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“Pretty walk, but not a lot to do”

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
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Owner description: Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
Laurel, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pretty walk, but not a lot to do”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I visited Portland in October, so most of the boat tours were closed for the season. However, we did walk along the water and enjoyed the views of the different bridges.

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Dragon Boats!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Starting in late March the giant painted Dragon Boats are parked at the end of the pier. You can often see the teams practicing on the river. The big Dragon boat event each year is the last weekend of the Rose Festival. The grassy bowl area is turned into a giant paddler festival. Other times of the year there are concerts on the lawn. There are a few restaurants along the walkway but fewer bathrooms. That is the one complaint, not enough public bathrooms. Parking can be a bit of a challenge.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“THE FACE OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND...”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Facing the beautiful Willamette River by the eastside, it is the traditional location of the amazing Rose Festival festivities and fun center with full sized navy battleships moored by this river during the festival...Big concert also showcased in this park and mild fireworks were lighted during July 4rth...The north side is the home of the Saturday Outdoor Market and also the whole park is a favorite place for joggers around town...The best angle for picture shots were taken at the east side bank of the river that reflects the downtown buildings at the background...

Visited June 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Scenic”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

On the edge of downtown Portland, the Waterfront is a very nice park with great views of the River and of downtown. The Flea Market on Saturday mornings is also pretty cool.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“beautiful!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

we usually go to the waterfront during the summer and this year we did a couple of 5K walk/runs. Nice flat area with lots of people walking by.

Visited August 2012
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