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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
+1 503 823 2223
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Ranked #37 of 311 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Running, Jogging, Biking
Description: Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
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Delaware, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This park is one of the places in Portland that is always lively and really reflects the flavor of the city. In the summer, it is the place for what seems to be nonstop festivals and events. Portland loves to celebrate summer outdoors. Here you have cyclists, families, tourists, homeless, lovers, joggers, locals sunbathing, business people taking lunch break......it is... More

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Granite Bay, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped by the Bite of Portland on a day that was very hot and humid. The park was dry and dusty. We have been to similar food sampling events in Seattle. This one was not worth the time or expense. W tried some salt and pepper chicken. It was tasty but tough. The lean sausages were too lean...dry and... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Any visit to PDX should include a stroll along the Willamette river via Tom Mc Call waterfront park.You can walk for an hour straight passing under several bridges which can be accessed by stairs if you want to walk to the east side of the river, where the OMSI museum is located (also recommended). At the south end is the... More

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Portland, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Been to this Park several times. There's a nice walk where there are stores, pizza and ice cream. Each time it's been a nice walk. There's also a water area that's pretty fun. Food nearby Newport Seafood Grill was pleasant but pricey if you sit inside on an occasion we sat outside and had ducks all around trying to get... More

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Davis, California
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234 reviews 234 reviews
21 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The park is one of the nicer amenities I've experienced in urban, downtown areas. It stretches for blocks along the Willamette River in downtown Portland. And for me it's also attractive as the location of the annual 4 (some years 5) day Waterfront Blues Festival, one of the largest in the U. S. This is my 3rd in the last... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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365 reviews 365 reviews
55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

had a short stay in Portland, and I decided to go to visit this park and take a walk by the Willamete River. The park is located in down town Portland. You can walk, jog, bike, walk your dog, and there seems to be a lots of office workers who have lunch there. I did not find the park was... More

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New Delhi, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lovely views of the Willamette river and the steel bridge. Relaxing place with people enjoying themselves! Had a lovely walk there midday.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

With great views of the river I'd recommend this to anybody visiting for the first time, but be prepared for crowded paths and lots of homeless people. Bike riding is good for the occasional cyclist who's looking to take it nice and slow, but not recommended for more serious cyclists due to the crowding. Worth seeing overall though, I'm local... More

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