Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park Review
Named for a former governor revered for his statewide land-use planning initiatives, this park stretches north along the Willamette River for about a mile to Burnside Street. Broad and grassy, Waterfront Park's got a fine ground-level view of downtown Portland's bridges and skyline. Once an expressway, it's now the site for many events, among them the Rose Festival, classical and blues concerts, Cinco de Mayo, and the Oregon Brewers Festival. The arching jets of water at the Salmon Street Fountain change configuration every few hours, and are a favorite cooling-off spot during the dog days of summer.
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