Friday, May 23, 2014

Urban Exploring

Oaks Bottom Refuge

One of my favorite things about Portland is the unexpected things hidden in seemingly normal neighborhoods. A few weeks ago, I accidentally walked through part of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in SE and found a lake (or maybe a large pond?). Yesterday J and I went back to properly explore it. We saw some really beautiful Great Blue Herons, a gosling asleep on a log in the middle of a marsh, more blackberry bushes than you can shake a stick at, and a tadpole pond.

Oaks Bottom Refuge Oaks Bottom Refuge Willamette River  from Oaks Bottom Refuge


  1. That looks so beautiful! This really is an amazing city for this sort of thing. I love all the nature in the area. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. You're welcome!