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The site which now bears the name Cathedral Park is steeped in history. It is believed to be one of the 14 Lewis and Clark landing sites in the Vancouver-Portland area: William Clark and eight men camped there on April 2, 1806. This spot had been a fishing and camping site for many area Indian tribes. In 1847, the founder of St. Johns, James John, settled on the site and operated a ferry to Linnton across the Willamette River. In 1931, the St. Johns Bridge was built on the site with 400-ft towers and a main span of 1,207 feet. It is the only steel suspension bridge in Portland and is designated as an official historical landmark.

In the early 1970s, Howard Galbraith, the `honorary mayor` of unincorporated St. Johns, got tired of the junkyard state of the area under the eastern end of the bridge. He organized a drive that eventually raised $7.5 million to build a park. After eight years of community fundraising, combined with state, county and city funding, the park was dedicated at a community celebration on May 3, 1980. It got its name from a photo of the St. Johns Bridge by Al Monner that appeared on the front page of the Oregon Journal in 1968. Reference was made to its beautiful cathedral-like arches and the park found its name.<\/p>","post_name":"cathedral-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.5886","lng":"-122.761","distance":"4.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/cathedral-park\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1450132","post_title":"Forest Park","post_content":"

Forest Park's extensive system of trails, fire lanes and roads provide excellent opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere. An abundance of wildlife (more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species) can be found in the park.<\/p>\r\n

The 30.2 mile long Wildwood Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is part of the region’s 40-Mile Loop system that links Forest Park to pedestrian and other routes along the Columbia River to Gresham, to Southeast Portland, along the Willamette Greenway, and back to the Marquam Trail in Southwest Portland.<\/p>","post_name":"forest-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.572","lng":"-122.771","distance":"5.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/forest-park\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1210","post_title":"Sauvie Island","post_content":"

Sauvie Island is the largest island along the Columbia River and lies ten miles west-northwest of downtown Portland, between the Columbia River to the east, the Multnomah Channel to the west, and the Willamette River to the south.

The island is predominantly farmland and wildlife refuge and has become a popular destination for a variety of people — those seeking the freshest and best produce (the island is home to a number of farms); birdwatchers looking for sandhill cranes, bald eagles, blue herons, or migrating geese; and those wanting to hike, bike, fish, hunt, or use the public beaches (Walton Beach, North Unit Beach, and the clothing-optional Collins Beach on the island's east coast).<\/p>","post_name":"sauvie-island","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.7167","lng":"-122.8","distance":"5.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/sauvie-island\/","terms":"an
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