We rode the MAX light rail just two stops east to the Portland Zoo stop (which is hundreds of feet under ground and you have to take an elevator to daylight) and began our hike through Hoyt Arboretum, passing through the Rose Garden and back home by Washington Park. We visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which honors Oregon soldiers. Next, into the forest passing sequoias, redwoods and plenty of other beautiful trees and bushes. Miles slept half the time, but was awake to see the Rose Garden and crawl around in the grass. Unfortunately, most of the roses have yet to bloom. I love that this is all just a mile away from home!