"Any Portland hiker worth their Danner boots knows their way around Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and Forest Park. But the wild areas tucked under Portland bridges, up stairways, and between office buildings? That’s the domain of Laura O. Foster, a longtime chronicler of urban hikes and the author of eight guidebooks set largely around the city." – Portland Monthly
For previous version published by Timber Press:
"The book is a feast of Portland stair facts and stories...with Foster's keen eye for quirky detail." –The Oregonian
Why is it so satisfying to walk up and down stairs? For Portlanders, stairs are an excellent way to experience the city's landscape, and Portland, Oregon has a whole lot of stairways built into our public sidewalk and trail infrastructures. Laura O. Foster, who's known for her charming walking guidebooks of the region, has walked all of the city's stairs—the steepest stairs, the oldest stairs, the woodsiest stairs, the most citified stairs—and presents what's she's found out about each one in this revamped second edition of Portland Stairs Walks. Stair-loving pedestrians rejoice!
SUBJECT: History / Microcosm Published / Nature / Pacific Northwest / Travel
PUBLICATION: Mar 15, 2019
FORMAT: 256 pages, two color interior, paperback 5x7"
CARTON QTY: 64
ART: B&W illustrations and photos
Laura O. Foster writes about the Pacific Northwest. Her Portland-based books explore the city’s geology, architecture, neighborhoods, and human and natural history. She lives in Portland, OR with her family and was featured in the Emmy-winning documentary Discovering Beverly Cleary.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.