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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-823-2223
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Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
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Reviewed 3 days ago

With time to spare, and having watched the Hawthorne Bridge opening and closing, we spent a relaxing hour in the Park watching the world go past. A great free place on a sunny day, but with two words of warning. When using the seats on...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer is a fun time of year to enjoy outdoor events at Tom McCall Waterfront Park! Catch your favorite band with an ever impressive music lineup that is sure to please. The Rose Festival is coming soon and is a yearly event!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the west side of the Willamette River. While we were there it was mostly set up for a Cinco de Mayo festival. But we were still able to walk to and enjoy the views. You can get great views of the bridges and...More

Thank TheLoftins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great paths, beautiful Cherry trees, eclectic collection of people, fountains, and the beautiful bridges. There are consistently festivals here in the summer months, and the grass can get a little trampled, but the fountains are great and the people watching is always entertaining.

Thank SRBostonNW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of homeless hanging about but felt safe. Enjoyed the stroll. Easy to walk to from aw 2nd Ave. we then walked to the food trucks on de 5th/stark.

Thank dkbrannan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summer activities and events fill this park during the summer. Great place for walking or biking. Adjacent to the very busy Saturday market.

Thank sweetpea2006mitzi
Reviewed 19 April 2017

great place for the whole family and friends , during hot summer days and good food, great to cold off

Thank ryanjoseph94
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to have wide open spaces to walk in with my family. Saw the river, bridges and boats. Lots of runners enjoying the trail.

Thank ELBanks
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Such a beautiful time to go downtown and walk around. Pick a nice day and see the water and beautiful trees and flowers blooming. Sometimes there's homeless camps but usually they leave you alone if you leave them alone.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We walked along the waterfront both days. It was beautiful with flowers blooming, and the weather was good. We did bring umbrellas but they weren't needed, We enjoyed seeing the various bridges, and the calm water. Also with a transit pass, it was easy to...More

Thank moran1628
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Lisa s
Are the cherry blossoms beginning to bloom yet?
14 March 2017|
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When do the cherry trees blossom?
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Response from Sunshine061967 | Reviewed this property |
April/May usually, depending on how cold the weather has been
How much does this cost?
11 January 2015|
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Response from sjp1500 | Reviewed this property |
The waterfront park which is owned by the city of Portland is free except certain events. Even during events, one can still access to the park itself without any charge.