Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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Naito Pkwy (btwn SW Harrison & NW Glisan)
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 224-4400
Park, Landmark, Harbor / Marina
Mon–Sun: 5:00 AM–Midnight

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Great view of Waterfront Park!
  • Bring blankets or chairs cause there is geese shit everywhere.
  • 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.
  • Ride your bike or walk around the park. It's a great way to stay in shape!
  • Go for a walk....get some exercise!
  • Always love spending time at this park, have great views of the east side and reminds me of my childhood days and the Rose Festival. Just need to keep the homeless population under control.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great place to chill with a coffee or ride your bike and take in the scene.