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Portland City Walks: Twenty Explorations in and Around Town


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From the inspired creator of the beloved Portland Hill Walks comes a rich collection of twenty eye-opening walks exploring the backstreets and back stories of the neighborhoods of Portland and five nearby towns.

Laura Foster's new walking routes are easy to follow, self-guided, and accessible by public transportation. They also include plenty of snacks and offbeat treasures along the way. From Goose Hollow to Garden Home, Laurelhurst to Lake Oswego, Forest Grove to Vancouver, walks range in length from 2 to 6 miles, with alternate loops for flexibility. Want to explore architecture and engineering? Walks include a centuries-old farmhouse nestled in a city neighborhood and a track made from 20,000 Nike athletic shoes. Interested in the stories of historic Portland businesses? Walks include fun facts about Captain John Couch, William Lair Hill, Fred Meyer, Guy Carr, and Michael Powell.

Portland City Walks lets readers peel back the layers of history as they walk the stories of a city's neighborhoods and experience its joys as never before.

About the Author

Laura O. Foster is a writer and expert on the history of Portland, Oregon and the small towns around it. She is the author of The Portland Stairs Book, Portland Hill Walks, Portland City Walks, Images of America: Lake Oswego and the writer/editor of Walk There! 50 Treks In and Around Portland and Vancouver. When not writing about Portland, Foster is busy creating new urban adventures or leading walks for local governments, civic groups, and nonprofits.

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BMC, September 6, 2012 (view all comments by BMC)
I haven't read the new edition, but my girlfriend and I have been using the previous one to guide us on city walks all summer (including three in the past week) and I've really appreciated the author's depth of knowledge of the city's history, her insights and judgment about what's worth seeing, and her moments of humor and commentary. This isn't a dry guidebook but rather a lively gateway to a new appreciation of PDX's hidden treasures. I can't wait to snag the new edition, maybe at the end of our next walk in the Powell's 'hood. You can also see her in action in a couple of episodes of Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide archived online at OPB's website.
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Foster, Laura O.
Timber Press (OR)
Foster, Laura
United States - Pacific - Oregon
United States - West - Pacific (General)
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Portland (Or.)
Portland (Or.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Travel-US Western States
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9 x 6 x 0.69 in 1 lb

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