Eastbank Esplanade20 Votes Currently Open
- Address: SE Water Ave & Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Bridge, Walking Area, Family And Kids
The name refers to both the park on the river and the long pedestrian and bicycle floating walkway that runs over the waters of Willamette River on the East Bank. The Esplanade goes on for 2.4 kilometers. While it is short on amenities, it does offer some of the greatest views of Portland you are likely to get. The path goes below highways, below the Burnside Bridge, below the Morrison Bridge, ending just short of Hawthorne Bridge. As it is quite a popular spot for both pedestrians and cyclists, you're advised not to go too fast. It is rather narrow after all and you would not want to knock anyone into the water. There are four pieces of public art on the walkway, created by RIGGA, a collective of local artists. The walkway is said to give the sensation of walking on water.
How to Reach Eastbank Esplanade
- Portland Streetcar A-Loop; Bus 6 stop SE M L King & Morrison
- Portland Streetcar B-Loop stop SE Grand & Belmont
- By Bus: 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 stop Hawthorne Bridge
- By Car
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0.45% of people who visit Portland include Eastbank Esplanade in their plan
33.33% of people start their Eastbank Esplanade visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Eastbank Esplanade
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eastbank Esplanade
Eastbank Esplanade Reviews & Ratings
Absolutely breathtaking views of the river area and bridges! So clean and welcoming.
It a nice place to veiw the skyline of Portlands crazy building.
LOVE THIS PLACE! ITS MY FAVORITE PLACE IN DOWNTOWN
Nice view of the river, convenient walking and biking. However, dirty and the walkways and sidewalks are not well kept.
It is okay but the area needs more to make it more attractive.