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Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Known to Oregonians as just Waterfront Park, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy here.
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Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
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All reviews willamette river saturday market blues festival walk along the river nice walk great place for a walk water front bike ride west side portland spirit both sides downtown area stroll joggers fountain geese boats
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely park located along the Willamette River waterfront. It has a large lawn (unfortunately occupied by about 100 Canadian Geese) that slopes down to the river. Plenty of mature trees line the park and there are numerous benches to sit and people-watch....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed October 9, 2019

This park was a short walk from our hotel. It was nice a go out and walk along the river after sitting on a plane for several hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rtbond
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Wonderfull Esplanade to wander around aimlessly, to eat your lunch box. For jogging, Cycling or just to wander around. There are few restaurant near by and fountain.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ronit R
Reviewed September 28, 2019

I was glad to see that the waterfront park was clean and there were no homeless camped out there. My friend didn't want to go there- fearing encampments. We had to walk down several different streets to avoid their camps to get there, but once...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bonni O
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed strolling through the park along side the river. Need to watch out for the geese (and what they leave behind). Led us to the Saturday market. As this was our first visit to Portland we found it all interesting and relaxing

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed September 21, 2019

We heard about the homeless population and the unsafe/unsanitary conditions but truth be told we did see homeless people but not much else. We enjoyed our walk along the river bank on a clear September sunny morning. The park had its share of joggers and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kieran G
Reviewed September 18, 2019

unfortunately this has deteriorated over the years to be totally unsafe and unpleasant. I used to love to come to see the blooming cherry trees in the spring but I never go there now.. there are assaults, begging, human waste and general chaos

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Everytime I drive into the city there are tents and trash. Who would want to live in Portland and pay the high prices of rent when it is so littered and noisy. I really there is enabling because there are referral services available. In Northwest...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dianossess
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Tom McCall Park has been there for years and years. Lots of thing happen there. It's nice to stroll along the paved walk ways. Or ride a bike along it taking in the view and the Willamette River. It's great for laying on a blanket...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed September 1, 2019

I would not really call this very park-like. The grassy area is kind of dirty and not all that welcoming. But the river views are nice. We didn't linger here but walked through on our way from our hotel to OMSI. Portland is a great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lucia H
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Roger M
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Sunshine061967 | Reviewed this property |
April/May usually, depending on how cold the weather has been
January 11, 2015|
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Response from sjp1500 | Reviewed this property |
The waterfront park which is owned by the city of Portland is free except certain events. Even during events, one can still access to the park itself without any charge.