Rocky Butte Aircraft Beacon – Portland OR

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Rocky Butte is a 607 foot extinct volcanic cone (one of several in the city of Portland) and the second highest point in the city. The viewing area in Joseph Wood Hill Park atop the butte offers panoramic vistas of the Columbia River valley and Portland.

A revolving beacon atop a metal tower at the summit contains a medium intensity white light that flashes intermittently. The tower also bore a red beacon that was discontinued in the late 1970s. The beacon was erected in 1933 by the U.S. Bureau of Lighthouses for aircraft navigation.



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Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on June 9, 2018.

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Rocky Butte Scenic Drive
Portland, OR 97220

Coordinates: 45.546714, -122.56594

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