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Portland Sights

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

  • SE Water Ave. between Hawthorne Bridge and Steel Bridge Map It
  • Southeast
  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Updated 10/28/2014

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A stroll along this 1½-mile pedestrian and cycling path across from downtown is one of the best ways to experience the Willamette River and Portland's bridges close-up. Built in 2001, the esplanade runs along the east bank of the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steele bridges, and features a 1,200-foot walkway that floats atop the river, a boat dock, and public art. Pedestrian crossings on both bridges link the esplanade to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, making a 3-mile loop.

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SE Water Ave. between Hawthorne Bridge and Steel Bridge, Central East Side, Portland, Oregon, 97239, United States

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