Tom Mccall Waterfront ParkCurrently Open
- Address: NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
- Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5038237529
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Waterfront, Park, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids
Tom Mccall Waterfront Park - Review
Stretching along the west bank of the Willamette River, this long and narrow park runs from the north to south. It is about 30 acres in size, and very popular for many recreational activities - jogging, walking, biking, skateboarding, and basketball. It’s a great place to people and boat watch too.
The main zones of the park can be divided into The Esplanade, the bowl, the Salmon Street Springs, the John Yeon building, and the central lawn. Keep an eye out for two monuments: the Battleship Oregon Memorial, with a 1976-2076 time capsule sealed at its base; the Police Memorial; Friendship Circle for sister city Sapporo, Japan; the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain; and the Founders Stone commemorating the men who flipped a coin to decide this city’s name.
The park is a popular venue for some important annual cultural festivals - the Rose Festival, the Waterfront Blues Festival, Oregon Brewers Festival, the Pride Festival and the Bite of Oregon festival. But the most important event is probably the Portland Saturday Market, the largest continuously operated arts and crafts market in the United States.
Tom Mccall Waterfront Park Hours
Portland Farmers Market: March - December:
- Saturdays - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- Sundays - 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.
How To reach Tom Mccall Waterfront Park by Public Transport
- MAX Blue and Red Lines stop Skidmore Fountain MAX Station
- MAX Green and Orange Lines stop NW 5th & Couch MAX Station
- Portland Streetcar A-Loop; Bus 6 stop NE M L King & E Burnside
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11.7% of people who visit Portland include Tom Mccall Waterfront Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
30.43% of people start their Tom Mccall Waterfront Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tom Mccall Waterfront Park
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Tom Mccall Waterfront Park, Portland Reviews
Went to the Saturday Market. Had a good time. Told my kid to stay close. Interesting items for sale. Lots of homeless people lying around and bringing the value down. Also, couldn't find a pop to save my life. Not a place I would go regularly but nice to visit every few years. Really expensive to park downtown.
This is one of the places that really makes Portland. The views are phenomenal and it's very walkable. The bridges are all unique. There's a marina on the South end of the path, and shops/ restaurants. Further north on the roughly one mile walk there's boat rides. I've been on a jetboat, and Portland Spirit river cruise. On a clear day it's wonderful, but always worth seeing.
We walked through the park on our way to the Saturday morning market. It's very well kept and has a nice walk along the river. I don't know what accommodations it has as far as picnic tables or restrooms. But a nice walk nonetheless.
I've always loved spending time down here and just people watching, and meeting new people from all over the globe. Now that my kids are old enough to walk around and explore with me it is one of my favorite places to spend time checking out all the different shops at the Saturday market and different events hosted all year long.
The water for kids to play in was awesome. It was just fountains that shoot water but kids were having fun. It was a great way for my niece to cool off. Plus the river was amazing to watch. We sat on the edge top eat our lunch and we will return.