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Scenic Urban Walkway

Nice urban walkway located on the banks of the Willamette adjacent to the downtown city center area. The trail runs throughout downtown to the South Waterfront area. The Saturday... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice urban walkway located on the banks of the Willamette adjacent to the downtown city center area. The trail runs throughout downtown to the South Waterfront area. The Saturday Portland Market is located on the walkway and a definite must visit on the weekends. Also good for biking and running.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

There are so many starting points for this multi-user (walkers, bicyclist, wheelchairs and strollers) urban paved trail. For this excursion I started at the Willamette River Parkway (Off of MaCadam Avenue perpendicular to Nebraska Ave) walking north in the late afternoon. The light was gorgeous as it filtered through the lingering rain clouds of the day. The river was speckled... More 

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Biwabik, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

It was suggested to me to walk on the ariverwalk along the Willamette River. This is a great walk with lots of bridges to view. I walked from Hawthorne to Burnside. While I was there it was Fleet Week and many military boats were parked along the ariverwalk for tours. The Maritime museum is also aboard a boat along the... More 

Thank KimberMN
Cupertino, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Several people told us that we needed to walk, or better yet ride along the River Walkway. Portland has done a great job building a beautiful open space with commanding views of east and west Portland. So we got on our comfortable shoes and set out. Sadly, this wonderful public space gets 5 stars for beauty but is overwhelmed by... More 

Thank groovology
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

On both sides of the Willamette River there is walkways to stroll or ride your bike. Very nice friendly city. Numerous bridges to cross tobthe other side.

Thank PilotMichael
White Rock, Canada
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320 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The walkway was packed with runers, walkers, fast and slow bikers. A place where you had to be on the lookout so you did not get run over. Also loads of bums and street folks. I would not do it again.

1 Thank David U
Northern California
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

The River Walk is approx 5 miles long and runs on both sides of the river right through the center of town. Portland has 12 bridges spanning the river and many have pedestrian walkways so you can cross back and forth across the river at will. I especially liked to start out right after daylight and walk the entire length,... More 

Thank lindamae10
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Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Rose Hotel. Directly across the street from the riverfront it was nice to have this scenic walkway along the river to catch the great views of the water, boats, bridges etc. caution be on the lookout for bikes and joggers everywhere. There is a different element of screamers as well. Portland has embraced its homeless community... More 

Thank DandHDirkse
Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

We loved being able to just stroll along on the walkway or pop down to the water side. With small coffee shops along the way this made for a very pleasurable stroll.

1 Thank dr-sea-breeze
Vancouver Island
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The River walk is interesting from a purely human perspective, the city has done nothing to preserve the parks grass and as such its basically sand and mud most of the way. I though hippies were extinct. Not so! they have all moved to the river walkway and I felt like we were in the age of aquarius as we... More 

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