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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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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Running, Jogging, Biking
Description: 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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Wonderful place to walk in the morning

I attended a conference at the Marriott Hotel on the waterfront in downtown Portland. Every morning I walked across the street to the waterfront park to go for my morning walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
KathyFromOregon
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Keizer, Oregon

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to wile away hours on a sunny hot day. Many festivals are staged here along the Willamette River. Trains and busses stop here. Great place to people watch and river watch.

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Keizer, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I attended a conference at the Marriott Hotel on the waterfront in downtown Portland. Every morning I walked across the street to the waterfront park to go for my morning walk. What beautiful scenery and each bridge has it's own characteristics. Lots of bikes, joggers and people walking. Such a fit city. The only downfall was walking past so many... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to run, stroll, or just hang out. The city does a good job keeping up appearances- watering lawns, caring for established plants, cleaning up after festivals. Really lovely in the spring when cherry trees bloom. Continue over the Hawthorne, or Steel Bridge and enjoy the East side esplanade. All walkable or rideable by bike. Yes, there are homeless... More 

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Sellwood86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots going on here -- Jazz/music festivals, oldies performers, Taste of Portland, etc. Portland does have a significant homeless population; many times I've seen individuals sleeping in the park or asking for money.

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Sanibel, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Pack a suit and a towel. They have a pretty water play area for the kids. The water sprayers changed direction and keep the kids interested for a while. Lots of little places to eat and shop near. Pretty views and nice grassy area.

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austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A former freeway now converted to a wonderful parkland, this area affords access to the river. Many events are. Held here throughout the year, including the weekend market and the famous Waterfront not Blues Fest.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of Portland's outdoor venues for concerts, Rose Festival activities, walking, biking, the doggie dash and more. We love walking through that area regularly...you can't beat the people watching. You can definitely witness why Portland has its reputation of embracing all types of folks. It's one of the reasons Portland is so cool!

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great park with a lot going on - well worth the walk or a ride or even a run . We even saw a unicyclist if that is your pace .The people watching is great -the homeless add to the color .The Sunday market was fabulous with great arts and food booths

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was a beautiful and hot day for the Annual Rose Festival. I was disappointed that our Navy would not commit more ships like in the past. The Canadian Navy made a better presentation.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for a quick get away with kids to play in the water and just walk the waterfront great food and shopping close by a good time can be had by everyone.

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Additional Information about Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Address: Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503 823 2223
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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