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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Address: Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 503 823 2223
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Ranked #31 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, Jogging, Biking
Owner description: Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
Attraction details
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, Jogging, Biking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Waterfront Park is a great place for a walk or run with great paths, green spaces, and frequent events. Events such as Cinco de Mayo, Beer Fest, and Rose Festival Fun Center can get pretty crowded. Good for a stroll and visiting Saturday Market and any of the local restaurants, great view of the river.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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372 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In several visits to Portland I've found that this is a place to which I'm drawn, particularly early in the morning, just to stroll along the river and decompress. The scenery looking out toward the river consists mostly of an eclectic collection of bridges, from the Steel Bridge near the Oregon Convention Center to the Hawthorne Bridge farther down, though... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This park overlooks the Willamette River from 100 foot high cliffs and the new suspension bridge is visible to the south. The park could use a couple more benches and trash cans were overflowing, but it was a holiday weekend. Garden needs a little maintenance as growing season has been over a month.

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Porter, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

At the time of my visit the waterfront park was filled with geese. It was an unusual sight for me as geese are not that common where I live and hundreds of geese were in the grass walking, sleeping and talking to each other. The geese did not seem to be fearful of humans and would slowly walk away from... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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299 reviews 299 reviews
77 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We didn't get to explore all of the Waterfront Park. The main reason for going was the Portland Saturday Market (also there on Sunday) which features a surprising amount of quality crafts as opposed to mass-produced tourist trinkets. The park has bike paths, open green areas all the way down to the water and it stretches for a good long... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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217 reviews 217 reviews
53 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A really nice place to to a bike ride or walk along the waterfront. Many activities are staged here along the length of the waterfront and it is a nice escape from the urban mayhem. There is a public unisex restroom (surprisingly clean for a public restroom). There can be a many homeless about the green ways and it seems... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fun and scenic (changing) ride with downtown eastside residential. A little of everything. On an earlier a.m. spectacular sunny fall day rode this whole loop yesterday - FUN!

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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
75 attraction reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wonderful and active throughout the day and into the evening. Had a conference at the other side of the park so ended up walking through at least a couple of times a day over a week. The place is alive with families, children, young people and every one else mixing and co-existing. With the Saturday market at one end and... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were looking forward to taking a nice stroll along the waterfront because we heard it was beautiful and a definite must for Portland. It was definitely beautiful and we were able to take a great deal of pictures. However, the park was packed with bike riders, joggers, and a horde of homeless. I'm not sure if it was the... More 

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Ronald, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I had to check my date, indeed it was Tuesday morning. There were so many people riding bikes, jogging, reading, visiting and just plain lounging I thought it must be a weekend. I actually rode my bike through the park and made a big loop up one side of the Willamette River and down the other. Very very interesting and... More 

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