Powell Butte Nature Park

The Spousal Unit and I are working our way through Nature Walks in & Around Portland. Today’s excursion was Powell Butte Nature Park.

The book describes it as forested and crowded. We missed both. Most of the park (that we’ve seen in one visit) is a gorgeous meadowland, filled with wildflowers, birds, and butterflies. When we stepped on to the wild horse trail, we were treated to a sky show; a hummingbird chasing down a kestrel.

Much of the path is paved, so if you have a friend in a wheelchair, this is a great place to take them for a nature walk.

Though there were some people there (bicyclists love the place), for the most part, we were on our own on a quiet, sunny Sunday afternoon.

Powell Butte Nature Park is a snap to get to: just turn South off Powell at SE 162nd and meander up the road until you can park.

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