Portland OR is home to some great urban staircases…the best of which is located in Mt. Tabor Park. This 280-stair monstrosity is like a playground for those of us who love to feel the burn, torch calories, release a tidal wave of endorphins, and generally have fun (athletic fun). At any time of the day there are people slowly strolling up the stairs and avid fitness enthusiasts running up and down as fast as possible without tripping. Either way, it is both FREE and REALLY GOOD FOR YOU.
Check out this article outlining all of the exercise (and more) opportunities in Mt. Tabor Park. Then walk, run, skip, hop, jump or bike (or drive if you live across town but love this park despite the drive) there as soon as possible to begin spring training!
Runner up Portland staircases:
- Large staircase off of 12th Ave in Downtown, by Portland State University and into Goose Hollow.
- Staircase off of NW Cornell (a little hard to find, off of a neighborhood street) as you head up towards Pittock Mansion.