Powell Butte is located at SE Powell Blvd. and 162nd in Gresham. It is a multi use area with a winding paved trail leading from the parking lot to the top of the butte.
The area is open fields on top surrounded by coniferous forest. On a clear day the view is spectacular. Birds seen here include Northern Harrier, Pileated Woodpecker, Savannah Sparrow, and a variety of resident and migrant songbirds. Paved trail is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms present. Meeting place is the parking lot on the butte at the end of SE 162nd.
This information excerpted from the wonderful resource, Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland’s Natural Areas edited by Cody and Houck.