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While the fountain itself is beautiful and in close proximity to the Saturday Market, the area in general has dropped off significantly in the past 5 years. It's a shame because this is such a great area of Portland. Go during the day.
The Skidmore fountain is actually a pretty area. The old architecture that are still remaining and the fountain is self are quite beautiful. Do a little history studying before you go down so you’ll be more knowledgeable of the area. Saturday market right there lots...More
This is a cool old part of Portland. The problem is that the cool old part of Portland has always been home to a seedier element, and it still holds true today. I would not let my kiddos run free here - too many needles...More
We had a very difficult time finding this and almost gave up. My GPS did not take me to the right place. We talked to a couple of people and a police officer on the street. Then my son used his Maps on his phone...More
The fountain was much more interesting to look at and study after our guide shared the history. It was also interesting to learn that every metropolitan block contained public art. We started seeing art everywhere after learning this fact. I discovered the PDX public art...More
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.
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...More
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.