"Combining fascinating history and great exercise, Walking Portland is a must-read for all those who love Portland. First-time visitors and lifelong residents will all benefit from Sybilla Cook's extensive research and encyclopedic knowledge of every corner of the Rose City." –Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society"As a lifelong Oregonian and avid walker, even I learned fascinating things about Portland from this book." —Wendy Bumgardner, National Secretary, American Volkssport Association
Sybilla Cook was born in Auburn, New York, and now lives in Portland, Oregon. Her love for the outdoors includes exploring the city on foot, bicycling, and swimming. She has frequently walked the Portland Marathon. She is a former school library media specialist and consultant for schools in Illinois and Oregon, and is the author of many books and articles.