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Portland has 196 public staircases, an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book, Portland's walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting in a handy pocket-sized guide.

From Mount Tabor's epic 282 steps to the glass cupola atop 115 steps in Pioneer Courthouse, The Portland Stairs Book features details on twenty outdoor stairs that have amazing stories and something unique to offer an urban explorer. The stairs include the Willamette River Bridge Stairs, The Westover Terraces Steps, and Rocky Butte's Grand Staircase. The book also features indoor stairs that are perfect for a rainy Portland day and five Stair Trails that lead readers on urban treks that contain hundreds of steps in five different areas of town.

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"The book is a feast of Portland stair facts and stories...with Foster’s keen eye for quirky detail." Oregonian

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"Thanks to Laura Foster, the author of beloved local guidebooks, Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks, the city’s treasure trove of noteworthy staircases are back on display. Foster is known for her firm grasp on Portland’s long forgotten history, much of which we literally step over each day." Portland Monthly

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Visitors and residents of Portland, Oregon will find this an ideal guide, full of fun information about the city and its neighborhoods. Each tour is clearly planned and includes a map, the total number of steps, amenities enroute, stairs up and down marked in the tour description by arrows pointing up and down, number of steps for each set of stairs, and a wealth of marvelous details of the surrounding neighborhood, architecture, bridges, roads, local history, local people and pets, as well as everything you wanted to know about stairs and stairways. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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, Lake Oswego: Images of America 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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Joe Titone, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by Joe Titone)
Finally an update of the red Portland stairs book. I've discovered many of these staircases on my own, but she got almost all of them - many I didn't know existed. A terrific resource for walkers and those interested in exploring.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781604690699
Author:
Foster, Laura O.
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.25 in 0.35 lb

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"Review" by , "The book is a feast of Portland stair facts and stories...with Foster’s keen eye for quirky detail."
"Review" by , "Thanks to Laura Foster, the author of beloved local guidebooks, Portland Hill Walks and Portland City Walks, the city’s treasure trove of noteworthy staircases are back on display. Foster is known for her firm grasp on Portland’s long forgotten history, much of which we literally step over each day."
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