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Skidmore Fountain

Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: Southwest First Avenue and Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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visit the saturday market

A beautiful scene for portland's saturday market. The grand old fountain, square and surroundings have changed little from their beginnings and the space is a wonderful place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Loma Linda, California

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Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A beautiful scene for portland's saturday market. The grand old fountain, square and surroundings have changed little from their beginnings and the space is a wonderful place to visit for the saturday market.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We could barely see this fountain on a recent Saturday during the Portland Farmer’s and Skidmore Markets. It was so crowded with market goers and filled with vendor tents that we didn’t realize where we were or looking at. The market was fun, but if you are actually interested in just seeing and taking pictures of the Skidmore Fountain then... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited Portland to be in a video shoot near the Riverfront Park Skidmore Fountain. It was a pleasant place with lots of people jogging, walking their dogs, just strolling. We saw some children running through the water, having lots of fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The area needs a little TLC, and cleaning up. Somewhat of a hub area for the Homeless. Best as a daytime visit. But only about a block from Voodoo Donuts

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Aiea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is not a spectacular fountain. It is historically significant for this area, however. It's also a gathering place on weekends for the Portland Saturday Market crowd, aging hippies and the ever-present homeless. On weekends (a Sunday in our case) there was a street performer. But, I have to admit I was constantly vigilant of people brushing up against me,... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I was following the eye candy with mindless enjoyment when we emerged at the Skidmore Fountain. I felt as if is stepped into a vortex. Wow I thought, a Three Od Cups. Then I dipped my hand in and the water was brilliantly cold. Take that, Pepsi! I was captivated and I came more and more to attention. You might... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hey Portland clean up your city. The last 2 times I have brought people in from out of town we went by the Skidmore fountain. We were harassed by the homeless people both times and we got to watch people take a leak on the sides of buildings in the area. The fountain was the best part though. There were... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I guess fountain enthusiasts would probably appreciate this more than me, but I was amazed and how less recognized this fountain in being as close as it is to downtown portland. I found around the skidmore block and there were some cool little shops and bars/breweries. Quick walk away from rock bottom and deschutes breweries, and steel and burnside bridges.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

The fountain is beautiful and in a nice square, but we almost didn't notice it for the weird tent city that is the Saturday Market and the 'street performers' and panhandlers encroaching on its space. The pictures of the empty square and fountain are much better for reflection and peace. The current configuration and atmosphere does not do justice to... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I gained a new appreciation for this fountain after reading the book by Eugene Snyder "Skidmore's Portland: his fountain and its sculptor : from buckboards to bustles". You can get it at any Portland library and it is a fast read, with photos from the early era of Portland. Back then, Skidmore fountain was the heart of Portland, and was... More 

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Additional Information about Skidmore Fountain

Address: Address: Southwest First Avenue and Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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