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Portland Hill Walks: Twenty Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoodsby Laura O. Foster
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Portland Hill Walks is no ordinary guidebook. No restaurant ratings, no rehashed explanations of how the city got its name. Instead, in twenty meandering, view-studded strolls from forested canyons to cityscape peaks, this lively travelogue answers questions you may never have thought to ask, such as:
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There is so much more to a city — this city at least — than its downtown streets, shiny new architecture, and glut of soulless, megacorporate restaurants and stores. These latter, for the most part, are little more than suburban fugitives feeding off the largely indiscriminate tourist population and their disposable incomes. To really experience the city, one must explore its streets, trails, and stairs on foot; at the scale and pace in which it was envisioned, designed, and built. Laura Foster's Portland Hill Walks highlights 20 of these experiences, with accompanying information and history that you won't find in any other guide.
"Portland Hill Walks is an excellent guidebook celebrating Portland's landscapes and neighborhoods. Laura Foster's detailed walks cover every landscape and every section of the city....Foster details Portland history and offers anecdotes on some of the more colorful residents of Portland's past, setting Portland Hill Walks apart from ordinary guidebooks." The Oregonian
"...an excellent guidebook celebrating Portland's landscapes and neighborhoods. Laura Foster's detailed walks cover every landscape and every section of the city." The Oregonian
"Portland, Oregon offers wonderful views and fascinating places that await discovery....[T]he exciting terrain of Portland presents Foster with rich possibilities as she leads walkers around and through landscapes sure to keep even the most adventurous spirit happily engaged in exploration...Foster makes each entry come alive with historical background and keenly drawn observations." Booklist
"It's the little nuggets of history and mystery...Foster includes in each route that transform this book from a mere collection of local maps to a guidebook that leads readers and walkers into the weave of the fabric that makes Portland one of the most livable and loved cities in the country." Commerce: The Business of Oregon Building
Explore Portland, Oregon's city streets, stairs, trails, and hidden passageways to discover stories and the spirit of a city rated among the country's most livable places. Includes 20 view-studded strolls from forested canyons to cityscape peaks.
In twenty meandering, view-studded strolls from forested canyons to cityscape peaks, this lively travelogue answers questions you may never have thought to ask about Portland. Explore the city's streets, stairs, trails, and hidden passageways to discover the stories and spirit of a charming and beautiful town.
About the Author
After walking the front range of Colorado's Rockies and the foothills of the Smokies in Tennessee, Laura O. Foster found pedestrian nirvana in Portland, Oregon. She is coauthor of the award-winning children's book Boys Who Rocked the World and has edited many nonfiction titles. She lives in Northwest Portland with her husband and four children.
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