It’s the only planet we have. Since 1970, April 22 has been set aside as an annual day to celebrate nature and environmentalism.
Looking for ways to honor the Earth? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the best parks, botanical gardens, and vegetarian eats around Portland.
Venturing outside is the basic start to an Earth Day celebration. Get inspired with these top-rated parks near you.
1. Forest Park
Topping the list is Forest Park. Located at 4099 N.W. Thurman St. in Forest Park - Linnton, the park is the highest rated park in Portland, boasting five stars out of 211 reviews on Yelp.
2. Mount Tabor Park
Mount Tabor's Mount Tabor Park, located at Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Salmon Street, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the park 4.5 stars out of 211 reviews.
Cutting down on meat is a good place to start reducing your footprint, not to mention a healthy choice for most people. Get a taste for vegetarian fare at these top veggie-forward eateries.
1. Wolf and Bear's
Topping the list is Wolf & Bear's. Located at 3925 N. Mississippi Ave. in Boise, the vegetarian and Middle Eastern spot is the highest rated vegetarian restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 249 reviews on Yelp.
2. Nayar Taqueria
Next up is Foster-Powell's Nayar Taqueria, situated at 5919 S.E. Foster Road With 4.5 stars out of 243 reviews on Yelp, the Mexican and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Thai Seasons
Rose City Park's Thai Seasons, located at 5824 N.E. Sandy Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Thai and vegetarian spot 4.5 stars out of 202 reviews.
Get a closer look at the wonders of the natural world by hitting a local botanical garden. For extra credit, don't forget a sketchbook.
1. International Rose Test Garden
Topping the list is International Rose Test Garden. Located at 400 S.W. Kingston Ave. in Arlington Heights, the botanical garden and park is the highest rated botanical garden in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 662 reviews on Yelp.
2. Lan Su Chinese Garden
Next up is Old Town-Chinatown's Lan Su Chinese Garden, situated at 239 N.W. Everett St. With 4.5 stars out of 543 reviews on Yelp, the botanical garden has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Hoyt Arboretum
Arlington Heights's Hoyt Arboretum, located at 4000 S.W. Fairview Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the botanical garden and park 4.5 stars out of 115 reviews.
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