Southwest Portland is a beautiful balance between lush landscapes and an urban empire. Many get that feeling of emerging into a new land after exiting the tunnel on the Sunset highway as verdant tress give way to the concrete jungle. Nature enthusiasts love the opportunities in SW Portland to hike in Forest Park, bird watch at the Audubon Society, or meander down one of the numerous nature parks in the area. Families enjoy trips out to see the wildlife at the Oregon Zoo, explore the Portland Children’s Museum, or learn about nature at the Forestry Center. With a variety of high-end cuisine and mom and pop type restaurants like Skyline Restaurant, there is something for everyone as they enjoy all of what SW Portland has to offer.