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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland

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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a city park of about 141 acres (57 ha) in southeast Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located in a floodplain along the east bank of the Willamette River near Sellwood, the park is known for attracting a wide variety of birds. In 1988, the park was named Portland's first wildlife refuge, and in 2004, it was designated the city's first migratory bird park.
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  • We stopped by the wildlife refuge on a sunny Saturday morning to get in a quick walk before the rain set in. This is a nice little sanctuary next to the river in SE Portland. We were able to bring... 
    We stopped by the wildlife refuge on a sunny Saturday morning to get in a quick walk before the rain set in. This is a nice little sanctuary next to the river in SE Portland. We were able to bring...  more »
  • It is always a pleasure being a tourist in one's own hometown. Having never been here, we both were happy to have a chance for a picnic and nice hike to the viewing platform. We saw a variety of... 
    It is always a pleasure being a tourist in one's own hometown. Having never been here, we both were happy to have a chance for a picnic and nice hike to the viewing platform. We saw a variety of...  more »
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  • Oaks bottom wildlife refuge is a gym nestled in the bottom of a wonderful wetland! If you have the time, it's about a 3 mi loop to walk all the way around. In the spring and fall when the rains are around. Be sure intake some extra shoes because it can get a bit damp on the far side of the trail. Keep your eyes peeled for beaver, numerous waterfowl, and in the spring. It's always fun to look for the tadpoles when you're out walking. If you're careful, you will can catch a glimpse of the local deer that also populate the oaks bottom wildlife refuge. Don't let them startle you as you will most likely startle them. Keep your head up and look off in the distance, deer or normally visible in the early morning and evening on the edges of the wetland. It's a wonderful walk that also takes you down the Willamette River and it's abundance of beauty. Also, on the far side of the loop, keep your eyes peeled for small shoes?!
  • Why oak tomorrow this is another part of someone that is just astonishing. It's great for what walking biking scenery wildlife plant life the bird watching Paradise. This way to grave of the day but I'm not sure at night there's too much wildlife there's not enough light so therefore don't take the kids around there too much at night and I wouldn't recommend it at all but but the daytime supervised bring the children bring the family there are some hills be careful here once again oak bottom is definitely a bird paradise I love it two thumbs peace I'm out of here!!!!!

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