Tom Mccall Waterfront Park

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  • 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

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.

 Portland Farmers Market: March - December:

  • Saturdays - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Sundays - 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.

  • 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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  • Tom Mccall Waterfront Park Address: NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
  • Tom Mccall Waterfront Park Contact Number: +1-5038237529
  • Tom Mccall Waterfront Park Timing: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tom Mccall Waterfront Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Tom Mccall Waterfront Park(preferred time): 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
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  • 11.64% of people who visit Portland include Tom Mccall Waterfront Park in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tom Mccall Waterfront Park

People normally club together Lan Su Chinese Garden and Multnomah County Central Library while planning their visit to Tom Mccall Waterfront Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 02-Jan-2019

    This is where all the bums in Portland congregate and stagger around, this place reminds me of the show walking dead sometimes. It is still family friendly though to walk around but it’s best if you come when there is the Saturday market, it’s more fun.

  • Saturday Market is the best place for unique, handmade items you can't find anywhere else. Food is great too and there's music / entertainment as you explore. Only open from Spring to Christmas. 😕 You can spend a whole morning and afternoon there. When the market is closed, you can still walk the beautiful waterfront park.

  • Beautiful park located in downtown Portland filled with walkers and bicyclists moving along flanked by the Willamette River. Benches overlook the river as visitors enjoy the water and their picnic lunches. The trees along the paths are bright with the red orange leaves of fall. We spent a very relaxing afternoon here and left for Voodoo Donuts after watching people carrying their pink boxes around us.

  • A lovely stroll along the waterfront. Great way to get around the city. If you're walking around, definitely take this route. Especially s fun way to walk up to the Portland Saturday Market.

  • Great location by the river. Walking trail is well done. The negative is a lot of speeding bicyclist

  • Yeah, this is Portland. Not a whole lot else to say about it other than what you hear is true. Waterfront is a nice place but there are a lot of homeless people who now call it their home, so it's a little less nice. Not tht I don't feel for them and their plight, I do. Either way, it's a nice place for a stroll to see the water and strange people.

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