While located just outside of...
While located just outside of Portland, Oregon, Milwaukie has still managed to retain a small town atmosphere that becomes apparent once you leave the main highways.
People are friendly and outgoing, smiles and greetings are exchanged with friends and strangers alike.
Richard & Hannah Scott Park
Just north of the Ledding Library in downtown Milwaukie, you will find a small park that is pretty much unknown except to those who frequently visit downtown Milwaukie and its library.
Due to two nearby ponds the park is very popular with an assortment of ducks as well as Canada geese.
Don't pay any attention to photo #3, as you are not suppoed to feed the ducks and geese!
A very small outdoor ampitheatre is on the far east side of the park. This little spot is a location of outdoor concerts sponsored by the city of Milwaukie during the summer months.
There are several benches scattered through the park, but for obvious reasons you will be completely surrounded by ducks and geese should you decide to sit on one of them: they are absolutely spoiled due to being feed by those who do visit the park, and expect and demand food from anyone who does sit down.
There is also a sun dial, an arbor, and an extensive (for this little park!) shaded area.
Head to library parking lot (either walking or driving) and keep going north. The park is on the north and east sides of this parking lot.
Space Aliens in the Windows and 1950s Restaurants
Except for highway 99E, which separates downtown Milwaukie from a park runs along the Willamette River, most of downtown Milwuakie is fairly quiet and pleasant.
Many of the buildings here date from the 1950s.
Perhaps one of the most famous (infamous?) features of the storefronts here include two huge monsters standing in the old shop window. During the last 15 years, there has been a huge amount of growth at Dark Horse Comics, which now occupies several buildings in this area. These monster alients have been here most of that time, but they have now been joined by a number of companions.