Portland Parks Trip

Portland Parks Trip 

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Please sign up for a Portland Parks Trip here. Buses will load at their campus bus stop at 12pm and depart campus at 12:15pm. Buses will load from the park bus stop at 3:45pm and depart at 4pm. Students should expect to be back on campus by 4:30pm. We suggest all students bring water and wear sensible shoes. NSO Leaders will be present on every trip but not necessarily every bus. Students are not required to take the bus back but will need to find their own way back to campus. 

 

Hoyt Arboretum 

Located in Southwest Portland’s Washington Park, Hoyt Arboretum is open year round and offers access to 12 miles of hiking trails, all free to the public. On this Portland Parks trip students can expect to learn more about the trees and fauna in the Arboretum, meet Arboretum staff, and enjoy the trails. NSO Leaders will bring trail snacks. 

 Hoyt Arboretum Accessibility: Sloping paved trails and limited seating. Public restrooms are available.  

 

Hoyt Arboretum  - Buses 1 and 2

  • Campus bus stop: Templeton Campus Center, Pio Stop
  • Hoyt Arboretum bus stop: Visitor’s Center, Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview, Portland, OR

Cathedral Park

Located in North Portland, Cathedral Park lies under the St. Johns bridge. Cathedral Park has over 450 trees, offers views of the Willamette river, and has plenty of green space to enjoy. On this Portland Parks trip, students can enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the the park or walk to the St. Johns neighborhood. NSO Leaders will bring lawn games. We suggest students bring money if they would like to shop or eat in St. Johns. 

Cathedral Park Accessibility: Sloped trails, paved trails, picnic area, and benches. Public restrooms are available. The park has many stairs up to St. Johns neighborhood. 

Cathedral Park - Buses 3, 4, and 5

  • Campus bus stop: Templeton Campus Center, Pio Stop
  • Cathedral Park bus stop: 8650 N Crawford St., Portland, OR

Laurelhurst Park

Located in Southeast Portland, Laurelhurst Park’s 31 acres include an off-leash dog area, pond with ducks, walking trails, and picnic areas. On this Portland Parks trip students can walk the paved paths, enjoy the sights and sounds of the park and pond, or venture to nearby streets (ex. SE Belmont, NE 28th). NSO Leaders will bring lawn games and a speaker. We suggest students bring a blanket/hammock and money if they would like to shop or eat nearby.

Laurelhurst Park Accessibility: Paved trails, flat ground, accessible benches and picnic areas. Public restrooms are available.

Laurelhurst Park - Buses 6, 7, 8, and 9

  • Campus bus stop: Lower Griswold Stadium
  • Laurelhurst bus stop: 208 SE 33rd Ave., Portland, OR

Mt. Tabor

Located in Southeast Portland, Mt. Tabor is a long extinct volcano. Mt. Tabor park features paved and unpaved trails, views of the reservoirs on Mt. Tabor, trees, and plenty of space to enjoy. Students on this Portland Parks trip can walk the Mt. Tabor paths, play lawn games, and enjoy the trees. NSO Leaders will bring lawn games. Students should wear comfortable clothes.

Mt. Tabor Park Accessibility: Paved pathways, slopes and hills. Public restroom, benches, and picnic area.  

Mt. Tabor - Buses 10, 11, 12, and 13

  • Campus bus stop: Upper Griswold Stadium Parking Lot
  • Mt. Tabor bus stop: Mt Tabor Visitor’s Center Parking Lot, SE Salmon Way and, SE Park Dr, Portland, OR 97215

Alberta Park

Located in Northeast Portland, Alberta Park includes a basketball court, tennis courts, dog off-leash area, playground, soccer field, and softball field. On this Portland Parks trip, students can enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the park playing outdoor games with other students or walk a few blocks to enjoy the Alberta Arts District. Alberta Street includes the Alberta Street Black Heritage Markers Project which shares the history of the African American community on Alberta Street. NSO Leaders will bring lawn games, basketballs, and speakers. We suggest students bring money if they would like to shop or eat on Alberta Street.

Alberta Park Accessibility: Paved trails, accessible benches, and picnic areas. Public restrooms are available.

Alberta Park - Buses 14, 15, and 16

  • Campus bus stop: Fir Acres Parking Lot
  • Alberta Park bus stop: 5900 NE 19th Street, Portland, OR