There’s a creek that runs right by here…


And this is the picnic area where we get to eat and dance….



The spot is called Horning’s Hideout, and its a little out of the way, but only about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.


From Portland Take Highway 26 West approximately 15 miles to the North Plains/Glencoe Road Exit 57. Turn right (North) from the exit onto Glencoe Road. Take Glencoe Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to a left fork that is Pumpkin Ridge Road. Follow Pumpkin Ridge Rd. for 5 miles to Brunswick Canyon Road, which is an easy to miss gravel road on the right. Follow Brunswick Canyon Road down, down, down into the canyon.

If you’re coming from the coast, you can hook up with 26 East from Hwy 101.

If you’re coming either North or South on I-5, or on I-84 through The Columbia River Gorge, you’ll drive into Portland and take the I-405 loop to 26 West, then follow the directions above – Horning’s is very easy to find.

Coming from farther afield? Mapquest it.