North Park Blocks

Park, Basketball Court, Playground
300 NW Park Ave (btwn NW Gilsan St & W Burnside St)
Portland, OR 97209


  • With two rows of huge trees, it is a very shaded park, so it stays comfortable on the hottest summer days.
  • Head a few blocks south to the South Park Blocks unless you have a thing for sketchy parks.
  • Garmin "the little guy" and company climb through the playground here in their scavenger hunt in Portlandia S2 E4
  • Nice kids park but keep an eye out for shady types who linger.
  • You can see Grimm's Portland Police department from here.
  • Alright, apparently there has been some confusion about the statue, which is odd because it's pretty cut and dry. It's an ELEPHANT. Not a camel, not a "camelephant". Slow curtain, the end.
  • Lots of shady characters but also cool events sometimes.
  • Definitely usually parking here.
  • Fun statues and great open spaces
  • Play bocce if you want, but ptanque balls feel better in your hand.
  • Great place to walk the dogs, watch people, play games (boccce, basketball), watch kids on the playground, or just lie in the sun.
  • Great place near NedSpace Old Town to be outside in the shade to read or catch up on work outside of the office.

Nearby places

1005 W Burnside St (at NW 10th Ave.)
210 NW 11th Ave (at NW Davis St)
810 NW 11th Ave (NW Johnson St)