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Mill Ends Park

Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
503 823 2223
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Ranked #83 of 308 attractions in Portland
Type: Parks
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Bellingham, WA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is what it is. Funny story behind it. You will most likely be in the area doing something else so it wouldn't hurt to stop by but don't go out of your way to see this.

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Southern California
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77 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a funny side show attraction, and has a good story behind it, but I would not go out of my way to see this. This is one of those things that if you happen to be in the area, then stop by and snap a few shots and then tell your friends or family about it later.

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Salisbury, Maryland, US
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138 reviews 138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was sightseeing and just had to see the park. Took some great photos for my friends back east. What a great idea. Add it to your travel itinerary and you can visit the worlds smallest park.

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Pretty easy to find and walk to from downtown Portland. Read the info online before going or you'll miss it.

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Visiting downtown Portland, my best friend told me about this park; I couldn't believe it was as small as it was. It literally is just like crossing the street. The story behind it is interesting, it's on the street corner opposite of the seaside. If you're ever just walking around the boardwalk, it's definitely worth your time and the experience.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This park in one in a million. We rode by it on a Segway Tour - I'm glad the guide pointed it out, otherwise I would have missed it - it is that small. Check out the park online to see how special it is. I would definitely visit it again as the plantings change from season to sean.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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81 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I've seen this park a time or two on travel shows and I had to take a few minutes on our Portland trip to see this. After dodging raindrops at the Cinco De Mayo Festival, Mills End Park was just down the street from one of the exits. It is indeed the smallest park I have seen. It's just a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Let’s face it: there’s not a whole bunch to do in Portland as far as tourist attractions, especially when one of the alleged highlights is a bookstore. Hence, the Mill Ends Park is actually really worth seeing in Portland. It’s the world’s smallest park (per the Guinness Book of World Records) and it is tiny. It’s not super tricky to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Mill's End park is one of those quirky things that helps make Portland a unique place. The world's smallest park offers none of the amenities one might normally expect in a park, but it has it's own charm.

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Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

This is the world's smallest park, and it is so adorable! There is a sign on the west side of Naito Parkway that describes the history of the park, and how it came into being. The plantings inside the park change for the seasons--when we saw it, there were lots of flowers growing inside. Definitely worth a stop to see!

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