PortlandNeighborhood.com

Welcome to YOUR Portland Neighborhood Community

At the risk of getting to be known as Mister One-Note, I'm going to write about parks again. One park particularly, anyway. You'll dig it. I have pictures!

Last week the missus and I were talking to a friend about her and her four children taking a hike with us somewhere together. She was up for it and the kids definitely were all for it. The only concern was rain.

Much as I talk and write about living in the Willamette Valley and accepting rain as a given during fall and winter, and how that shouldn't stop anyone from doing stuff outdoors because, seriously, it's not acid falling from the sky (yet, but give the march of “progress” another fifty years – oops, off-message!) and getting a little damp never hurt anybody, I concede that my perspective is that of a person whose child is grown and doing his own laundry. That very possibly wouldn't be the viewpoint of a mother of four whose progeny are all under the age of eleven. To my mind, returning home tired from a good hike and then having to hose down kids and schlep their sodden togs down to the community laundry might go a-ways toward dulling the keen edge off a great time.

As it happens, Fortuna smiled upon us and Saturday turned out to be a dry and mostly sunny day, so early in the afternoon we set out for Tryon Creek State Park.

Tryon Creek State Park is Oregon's largest state park within the boundary of a major metropolitan area. I know this because I have internet access. I also know that it's a great park because I have feet. I could hang out at this park all day. Very kid-friendly; it's easy walking and I can attest that none of the flora that the three-year-old Zoey chose to stuff into her mouth (before we could lurch forward to stop her) was detrimental.

If you'd like to know more about Tryon Creek State Park, please see the Friends of Forest Park's website here. It's a great park. Your kids will thank you. I can name four who'll agree.

For a handy trail map of the park, see here.

As always, I suggest that you get out and enjoy!

Views: 29

Comment

You need to be a member of PortlandNeighborhood.com to add comments!

Join PortlandNeighborhood.com

Latest Activity

All Families Surrogacy posted an event
Thumbnail

Interested in Surrogacy? All Families Surrogacy Open House at Lucky Labrador Public House - 7675 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

June 30, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Join us for a fun, casual gathering of women to learn more about becoming a gestational surrogate. Pizza and salad will be served with an open bar.HEN:       Saturday, July 30, 2016TIME:      6:00PM - 8:00PMWHERE:   Lucky Labrador Tap Room               7675 SW Capitol Hwy               Portland, OR 97219Please RSVP here to let us know you will attend!The team from All Families Surrogacy (most of whom are…See More
Thursday
Mercy Corps Action Center posted an event

Finding Place: Street Art by Displaced Youth from Syria and Gaza on Display at Nau at Nau Portland Store

July 7, 2016 at 5pm to July 31, 2016 at 5pm
Finding Place depicts the imaginations and aspirations of youth from Syria and Gaza who have been forced to flee their homes because of violence. The exhibit demonstrates how Mercy Corps and aptART partner to engage youth in activities that not only help them process the trauma of displacement, but brings flashes of bold color and hope inside the confines of refugee camps and…See More
Tuesday
Dan Smith is now a member of PortlandNeighborhood.com
Jun 16
BodyVox posted an event
Thumbnail

Death and Delight at BodyVox Dance Center

July 14, 2016 at 7pm to July 23, 2016 at 7pm
BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest return for their eighth collaboration in Death and Delight. This season BodyVox takes on the retelling of The Bard's "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," created by BodyVox Artistic Directors Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton paired with the exceptional playing of Chamber Music Northwest's pianist Melvin Chen and Protégé artist Hilda Huang. See More
Jun 9
Lea McWhorter posted an event

Artistic Portland’s First Thursday Gallery Art Walk — July 7th, 2016 at Artistic Portland Co-Op

July 7, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm
The theme will be Red Hot and Rolling at Artistic Portland’s First Thursday (http://www.firstthursdayportland.com) Gallery Art Walk on July 7, 2016 between 4-7 p.m. The art community will be celebrating its second year at the SW Taylor Street location, and many of the artists will be welcoming patrons to visit and answer any questions they might have about their art.Special guest Eastside Distilling will be offering a selection of their…See More
Jun 9
Robert Kingdom posted events
Jun 8
Karly Denes is now a member of PortlandNeighborhood.com
Jun 5
Profile IconMatthew and Natalie Hansen joined PortlandNeighborhood.com
Jun 3

Badge

Loading…

Powell's Books Picks

© 2016   Created by Lorri E..   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service