Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Type: Parks, Public Spaces
Although Pioneer Courthouse Square and Powell's Books are often referred to as Portland's "living rooms," Tom McCall Park could also be named as such. Even in bad weather, a multitude of people... Read More
Although Pioneer Courthouse Square and Powell's Books are often referred to as Portland's "living rooms," Tom McCall Park could also be named as such. Even in bad weather, a multitude of people congregate along the riverfront, and on nice days, families, bikers, bladers, and joggers all find a way to coexist peacefully. The park is also the site of many of the city's big events, including the Blues Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and many events associated with the Rose Festival. It was under Governor McCall's leadership that Harbor Drive was demolished and replaced by this park in the mid-1970s.
- Daily 5am-Midnight
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Tom McCall Waterfront park offers beautiful views and free entertainment.
- Best for Parks Because: It's the perfect place for the entire family to spend a Saturday.
- Best for Attractions near Moda Center Because: Just across the river from the Moda Center is Waterfront park home of the Saturday market a must when in Portland.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Tom McCall Waterfront Park is an award winning green space show casing Portland's beautiful waterfront.