Portland Sights

Director Park

  • 815 S.W. Park Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Low on greenery but high on gathering space, this 2009 addition to the city's downtown park blocks was designed as a public piazza—it hides a 700-space parking garage below. A glass canopy–light display provides cover, and a fountain dedicated to teachers cools off summer visitors. Chess players enjoy the giant (it's 16 feet square) board with 25-inch-high pieces, available on a first-come, first-served basis. There's a branch of Elephants Delicatessen—great for salads, burgers, milk shakes, and adult beverages—with both indoor and outdoor seating on the piazza.

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815 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States

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Published 01/25/2016

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