Portland weather is highly walkable, however, and dog walkers can enjoy strolls through the Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood. Summers are warm, mostly dry, sunny, and rarely experience extreme heat or severe storms which makes summer months pleasant for walking. Spring and fall seasons are temperate with some rain showers, but a light raincoat and umbrella will keep you and your pup dry on rainy days. Winters are colder and rainy, temperatures are usually above the freezing mark, and it is seldom that snow or icy conditions remain very long. When icy conditions do occur, use caution, wait for surfaces to melt, and be prepared by keeping footwear with good traction handy.
There are several different housing developments or subdivisions in the area. Some older, more spacious, and heavily landscaped homes and properties are present and some newer developments with less mature landscaping and closer set homes with smaller yards are also situated in the area.
Some residential areas have sidewalks and some do not, so when sharing the road with local traffic, be sure to keep your dog leashed. The terrain slopes towards the river and there are some inclines that you and your dog may need to hike in the district.
There are natural treed greenways and a small lake and creek present in the Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood with some walking trails where residents and their furry friends can enjoy the proximity to the river. Lieser Point is a wooded area on the water with natural landscaping. Use caution when exploring this unmaintained natural area.
A short distance to the west, residents can walk to the Wintler Community Park. This park is situated on the river banks and has over 12 acres of natural green space. On a clear day, you can see Mount Hood from the park which has beach access and walking paths for you and your pet to enjoy.
The Waterfront Renaissance Trail connects to Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver. The trail follows the riverfront providing views of the water and the surrounding neighborhoods. There are services such as shops and restaurants accessible from the trail for residents to enjoy.