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Find a park, nature trail, picnic spot, bike route, hiking trail, boating facility or other regional attraction near you. Check out the hours, get directions and discover cool stuff to do.
Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Metro’s Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region’s natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities...More
A 64-acre natural lake fed by underground springs, Blue Lake provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, and makes a beautiful backdrop for hundreds of family picnics and community events...More
At nearly 2,000 acres, Metro’s Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is the largest protected wetlands within an American city...More
Explore trails, restored oak woodlands, a conifer forest and rich wildlife at Metro's new Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville...More
Explore the trails and visitor facilities and enjoy the views and rare habitats at the new Cooper Mountain Nature Park near Beaverton. Learn more
The largest undeveloped butte in Northern Clackamas County, Mount Talbert rises as a forested green sentinel overlooking the web of development that surrounds it...More
Overlooking the Willamette River, Canemah Bluff Natural Area is a haven for history, hiking and habitat... More
Located on Sauvie Island, Howell Territorial Park is a great place for picnickers, bird watchers and history buffs...More
Glendoveer's two 18-hole courses offer challenging play for every level. There are also tennis courts, a driving range and a restaurant...More
Find the perfect place to launch your boat, whether you're looking for a place to enjoy the quiet of wetland habitats, easy access from downtown Portland or a place to enjoy a picnic before your excursion...More
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Find inspiration, see natural techniques at work and get hands-on help at Metro's demonstration gardens.
From concerts and seasonal events such as Zoo Lights to exciting exhibits and attractions, there's a whole lot to do at the Oregon Zoo.
Metro owns and operates the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center and operates Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.