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Council Crest Park

SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97201
+1 503-823-2223
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Incredible Views

This is a nice, green area to hang out, but there really isn't anything to it beyond the incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Woodlands, Texas
Gorgeous park with stunning views & a secret trick!

Council Crest park has gorgeous lawns, trees for kids to play in, and spectacular views. It also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie A
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Beautful park overlooking the city and offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97201
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice, green area to hang out, but there really isn't anything to it beyond the incredible views. The views are totally worth it, and so is the piece and quiet it offers.

Thank LelahK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Council Crest park has gorgeous lawns, trees for kids to play in, and spectacular views. It also has a fun echo trick you can play around with. Go to the viewpoint inside of the low circular wall at the top of the hill. Stand in...More

Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park overlooking Portland area and surrounding mountains at the top of Council Crest. Site of an early amusement park with a trolley up the hill to the top. Great for relaxing, picnicing, viewing and jogging trails.

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This hilltop park is exactly just that a hilltop park but what incredible views of the city an mountain ranges on a clear day.

Thank John W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We happened upon this while walking the 4T and I'm glad we did. It had a great view, and an interesting history according to the marker.

Thank 08lj
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stunning views of the city in an easily accessible setting. Great place to visit in Portland. Kids love to roll down the lawns.

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were so fortunate to visit Council Crest on a clear, sunny day. There aren't many places like this where you can see so many volcanoes from one spot. Loved it

Thank FoodLoverYumYummm
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is really kinda just a green space with a stellar view of Portland and the west hills. Worth the drive the houses in that area are architectural gems. There is an off leash area for your dogs and a trail that is a loop...More

Thank Bryan L
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Heard about this place from a local. The park has great views of the Cascade Range: Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Rainier. Walk towards the middle of the vista point (Next to the water tour) where there is a...More

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I like to ride my bike to the top of Council Crest - it is a popular destination for cyclists (and the loop around Council Crest.) Trails crisscross the park. Because of all the trees, you do not get a fully expansive view of Portland...More

Thank thatkatcal
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