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Very detailed, historically and architecturally
on January 27, 2013
I have bought some of the books in the Wilderness Press "Walking" series, and I have done walks in several cities from various travel guides, such as Eyewitness, Top 10, Frommer's, etc. This book gives far more historical and architectural detail than any of those. There is even a glossary of architectural terms at the back of the book.
Each walk is a loop, beginning and ending in the same place. The locations of rest rooms and drinking fountains for each walk are listed, which is nice. There is also information on getting to the walks by driving or by public transit.
Although the title is "Portland City Walks", some of the walks are outside Portland, in places such as Beaverton, Vancouver, etc. The farthest is Forest Grove, which is about 23 miles from Portland.
The author obviously put an incredible amount of work in the book, but I would have preferred something more compact, with less historical information.