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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Southeast Seventh Street, Portland, OR 97202
+1 503-823-7529
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Who woulda' thought

Across the paved trail leading to the oaks amusement park lies another world. A world of herons... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carl R
Easy access via public transport

I wasn't expecting much since this place is close to a developed area but once i got on the trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Long Beach, California
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Southeast Seventh Street, Portland, OR 97202
+1 503-823-7529
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across the paved trail leading to the oaks amusement park lies another world. A world of herons, frogs, turtles, and wild ducks. Many trails crisscross the oaks bottom wildlife refuge but they all essentially loop a big swampy area that is traveled enough to be...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much since this place is close to a developed area but once i got on the trail and a few yards in it was definitely forest. Actually wandered by the trail for the frog pond and photographed two deer feeding. The trail...More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I spotted the sign as I was driving toward Westmoreland on SE Milwaukie Ave and made note of it. On my return trip, I pulled over and walked part of the trail to get an idea what the place was like. The path is paved...More

1  Thank RSNN
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Bring your binoculars and camera. The best time is the migration periods spring and fall but it is a wonderful exploration at anytime.

2  Thank dede540
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Oaks bottom is a great place to ride bikes, go for a walk/run, get outside to have fun. Rain or shine

1  Thank Shebewoman
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We did this hike early in the morning and loved the easy trail around the lake. We were able to spot heron, ducks, bluejays and other birds during the hour walk. It’s a very popular trail with dog owners and those with small children.

1  Thank Janice N
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Really nice place for a stroll, especially if you're a birder. Very easy hiking. I'm not sure if the path is accessible or not--we saw parents with strollers, but I don't know how they got down there, because the entrance I came in was down...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Nestled in the southeast Moreland-Sellwood neighborhoods of Portland, Oaks Bottom offers a variety of nature's gifts. Begin at the parking lot trailhead and make your way down the painted paved path to the hiking/running trail on the left, or continue to the tadpole ponds on...More

Thank Brooke H
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Stretching along the east side of Portland from Sellwood to Westmoreland is Oaks bottom wildlife refuge. The noise of the city is replaced by the sound of birds and wind in the trees. A gem for many years it is increasingly brought back to a...More

Thank JurgisRudkus
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We visited Portland in January, staying in a rental property in the Sellwood neighborhood that overlooked the Oaks Bottom Refuge, so it was only natural to explore. January is not the best month, but we saw many ducks and even a beaver; our landlord says...More

Thank EarthmanByron
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