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Skidmore Fountain

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Oct 27, 2018
“The Fountain”
Aug 27, 2018
“Some of Portland’s history”
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Southwest First Avenue and Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MelissaO4
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ruth F
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Fountain is located at the corner of Ankeny and 1st Ave in the heart of the Portland Saturday Market area. This is a great place to watch the street performers. Originally built in 1888.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed February 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank annecleve
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Very interesting fountain in Portland . If not careful you would ride right by this unique site in Portland. The uniqueness of this site makes it one of those off beat spots to take in.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Alvin D
Reviewed July 13, 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank desirees667
Reviewed July 8, 2015

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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank dragonflytw65
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.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank QuietAmerican1
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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank MitchPhyllis65
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.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Marilyn M
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