Portland is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We also just so happen to have some of the best food in the country. If you mix beautiful Portland locations with delicious cuisines, you will get the makings of an ideal picnic! Here’s a list of some of the best places in Portland to have a picnic:
1. Mount Tabor
As one of Portland’s Historic Landmarks, Mt. Tabor’s peak reaches about 636 feet in elevation and is a dormant volcano that now holds one of Portland’s most beloved parks. The park provides an outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, and multiple sporting courts. If you’re just looking for a pleasant picnic, you’re in luck because it will result in this gorgeous view of the city’s skyline.
2. Rocky Butte
Drive up the hill and through the tunnels to the top of Rocky Butte, where you can gaze at Mt. Hood and the majestic city of Portland while having a magnificent picnic.
3. Forest Park
3. Portland's very own forest is just outside of downtown Portland. Enjoy a picnic in Lower McLeay Park and then hike the trail to Pittock Mansion to view the city's awe-inspiring skyline.
4. Laurelhurst Park
With its curvy, tree-lined roads, Laurelhurst is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city. At its center is Laurelhurst park, which has a gorgeous pond that's hidden in the trees (the ideal picnic spot!).
5. Cathedral Park
Taking a stroll in Cathedral Park is beautiful for reasons other than its luscious greenery. If you walk directly under the St. John’s Bridge and look west, you can catch the surreal view of some of Oregon’s dreamlike forestry, which makes this park one of Portland’s greatest places to enjoy a picnic.
6. Westmoreland Park
Sit among the flocking geese to enjoy a picnic with your loved one in this gigantic park!
7. Oregon Zoo
Enjoy extravagant animals or a concert in the park at the wondrous Oregon Zoo!
8. Sellwood Park
Sit among some of the tallest trees in the city in this fantastic park, which happens to be one of Portland's true treasures.