Like East Portland, North Portland often gets left out of the city's traditional four cardinal compass points. But, the many northern neighborhoods are populated by families and small business owners who long ago committed to making Portland their permanent home. And why wouldn't they? NoPo is teeming with man-made wonders, like Kenton's 30-foot tall Paul Bunyan statue and the majestic, gothic, Willamette River-spanning St. Johns Bridge. North Portland also has within its boundaries the Portland International Raceway, the University of Portland, and the Smith and Bybee Wetlands, a large park with a diverse habitat of indigenous flora and fauna. Plus, the Columbia Slough that runs through it is a great spot for a moonlit canoe trip.