Econo Lodge at Port of Portland
9520 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 252-6666
Fax: (503) 257-4848
For more than 75 years, this landmark has held a special place in the hearts of the locals. The 62-acre site is a Catholic sanctuary that features a beautifully kept botanical gardens. Visit the shrine of "Our Lady's Grotto," which is not only spiritual, but a geological marvel since its a cave carved into the base of a cliff with a replica the Pietà sculpture in the center of the rock cave. After admiring the shrine take the time to tour the grounds and marvel at the beautiful plants then visit the spectacular gift shop. Visitors are also welcome to attend mass. If you want a real treat visit during annual Festival of Lights.
From the top of Rocky Butte in Joseph Hill Park, you'll have a gorgeous 360-degree view of the Columbia River and Gorge to the east, the Portland airport to the north, downtown Portland to the west and southeast Portland to the south. A grassy area with red cinder paths can be found in this park as well as hand carved stone walls and benches. These stone walls are a favorite spot for local climbers. Decorative lights resting on stone pedestals illuminate the park at night. This park is named after J.W. Hill (1856-1930), who managed the Bishop Grammar and Divinity School in 1878 and went on to establish the Hill Military Academy in 1901.
This semi-developed park is named after the woman who led Lewis and Clark to Oregon. Sacajawea was the Native American married to the expedition's French guide, Toussaint Charbonneau. The Shoshone Indian ended up leading the way. Close to the airport, this park is a good place to stretch your legs after a long flight. Full of open space, it is also a great place to spread out and relax, although it is not the best summer park for finding shade. There are no fees to use the park.
Glenhaven Park—here's a park with lots to offer, both from human beings and from nature. On the human-made side, you'll find a tennis court, volleyball court, wading pool, playground and rest rooms. On the wilder side, trees and abundant local plant life make the park a picturesque place. There are also fields for softball or baseball, soccer or anything else you might do in a field.
During all the recent work on the Interstate Bridge, which also connects Portland and Vancouver over the Columbia River, Glenn Jackson Bridge worked overtime to pick up the slack. The enormous concrete bridge measures 11,750 feet and carries four lanes of traffic on Interstate 205. Constructed in 1982, this is the newest Portland bridge and was named for the man who headed up the building of Interstate freeways in Oregon. The bridge traverses Government Island below.
Located about 15 minutes out of the city, this park offers refuge from city stresses. The natural surroundings make picnics, games, gatherings and events more fun. The trails and paths that twist throughout the park make it seem spacious. Amenities include a baseball field, football field, horseshoe pit, playground, picnic facilities and more. Even the parking lot is pretty, so if the weather is crummy, come sit in the car awhile and watch the rain.
Acquired by the city of Portland in 1941, this friendly park covers 4.25 acres. Mature Douglas fir trees provide the feeling of a secluded mountain forest. The Madison South neighborhood park has picnic tables and a playground where kids will love playing on the brightly colored equipment. You will see many folks playing Frisbee and exercising their canine friends. Pack a lunch, grab some friends and spend a lazy summer day here.
It is nice to have a city park so close to the airport. It may not be huge and it may be near some of the jet noise but the air is clean and moist and the space is all yours. It is just what you need after a flight of re-circulated oxygen and torturous seats. There is plenty to do Argay Park, facilities include a baseball and soccer field, basketball court, grills, playground equipment and picnic tables. There are even trails, tennis courts and no fees to use the park.
Bring the kids and spend the day at this wonderful Portland park. Stately Douglas firs and cedars enclose the rolling green hills in this 10-acre green space. While nature has provided the perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet day in the park, the city has added amenities to ensure a fun time. You will find fields for soccer and softball, volleyball and tennis courts, a wading pool, playground and restrooms. There are no fees to use the park.
This greenway, located not far from the runway, is a fine example of what open space should be. You will find fields that are perfect for soccer, football, Frisbee, kite-flying, chipping, running or picnicking. You will find facilities for picnics, tennis courts and lighted baseball and softball fields. The name of the park comes from its former status, the Mount Tabor Villa, as a stop along the Mount Tabor Street Railway Company in the late 1800s. No fees to use the park, unless picnic areas are reserved for an organized event; fees depend on the type of event.
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is a great place to grab a meal while awaiting a flight or while coming back from a long trip. The place serves delicious burgers and great beer to complete your meal. The serving staff is well educated with the beer that they house on tap and you can rely on them to bring you a beer that will suit you just right.
At this park, you will find more than just open space. If you want to practice your chipping, throw the Frisbee or just relish the space, you will enjoy what this park has to offer. With five acres and little development, there is room for almost anything. Located in Portland's Hazelwood neighborhood, it is close to the airport, too. Whether you are flying a kite or getting together a football game, you will find all the space you need here. There are no fees to use the park.