Rocky Butte, Portland

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Address: Rocky Butte, Portland, OR 97220, USA

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About Rocky Butte, Portland

Rocky Butte is an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is one of four, along with Kelly Butte, Powell Butte, and Mount Tabor, inside the city that are each home to a city park, Rocky Butte playing host to Joseph Wood Hill Park. A rotating beacon at the summit of the butte is visible for miles. It is also part of the Boring Lava Field, a group of over 30 cinder cones in Oregon and Washington. The slopes of Rocky Butte are also home of the Rocky Butte Natural Area. In addition, it was formerly home to Rocky Butte Jail and Judson Baptist College. Currently it is the location of a City Bible Church campus, Portland Bible College and City Christian Schools. It lies next to Interstate 205. Formerly known as Wiberg Butte, a large quantity of rock was removed from the quarry on the east face of Rocky Butte in the 1940s for use in a new Multnomah County jail. After the jail was demolished in the 1980s, much of the stone was reused along the Historic Columbia River Highway. In the early 1900s, the Union Pacific Railroad had a spur into the east side of the Butte at a station named Quarry.


Overview of Rocky Butte

Home to Rocky Butte is the city of Portland in the country of United States. Missed by most of the visitors, Rocky Butte is unique in its own way.

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Rocky Butte, Portland Reviews - Write a Review

  • I was fortunate enough to get invited to a party at a residence on Rocky Butte one Fourth of July (they closed the street to non-resident vehicles at the time), where you can see basically every fireworks display from Oregon City to Vancouver, including everything shot up independently in the surrounding neighborhoods. It was awesome.

  • Awesome place to visit with friends, picnic or see the sights

  • Calm place to chill with your loved ones 😍

  • Great views romantic at night. One of Portland's hidden gems

  • Very nice place to picnic or just look out over Portland.

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