Portland Health Hike

Walking The Eastbank Esplanade

The best part of Portland in the summer is getting outdoors.

Of all the choices, the Eastbank Esplanade river walk stands out.

What is it about walking beside a working river that makes exercise an adventure? The bridges lifting for tall tugs? The exotic boats in Riverplace Marina? Or the city view from the east bank.

Visitors to Portland rave about the ambiance and the beauty. Don’t let them get have all the fun. Summer means it’s time to get a move on.

A recent poll listing the most fit cities in America saw Portland coming in third place behind Minneapolis – St. Paul at the top, followed by Washington D.C. The rest of the cities in order: San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Sacramento, Seattle, Hartford, San Jose, Austin, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, San Diego, Raleigh, N.C., Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Va., Cleveland, and Richmond, Va.

In an interesting comparison, one website calls Minneapolis the Portland of the Midwest.

While you don’t often hear other cities referred to as the Minneapolis of their region, Portland shines its special light across America.

From a medical point of view, the more involved people are in exercise and improving their diet, the more effective Naturopathic Doctors can be. We work toward optimal health instead of disease maintenance and encourage our patients to do the same.

Portland is the ideal place for us all to converge. Take a friend for a walk.