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Address: Portland, OR 97214
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Nice Getaway

The Eastbank Esplanade is a nice pathway in Portland. It is wide enough to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians alike. It runs along the Willamette River and passes by OrEgon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
joyl457
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Eastbank Esplanade is a nice pathway in Portland. It is wide enough to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians alike. It runs along the Willamette River and passes by OrEgon Museum of Science and Industry. There is a bike rental place right next to OMSI so tourists can ride to their heart's content.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Esplanade has a wonderful view of the Willamette River and downtown Portland. Nice wide trails with plenty of room for bikes and walkers..

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Thank LLP1957
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Wonderful multi-use trail along the waterfront. Loved the view and going over the Steel bridge and seeing all the Saturday market crafts. So glad I brought my bike. I walked from the NE side at first and then did the loop to Sellwood on my bike.

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Martinez, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This surely a fine amenity for the locals, and if, like us, you're visiting this area, it's a nifty structure to get you along the river side. It's pretty enough, but the freeway noise is bothersome, and mixing bicycles and pedestrians is always dodgy. The Steel Bridge is pretty cool.

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Thank Cameron M
Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Eastbank Esplanade has it's perks on sunny days, but you have to watch out for bicyclists. Most bicyclists are respectful, but some feel the esplanade belongs to them and only them. They should have to have a little bell and ring it before they wiz by you. You do have to watch out for the homeless too. Bless them,... More 

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Thank Ruth F
Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is an inspired project that adds to the entire population's quality of life. It is a broad walking/cycling path that runs on the eastside bank of the Willamette across from downtown. Many parts of the path are actually over the river. It is one of the longest "floating walkways" in the country. They are art... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Awesome views of downtown portland and a good amount of exercise to boot. You can park your car along one of the many Eastside streets and make the loop of the waterfront ~2.5 miles. I prefer to park on the North & South streets vs. the parking lots, given the amount of break-ins and smashed windows that I see. Just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The river can be pretty..... and also smell pretty awful. This $38-million boondoggle has been plagued since they started building it. But if you are a bike person... it is one of those things you just have to say you did... once.

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Thank PickyBaer
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is a very popular walking/biking path that links by crossing bridges with Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west bank of the Willamette River. Although the East side of this route can be noisy (part of it is right under I-5) it affords great views of the river, boating, and the city beyond.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great running route to see the city skyline. Wide enough for bikers, walkers and runners! Enjoy a stop at Vera's statue near Hawthorne Bridge to celebrate her vision for recreation.

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