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A Fabulous Floating Path Along The Easbank of The Willamette River

The Eastbank Esplanade is a path along the east side of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. This path is used by people walking, jogging, and riding bicycles. It extends 1.5... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eastbank Esplanade is a path along the east side of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. This path is used by people walking, jogging, and riding bicycles. It extends 1.5 miles from the Steel Bridge and runs all the way south to the Hawthorn Bridge. The Esplanade has been available to the public since May 2001 when it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great place to ride with your bike on a nice sunny day and there are lots of people walking around.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great view of the city. you can walk or just sit. be careful of bikers though. They are ruthless but do give you warning. You can walk quite a distance along the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Popular passageway on the river that locals use for walking, jogging, cycling. It offers a nice view of the downtown area on the other side of the river. There are no bars, restaurants, public restrooms and coffee-shops along the way since it's nothing but a nice patch along the rived made for enjoying the weather and views.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This walk is always so much fun to do as it is fairly flat and you walk along the Willamette River the entire time, just on the two different sides of the river and over the water via the Hawthorne Bridge and the Steel Bridge. Yes, you must dodge some bikers and baby carriages on nice days, but it is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a wide and well groomed pathway that runs along the east side of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. In some places, it is on piers in the river and others, paved and running along the shore. Great views of downtown and the Willamette. Fast moving locals use this to commute and exercise so pay attention to where... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 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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