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Joseph Wood Hill Park

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Address: Northeast Rocky Butte Road, Portland, OR 97220
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+1 503-823-7529

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My son loves this viewpoint. It's special due to the unique castle like structure on top. The views of the north are the best in town, but southern views aren't as great, being... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2015
Dave B
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Tigard, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

the park has two names, joseph wood hill park and rocky butte natural area. it's an easy drive and always easy parking and the views are great. from the west side of the park you see the city skyline, and from the east side you get all the views of the mountains and the airport.

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Thank Steven J
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The view was good - a hair short of spectacular. But the real letdown was groups of loud, obnoxious teenagers drinking, smoking, and playing music. I'm not sure if it's like this most nights, but this visit felt like a letdown. I'll have to revisit in the daytime to get better acquainted with the view and avoid the underage crowd.

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Thank _jakevanwinkle
Tigard, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My son loves this viewpoint. It's special due to the unique castle like structure on top. The views of the north are the best in town, but southern views aren't as great, being blocked by trees.

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Thank Dave B
Seattle, Washington
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

If you want the best views of Portland and the River and Moutains, you must come up here, the views are 2nd to none, even better on a clear day. Big long stairs at the front but a ramp to walk up if you park near the back. This place is popular with rock climbers, photographers and anyone just wanting... More 

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here and were so glad we did. The view is amazing! On a clear day you can see two snow capped volcanoes in the distance which are magnificent!! Worth a stop and doesnt take much time.

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Thank mediajackie
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

This passive park is located at the top of one of Portland's hills. From there, you can see nearby Mount Hood and Mt. Rainier & Mount St. Helens in Washington state. We visited Joseph Wood Hill Park on our first day in Portland and it was a perfect way to take in the majesty of its surroundings and the surreal... More 

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KATY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I take everyone here because you get a nice view of PDX and there's never a crowd. It's really small and not much else to do here. Bring a coffee or hot chocolate and come early to watch the sunrise. It's the best view ever and very romantic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Wood Hill Park has a beautiful scenery overlooking the city of Portland. It took us 6-7 mins to drive after visiting the grotto. Not accessible by public transportation except hiring a taxi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Hidden treasure in the middle of the city. On a clear day and even sometimes they the ones you can have a clear view of mount hood on one side and downtown portland on the other.

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Thank stlmolly
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

This is an amazing place... best view in Portland in my opinion!

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