This blog will chronicle my adventures hunting down staircases in the beautiful city of Portland, OR. In November of 2017 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and needed to make some immediate changes to my lifestyle. I remembered a small book I was given years back called The Portland Stair Book, by Laura O. Foster. In the book, she describes locations all over the city where there are interesting and notable staircases. She also has a full list in the back of all the Portland staircases. I thought it would be a fun challenge to go through the book and explore these Portland staircases, discover new areas of the city, and get some more outdoor activity into my schedule!