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“Worlds smallest Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mill Ends Park

Mill Ends Park
Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
503 823 2223
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Ranked #89 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Utah
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“Worlds smallest Park”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great to say you've been to the World's Smallest Park”
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. It's fun knowing and talking about the smallest park in the world! You'll be surprised how many people in Portland have never been to it or even heard of it. Also, right about now the tree looks like the one from Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!

Visited October 2012
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“Take the time to see this little park”
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.

Visited September 2012
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“World's Smallest Park”
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 little tree in the middle of the street, but it does have a charm to it which I like. There is a sign on the west side of the street describing the history of this unique park. Worth seeing on a stroll through the Downtown Portland area.

Visited May 2012
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“Something to see and say you've seen.”
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 find, but do your research beforehand so you have an idea of where you’re going. The park is located on the median of the busy street, but adjacent to a crosswalk. On the building side of the street, there is an information plaque with a cute little story of the park’s origins. In short, when you’re wondering around Portland trying to play tourist, check it out just so you can say, “I’ve been to the world’s smallest park.”

Visited January 2012
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