the portland stairs book by laura o. foster

The Portland Stairs Book

by Laura O. Foster

Did you know Portland has 196 public staircases? It's an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book, Portland’s walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting stairways in a handy, pocket-sized guide.

From Mount Tabor’s epic 282 steps to the glass cupola atop 115 steps in Pioneer Courthouse, The Portland Stairs Book features details on twenty of the city's outdoor stairways that have amazing stories and something unique to offer an urban explorer.

Included are the Willamette River Bridge Stairs, The Westover Terraces Steps, and Rocky Butte’s Grand Staircase. The book also features indoor stairs that are perfect for a rainy Portland day, as well as five Stair Trails leading readers on urban treks that contain hundreds of steps in five different areas of town.