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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Closed Now: 07:00 - 18:00
Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
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  • Average16%
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“blues festival”(15 reviews)
Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
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Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed today

Always something going on here. people just like to hang out and lots of great things happening. Great place to people watch and maybe grab a bite later.

Thank J A
Reviewed today

The Riverwalk and Saturday market were enjoyable and vey close to our hotel. Unfortunately, the exceptional number of homeless near the park and throughout the downtown area is distracting.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful detailed globe with all countries! And a charming pedestrian bridge to the island! Such a fun place and so beautiful!

Thank Dggwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is part of the walk along the Willamette in downtown Portland. The walkway is definitely worth visiting. It is a calm, green area with lots of flowers (at least when we visited). There were fewer homeless and less trash accumulated in this area...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband rented two electric bikes that we rode along the waterfront on a warm Saturday afternoon. Bikes, scooters, families with strollers, leashed dogs, skate boarders, and people of all ages shared the wide walkway. We passed places to eat or shop (Saturday Market). Grassy...More

Thank AnnKirby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant to walk along the river and view all the bridges along it. The only down side is the number of homeless people all along the way. No panhandling but they are a large presence.

Thank Bob7749
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tom McCall waterfront Park is the heart of Portland. All the festivals carnivals etc. are held here. It’s great to walk along the water see the boats go by and people watch. Saturday market is down in this area which is always a joy. Although...More

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day at work, a walk along the waterfront is just what I needed. Between the multiple fountains and the geese, it makes for a fun and relaxing area to just hang out or get some exercise.

Thank Tiffani D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your t-rip to Portland will not be complete without a slow stroll along Tom McCall Waterfront Park. You could easily spend all afternoon here. Bring a lawn chair and book or just enjoy the river walk hand-in-hand with your sweetheart! Bring a picnic lunch or...More

Thank alanbZ1732RQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this park. It’s great for walking along the river, watching the boats and enjoying the view. The Salmon Street fountain is great for kids and adventurous adults. The bikes and scooters can be a little aggressive when it’s crowded, so be aware.

Thank melindamccrady
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Roger M
12 March 2017|
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Response from Sunshine061967 | Reviewed this property |
April/May usually, depending on how cold the weather has been
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.