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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Tideman Johnson Natural Area
Tideman Johnson Natural Area
Tideman Johnson Natural Area
SE 37th Avenue and Tenino Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 7.59
Acquired in 1940

Includes natural area, paths - paved, paths - unpaved, and trails - hiking.
Natural Area Paths - Paved Paths - Unpaved Trails - Hiking

Special Information

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Historical Information
This site is named after an early pioneer family whose original land claim included this 6-acre wilderness area. The Johnson family encouraged public use of its property for recreational purposes, sponsoring 4th of July picnics and fireworks. Nestled in a natural gorge along the banks of Johnson Creek, the site was donated to the City of Portland in 1940.