiking…
8. Audubon Society of Portland
8. Audubon Society of Portland
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11 local reviews
5151 Northwest Cornell Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-292-6855
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Alanna (Miel)
Great little educational center, tucked away at the bottom of Forest Park with a trail that leads up to the Pi…
Carrie
For bird-nerds and nature lovers of all ages. An iconic interpretive center in Portland's Forest Park. Great g…
Tiffany
Amazing Bird Sanctuary nestled in the West Hills minutes from downtown. Escape into the forest for an afterno…
8. Audubon Society of Portland
8. Audubon Society of Portland
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11 local reviews
5151 Northwest Cornell Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-292-6855
Alanna (Miel)
Alanna (Miel)
Great little educational center, tucked away at the bottom of Forest Park with a trail that leads up to the Pittock Mansion. There is a guid…
Carrie
Carrie
For bird-nerds and nature lovers of all ages. An iconic interpretive center in Portland's Forest Park. Great gift shop.
Tiffany
Tiffany
Amazing Bird Sanctuary nestled in the West Hills minutes from downtown. Escape into the forest for an afternoon hike and visit the injured …
9. Food Front Cooperative Grocery
9. Food Front Cooperative Grocery
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13 local reviews
2375 Northwest Thurman Street, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-222-5658
Grocery or supermarketHealthFood
Zachary
Best SOUP in the city! Great before/after a hike at Forest Park
Tahn
A food co-op in NW that is within the Forest Park neighborhood
David
Co-op grocery, organic produce
9. Food Front Cooperative Grocery
9. Food Front Cooperative Grocery
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13 local reviews
2375 Northwest Thurman Street, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-222-5658
Zachary
Zachary
Best SOUP in the city! Great before/after a hike at Forest Park
Tahn
Tahn
A food co-op in NW that is within the Forest Park neighborhood
David
David
Co-op grocery, organic produce
10. Portland Japanese Garden
10. Portland Japanese Garden
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173 local reviews
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 503-223-1321
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Andrew+Jeanne
Stunning Japanese garden surrounded by the tall firs of Forest Park, lending an effect that is purely Northwes…
Jeff
Beautiful Japanese garden, in Forest Park near the zoo as well.
Tara
Portland Japanese Garden ranks 2nd in the nation for the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. It i…
10. Portland Japanese Garden
10. Portland Japanese Garden
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173 local reviews
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 503-223-1321
Andrew+Jeanne
Andrew+Jeanne
Stunning Japanese garden surrounded by the tall firs of Forest Park, lending an effect that is purely Northwest meets Japan.
Jeff
Jeff
Beautiful Japanese garden, in Forest Park near the zoo as well.
Tara
Tara
Portland Japanese Garden ranks 2nd in the nation for the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. It is 5.5 acres and has five disti…
11. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
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17 local reviews
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland
+1 800-551-6949
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Greg And Jen
The only state Park in PDX city limits-fourteen miles of trails through forested slopes. Beavers, owls, bats,…
Susan
One of my long-time favorite "nature in the city" parks. Like a miniature forest park - a lot of elevation cha…
Peggy
You can explore 658 acres of second-growth forests, walk along the meandering Tryon Creek, and connect with th…
11. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
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17 local reviews
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland
+1 800-551-6949
Greg And Jen
Greg And Jen
The only state Park in PDX city limits-fourteen miles of trails through forested slopes. Beavers, owls, bats, many bird species and wildflo…
Susan
Susan
One of my long-time favorite "nature in the city" parks. Like a miniature forest park - a lot of elevation changes in a small area. Great fo…
Peggy
Peggy
You can explore 658 acres of second-growth forests, walk along the meandering Tryon Creek, and connect with the flora and fauna that call th…
12. International Rose Test Garden
12. International Rose Test Garden
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104 local reviews
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sandro
The Grotto, Forest Park, Japanese Gardens, Multnomah falls, Classical Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Mt. Hoo…
Saadi
Hundreds of varieties of roses set in a beautiful landscape. Great view of the city. Super children's playgrou…
Olivia
Beautiful anytime of year, but especially June.
12. International Rose Test Garden
12. International Rose Test Garden
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104 local reviews
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
Sandro
Sandro
The Grotto, Forest Park, Japanese Gardens, Multnomah falls, Classical Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Mt. Hood, Downtown Waterfront Park an…
Saadi
Saadi
Hundreds of varieties of roses set in a beautiful landscape. Great view of the city. Super children's playground, Oregon Zoo, Children's mus…
Olivia
Olivia
Beautiful anytime of year, but especially June.