Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Park, Waterfront, Landmark
Naito Pkwy (btwn SW Harrison & NW Glisan)
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 224-4400
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am
5:00am - 12:00am



  • During the 2008 US Presidential Election an estimated 75,000 people, the largest gathering in the entire campaign, gathered here to see Barack Obama. The park has also hosted many Rose Festival events
  • Great view of Waterfront Park!
  • If it's hot, stop at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain to cool off. If you want to ride further, cross the Steel Bridge to pedal the Eastbank Esplanade.
  • The view is amazing. Plenty of benches
  • Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park opened in 1978 as Downtown Waterfront Park. It was renamed after Tom McCall in 1984 for halting and removing Harbor Drive and creating a waterfront urban greenway.
  • Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park was named one of the Great Places in America in 2012 by the American Planning Association which awards the park for its enjoyable, safe, and desirable features.
  • Ride your bike or walk around the park. It's a great way to stay in shape!
  • Go for a walk....get some exercise!
  • I think that Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park provides a great opportunity for biking and walking to work if you work in Downtown Portland, because Naito Parkway doesn't have a bike lane.
  • The story of Tom McCall Park is part of the "death row" of America's urban highways -- and a perfect example of what to do when a big road no longer makes sense.
  • Late night views of the river are spectacular!
  • Good events but the city does nothing to make clean and inviting for families
  • Good place to sport, hang out!
  • Nice place for a leisurely stroll.
  • It's beautiful
  • beer fest!!!
  • Nice park to take a stroll by the water. Good views of the many bridges in Portland.
  • One of my favorite spots to catch the cherry blossoms every spring or just enjoy the sunshine.
  • Just did the shamrock run starting here. Always seems a well run and is great fun. Whoever manages this area is doing a great job
  • A great place to go for a bike ride or walk on a sunny day. Just be aware of your surroundings as certain areas can be unsafe.

Nearby places

50-98 OR-99W (at SW Ankeny & Naito Pkwy)
22 SW 3rd Ave (at SW Ankeny St)
501-695 SW Naito Pkwy (SW Salmon St.)