Beyond Downtown Portland cool… Just 15′ ride on MAX Light Rail to Washington Park and the scenery changes completely. The park is so huge they offer a free shuttle service looping around the park’s main attractions, but we thought we’d take a trail through the Arboretum that would eventually lead us to the Japanese Garden. Eventually it didn’t (we got lost on the way* and switched to one of the main roads skirting the park; more ”urban” but no less stimulating, lined as it was with beautiful houses, completely surrounded by nature).
*All trails are clearly marked, some of them paved. We got lost only because we were taking shortcuts, thinking they would lead us faster to our destination.
June 8th, 2018