Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Oaks Bottom became Portland's first wildlife refuge in 1988, and in 2004 it was designated the Portland's first migratory bird park. The migratory bird park designation is thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to maintain a refuge for thousands of migratory birds that make annual flights north and south.

Oaks Bottom offers a broad range of bird watching options, and nearly 200 bird species have been recorded at Oaks Bottom. Egrets, falcons, grebes, gulls, hawks, herons, hummingbirds, osprey, shorebirds, terns, vultures, waterfowl, and woodpeckers are just a few of the avians that you may see. The 141-acre site includes numerous pathways for hiking and bike riding as well as lookout points built into the hillside throughout.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Wildlife viewing. Secluded area close to Portland.

Cons

Wildlife viewing opportunities vary by season. No biking most trailways.

Features

ADA accessible
Bicycling
Picnic tables
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide

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