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Address: Portland, OR 97214
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Nice views of downtown, great for walking and running

Popular passageway on the river that locals use for walking, jogging, cycling. It offers a nice view of the downtown area on the other side of the river. There are no bars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Popular passageway on the river that locals use for walking, jogging, cycling. It offers a nice view of the downtown area on the other side of the river. There are no bars, restaurants, public restrooms and coffee-shops along the way since it's nothing but a nice patch along the rived made for enjoying the weather and views.

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Thank stric75
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This walk is always so much fun to do as it is fairly flat and you walk along the Willamette River the entire time, just on the two different sides of the river and over the water via the Hawthorne Bridge and the Steel Bridge. Yes, you must dodge some bikers and baby carriages on nice days, but it is... More 

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Thank LaurieB980
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a wide and well groomed pathway that runs along the east side of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. In some places, it is on piers in the river and others, paved and running along the shore. Great views of downtown and the Willamette. Fast moving locals use this to commute and exercise so pay attention to where... More 

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Thank jpora
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Eastbank Esplanade is a nice pathway in Portland. It is wide enough to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians alike. It runs along the Willamette River and passes by OrEgon Museum of Science and Industry. There is a bike rental place right next to OMSI so tourists can ride to their heart's content.

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Thank joyl457
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Esplanade has a wonderful view of the Willamette River and downtown Portland. Nice wide trails with plenty of room for bikes and walkers..

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Thank LLP1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Wonderful multi-use trail along the waterfront. Loved the view and going over the Steel bridge and seeing all the Saturday market crafts. So glad I brought my bike. I walked from the NE side at first and then did the loop to Sellwood on my bike.

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Thank S4929MKsusans
Martinez, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This surely a fine amenity for the locals, and if, like us, you're visiting this area, it's a nifty structure to get you along the river side. It's pretty enough, but the freeway noise is bothersome, and mixing bicycles and pedestrians is always dodgy. The Steel Bridge is pretty cool.

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Thank Cameron M
Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Eastbank Esplanade has it's perks on sunny days, but you have to watch out for bicyclists. Most bicyclists are respectful, but some feel the esplanade belongs to them and only them. They should have to have a little bell and ring it before they wiz by you. You do have to watch out for the homeless too. Bless them,... More 

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Thank Ruth F
Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is an inspired project that adds to the entire population's quality of life. It is a broad walking/cycling path that runs on the eastside bank of the Willamette across from downtown. Many parts of the path are actually over the river. It is one of the longest "floating walkways" in the country. They are art... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Awesome views of downtown portland and a good amount of exercise to boot. You can park your car along one of the many Eastside streets and make the loop of the waterfront ~2.5 miles. I prefer to park on the North & South streets vs. the parking lots, given the amount of break-ins and smashed windows that I see. Just... More 

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