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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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Address: Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503 823 2223
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Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor...

Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.

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Great place for a walk

I love walking along the Tom McCall waterfront. The paths are nice and you feel safe. At one part there are some shops and ice-cream if you fancy a treat. Great place for a walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim D
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always enjoy the waterfront on a sunny day. I have seen many places and this still remains one of my favorites.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great area for a stroll. Plenty more to do and see nearby, but ooo... the traffic. Best to go on a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Mark S
Europe
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love walking along the Tom McCall waterfront. The paths are nice and you feel safe. At one part there are some shops and ice-cream if you fancy a treat. Great place for a walk with friends.

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Thank Kim D
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views, and good for a walk or jog or picnic. But otherwise, there is little to do; it would be hard to fill more than an hour or two here.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Portland is lovely. And this is a great place to walk your dog, or just see the city. We loved taking our time along the grass, watching our dog chase Geese and smell, drink and avoid the water. Again - if you are new to Portland, visiting or need a place to walk, run or get some fresh air -... More 

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Estacada, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We come downtown between Christmas and New Years to celebrate our anniversary and take in the city lights. The Pioneer Courthouse tree was estecially spectacular this year. They took it down this weekend, so you'll have to wait till next year!!

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Thank 889RonK
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our walking group walks along the river (it's called the Tom McCall Waterfront Park) several times a week. It's always beautiful. A week ago it was sun gleaming down on the river with fog off in the distance. A few days ago it was the surprise at the debris in the swollen river. You can go a surprising distance: go... More 

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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great time to spend and see these beauty views of Portland. A lot of refreshments available to make an unique experience of this place.

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Thank Tal R
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Love this part of town. Much going on all the time. People watching is easy here. There a variety of places around the water front to enjoy, food or drink. You can bring you lunch and sit and watch the boats or people. Many people walk, bike and run around this area. You will see people from all walks of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

On each trip to Portland, I've made a point to stop and take in the views from this park. It's one of many great locations to people watch, stop and enjoy a moment or just clear the mind. It's a hotbed of activity for runners and walkers, and is within walking distance to many restaurants, bars, farmers markets and shops.... More 

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