Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

The Olmsteds — How one family’s vision shaped Portland’s landscape

Frederick Law Olmsted’s direct involvement with Portland’s landscape was limited, but his influence is everywhere, thanks to the work carried on by his sons. Olmsted Senior’s belief that everyone could benefit from time in nature to recreate and reflect is manifest in every project he created, beginning with his first design — Central Park in 1858.