Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park featuring landscape views and a garden as well as a couple

Cool off in the fountain, walk or bike the paths, or take in a festival at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Spend any time in Portland and you will no doubt find yourself drawn to this locals’ favorite, which they simply call Waterfront Park.

Many visitors from other cities envy Portlanders’ attractive green space in the heart of the city. Stroll along the banks of the Willamette River and in no time you will forget that you are only minutes away from the hubbub of a busy commercial center. The wide, tree-lined paths filled with joggers, cyclists and dog walkers make for a pleasant atmosphere any time of year, although summer is when this park really comes alive.

Join the dozens of families who like to cool off in the waters of the ornate fountain, Salmon St Springs. With 185 water jets, there is room for everyone. On Saturday and Sunday from March through December, the Market Pavilion showcases locally made arts and crafts. This outdoor market started in 1974 and is the longest running of its kind in the United States. As well as handmade items, the market has an international food court with booths offering anything from Nepalese-style dumplings to Philly steak sandwiches.

As you make your way around the park you will notice several statues and memorials. Notable among these is a monument to the Battleship Oregon, a U.S. naval ship built in 1893. There is also the Japanese-American Historical Plaza, which commemorates the Japanese citizens held in inland World War II prisoner-of-war camps.

The park hosts many city festivals. There’s a Waterfront Blues Festival in early July, and the Oregon Brewers Festival in late July. Oregon Bite showcases the best of all things culinary in August, and the Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival is held in November.

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The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1355 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR
The price is $118 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
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Hotel Eastlund
Hotel Eastlund
4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $133 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Lloyd District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center. Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Pioneer Courthouse ...
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Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
4 out of 5
375 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR
The price is $135 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
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Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
3.5 out of 5
50 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR
The price is $86 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
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4.5 out of 5
1355 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR
The price is $118 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
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4 out of 5
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The price is $133 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
4 out of 5
375 NE Holladay St, Portland, OR
The price is $135 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
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The Bidwell Marriott Portland
4 out of 5
520 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $111 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel
The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
545 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is $127 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is $109 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
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Hotel Vance, Portland, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Hotel Vance, Portland, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1455 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR
The price is $111 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
4 out of 5
601 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
The price is $125 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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