Walking Portland Oregon – A Falcon Guide
This compact and definitive guidebook will walk with you through the best Portland has to offer. It includes step-by-step descriptions and detailed maps of 22 excursions—from half-mile strolls to more rigorous four-mile jaunts. It will lead you along the Willamette River, through downtown and well-preserved older neighborhoods, and along the trails of popular city parks.
This is a meticulous, well-researched, and comprehensive book. Walks are divided up by location: downtown, Forest Park, southwest, southeast, and northeast, and each contains a map and descriptions. The starting points are easily found. Each walk includes bits of the history behind the buildings and other landmarks that make Portland Oregon such a great city for walkers. Each walk includes a detailed map and photos, in addition to the specific directions to follow on the walk. The pocket-sized book is easy to read and easy to use.
About Sybilla Avery Cook (Portland, Oregon Author)
Sybilla Cook is an accomplished author whose love of books and voracious reading began as a young child. She encouraged the same in her own children and became an active library volunteer at their school which ultimately led to becoming a librarian herself. After earning a M.A.L.S. from Dominican University, she served as a school librarian first in Illinois and later in Oregon.
In 1986, the Oregon Educational Media Association gave her its first Oregon Elementary Library Media Teacher award; she received several other reading and library awards in the years that followed. Ms. Cook earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon, served as a consultant for several rural schools, and was an adjunct professor, teaching in the library paraprofessional program at Western Oregon University.
She has authored countless magazine and journal articles two guidebooks about walking in Portland, Oregon and several guides to Battle of the Books, a statewide and national program. Sybilla recently received the 2016 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award for significant contributions in the areas of literature and/or library services for the benefit of the children of Oregon. Her interest in writing the Haders’ biography was inspired by her friendship with Joy Rich, the niece of Berta and Elmer Hader.