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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.

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Small-Group Portland City Driving Tour and Willamette River Lunch Cruise
View Deal Small-Group Portland City Driving Tour and Willame... 1 Reviews | Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes From USD 154.11/person

See Portland as it is meant to be seen with a 6.5-hour city sightseeing and river cruise combination tour. Take a lunch cruise on the Portland Spirit, seeing the city of Portland in a whole new way while enjoying a delicious lunch. After lunch, be picked up by your professional driver and guide and see the best that Portland has to offer from a private vehicle. Learn about the history of Portland and some of its notable residents. See downtown Portland, the Pearl District, and Nob Hill, then visit Pittock Mansion, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden. You will experience this tour with up to 13 other people.

Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
View Deal Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and C... 122 Reviews | Duration: 9 hours From USD 88.07/person

Spend a day along Oregon’s gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you’ll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You’ll also learn about Oregon’s maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide.

Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
View Deal Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland 11 Reviews | Duration: 4 hours From USD 61.06/person

A half hour east of Portland can be found the Columbia river Gorge, Multnomah falls and some of the most magnificent scenery in the country; skyscraper cliffs, giant sturgeon, and majestic waterfalls. During the last ice age, a cataclysmic event occurred, that left a lasting monument along the path of the mighty Columbia River. A great flood sheared away the land, leaving stone cliffs and water falls that form the world famous “Columbia River Gorge”. View the majesty from the Vista House atop 800 foot sheer rock cliffs, see Multnomah Falls, the second tallest year round waterfall in the country, or witness the free-falling splendor of Latourell Falls. In the autumn, witness salmon spawning in nearby Eagle Creek.

Essential Portland Bike Tour
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This signature bike tour and ideal introduction to the City of Roses. Visit historic Old Town, pedal the Waterfront Esplanade, cruise the Green Park Block corridors and explore the Pearl District with our experienced guides and comfortable rides.

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  • 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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