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Marine Dr runs along the top of the dike that protects the Portland Airport area from floods. You'll find many places to scan the Columbia River for loons, grebes, and diving ducks, as well as Osprey and Bald Eagle. A paved multi-use path that runs alongside the road. Parking areas all along the way offer many viewing points, but one of the most popular birding destinations is Broughton Beach (3 mi E of I-5, just past Salty's Restaurant). Park in the large gravel lot on the S side of the road, cross, and take the path E. The 1.25 mi walk to the Sea Scout Base passes through a small but productive patch of short-grass habitat on sandy soil, which is a wintertime magnet for American Pipit, Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark, and rarely Snow Bunting or Lapland Longspur. The river here is also good for water birds: five species of grebes have been seen. Short-eared Owl is sometimes seen along the beach or hunting over the airport grounds in the winter. Be alert that traffic along Marine Dr is dangerous, as drivers go fast on the narrow road.

Marine Dr can be reached from Exit 307 off I-5, or by taking the 122nd Ave or 223rd Ave exits N from I-84.<\/p>","post_name":"marine-drive","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.5667","lng":"-122.5","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/marine-drive\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"109826","post_title":"Columbia Slough","post_content":"

The Columbia Slough is a nearly 20-mi chain of narrow waterways and ponds that stretches almost continuously from Kelly Point (at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers) to Fairview Lake in Fairview. Metro and the City of Portland have restored this urbanized landscape so that it now supports river otters, painted turtles, dragonflies, and more than 170 species of birds. The best season for a paddle trip is late spring, when the woods are buzzing with life and water levels are still high. By mid-summer, water levels drop and aquatic vegetation can make paddling difficult. Additional access points to the Columbia Slough include Site P4, and a canoe launch and trail at 166th and Airport Way (next to the Portland Water Bureau's pumping station) which features a pond with waterfowl, and woodlands that host songbirds. For a longer paddle trip, you can launch at Kelley Point park, at the far W end of Marine Dr (W of P1) from which you can paddle up the slough, or out into the Willamette River. A guide for paddlers and canoeists is available from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (www.columbiaslough.org).

Directions to Columbia Slough Trailhead and Launch at 16550 NE Airport Way: From NE 148th and NE Sandy Blvd go N to Airport Way. Turn R on Airport Way. Watch for green sign, turn R at sign and proceed to small parking lot.<\/p>","post_name":"columbia-slough","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.5583","lng":"-122.5","distance":"0.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/columbia-slough\/","terms":"an
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The 18-hole \"East\" course at the Glendoveer Golf Course facility in Portland, Oregon features 6,510 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. The course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Blue grass.<\/p>","post_name":"glendoveer-golf-club-west-course","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.5266","lng":"-122.519","distance":"3.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/golf\/glendoveer-golf-club-west-course\/","terms":"a Golf Course or Attraction<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}