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Water falls due to gravity

A neat little park in the city. If i had a pillow I could have laid my head down and taken a nap... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
hockeyaw19
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
Beautiful water park surrounded by heavy foliage in downtown Portland....

Gorgeous way to cool off, or just relax with friends and family before attending a play or concert... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
gheadri
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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A fountain located in Portland.
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Gorgeous way to cool off, or just relax with friends and family before attending a play or concert at Keller Auditorium.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gheadri
Reviewed August 19, 2018

At its core this is a small plot of land with an elaborate man-made waterfalls where you can sit on the boundary walls. However it’s so nice and refreshing for the soul in the middle of downtown Portland.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 12, 2018

First of all, this fountain park is right in the middle of a very chaotic business district and it is rather difficult to maneuver around all the construction and traffic. If you're able to find a parking spot, awesome, but you will have to pay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We wanted to see this attraction during our visit to Portland, but when we go to the park, the water wasn't turned on, so we didn't stay.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allison M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

You get an idea of what it looks like with water but not the full image you will find on the internet. Good for 15 mins.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The Ira Keller (PDX Mayor at the time of construction) Forecourt Fountain is a gem of modern urban landscape design. Designed by Lawrence Halprin it is a modern interpretation of the waterfalls in the Oregon Cascades in concrete. The fountain reflects mountain streams, ponds, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Nothing spectacular about this Park close to the heart of Portland. Not sure how to rate a Park the size of one block. Block in Portland are small. Again - nice place - enjoyed listening to the water feature

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank christophlebl
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

There’s a sign up at the park that reads: “Historic park restoration. Fountain closed for remainder of 2018. This fountain is under renovation and will be shut down as we complete restoration of the four historic parks within the Portland open space sequence. Anticipated completion...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank TheSinator
Reviewed June 16, 2018

A neat little park in the city. If i had a pillow I could have laid my head down and taken a nap with the sweet sound of the falling water. Check it out if you're close.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hockeyaw19
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Great to walk and soak in the view of the Columbia River. Lots of bridges and fountains to see. People watching is always great and we loved walking on a summer day. Crowded but fun!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 957gaylee
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samanthataylor03
September 23, 2017|
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Response from bloodsy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see the fountain from the street. some access for wheel chairs
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Bethany W
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
The park is in downtown Portland,I would be greatly surprised if it was an off leash park. As the park occupies the entire city block and half of that the fountain itself, I am going to answer in the negative. Sorry
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