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Council Crest Park, Portland
(4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Amenities include paved and unpaved paths, a dog off-leash area, picnic tables, public art, a vista point, and a wedding site that can be reserved. The 43.51acre park, operated by Portland Parks & Recreation, is open year-round from 5 a.m. to midnight. It was the site of an amusement park from 1907 until 1929.
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  • Had some time to kill between events in the city and wandered up to Council Crest accidentally. For those who don’t know, it’s a small park at the very top of Tualatin Mountains at over 1000 feet. The...  more »
  • In a search for places with sweeping views of Portland, I found out about this. Not a straightforward drive up, but easy enough to navigate without a smartphone telling me where to turn. The views are...  more »
  • We took Uber to the top and hiked the 4T trail down in the early evening. The skies were relatively clear so we could see Mt. Hood, which I actually didn't get to see during my hike in the Mt. Hood Na...  more »
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  • a pretty good historical location. on good days you can see the mountains. i'd recommend coming here on days with clear skies. when it's rainy, you can't see much
  • Nice place for a walk high above the west hills. Even better for a challenging bike ride through if you are up for some fun climbs up winding neighborhood roads.
  • I wanna say best views in Portland? if not for certain, very close.
  • One a clear day you can see Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St Helens and part of Mt Rainer (behind Mt St Helens). You can't see downtown Portland very well, though. Easy to get to.
  • Best view in Portland. A park atop the highest point in the city, Council Crest overlooks downtown and out to several mountain peaks in the distance. The park is incredibly well maintained and has a great lawn, an off-leash dog area and some beautiful flowers. Drive up to the top for a quick trip, or hike from the Zoo or Marquam Park and earn your view.