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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-823-2223
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Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“saturday market” (33 reviews)
“rose festival” (22 reviews)
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Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Downtown
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"willamette river"
in 51 reviews
"saturday market"
in 33 reviews
"rose festival"
in 22 reviews
"steel bridge"
in 15 reviews
"cinco de mayo"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 17 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 12 reviews
"river traffic"
in 4 reviews
"maritime museum"
in 6 reviews
"burnside bridge"
in 8 reviews
"water front"
in 6 reviews
"east side"
in 11 reviews
"bike ride"
in 9 reviews
"portland spirit"
in 6 reviews
"both sides"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"food trucks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will find a perfect mix of joggers, homeless and tourists, with the eventual needle collector and he guy talking to himself. Is worth the walk and it's a lively area of the city, with some views and in general, a very recommended walk in...More

Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoy the river, the cityscape and the people who live here...this riverfront park has it all, including some great canadian geese!!

Thank mp1759
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Great views and the perfect place to get a nice run in. Clean for the most part and well taken care of.

Thank Hannah K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Not really that much of a park, and certainly on a cold winter weekday there wasn't much on offer. It's an excellent place for a run, jog or bike ride and there are some interesting plantings along the way with good photo ops of some...More

Thank pookala
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We walked by late and it was a pretty boring park, full of homeless people. I mean it felt safe, but it's just not the best city park, especially in Portland that has some excellent parks to compare against.

1  Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I could not believe how many booths there were for the Saturday market - I could have easily spent hours walking through (and spending money!)

Thank lindavanv39
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We parked on the street at Salmon St and SW 1st Ave, fed the meter and ventured off to the Saturday Market. It was about a 1/2 mile walk along the river from the car to the market. Plenty of people were out in the...More

Thank billgilbert
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This park goes along a stretch of the west side of the Willamette River right in the heart of downtown Portland. From March to Christmas Eve there is a Saturday Market right near the Burnside Bridge where craft vendors and food carts come to sell...More

Thank gjfromwa
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Tom McCall's Park, dotted with homeless and debris in areas when we visited last month, is a cry from what it was when it was developed and named for him in the '80's. Tom McCall initiated and supported some of our country's first beautification and...More

1  Thank M H
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Pretty way to see the Portland bridges. Pretty way to see the Willamette River, too. There were some people on bikes, jogging, walking, and taking pictures. There was a fountain, too.

1  Thank NinaCa
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Roger M
12 March 2017|
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Response from Sunshine061967 | Reviewed this property |
April/May usually, depending on how cold the weather has been
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Kt97267
12 January 2015|
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Response from sjp1500 | Reviewed this property |
The waterfront park which is owned by the city of Portland is free except certain events. Even during events, one can still access to the park itself without any charge.
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