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Tom McCall Waterfront Park free

SW River Drive | Portland, OR 97204 | Official website
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  • Type: Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.6)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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This mile-long park -- named for a former Oregonian governor -- stretches along the Willamette River in Downtown Portland, providing breathtaking views of the city's skyline. And because of its prime location, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park hosts many of Portland's special events, including the ever-popular Oregon Brewers Festival and the rowdy Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Plus it's the perfect spot for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.

But even when the city isn't celebrating, there's plenty to do here. Learn about Portland's seafaring days at the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum or cool down at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain. If you're in need of a bite to eat, head to bustling RiverPlace, which not only features restaurants, but specialty shops and boating facilities as well. For more information on what to do here, check out the Tom McCall Waterfront Park page  on the Portland Parks and Recreation website.

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