Rocky Butte in Portland

Our friend Cindy is visiting from Alabama and we visited a new spot yesterday - Rocky Butte in Portland. This is a small park atop a hilltop that overlooks PDX airport.

You can watch planes coming in for landings. The city where we live - Vancouver, Washington - is across the Columbia River in the distance. That is Interstate 205 on the left.

This is the overlook area. Personally, I think they could do some things here to improve the landscaping but I suppose the views are what brings people up here.
The clouds prevented us from seeing Mt. Hood which is to the west.
On the East side, you can catch glimpses of downtown Portland in the distance.

Another view looking west

There is some landscaping along the mound leading up to the Overlook.

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy


  1. What great views. It looks like you had a nice outing. So much green there!

  2. Looks like a cool place to explore!

  3. I always love a good distant view, and I can appreciate that someone thought to put a park where you can enjoy it. Beautiful!


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