Posts Tagged ‘Willamette river’

Salmon Street Springs

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Salmon Springs FountainWhat’s to Love: Salmon Street Springs is located in downtown Portland right next to the waterfront. The fountain has some nice features including a circle of spraying jets operating in several different patterns. There is plenty of room to run around, even if you don’t want to get completely soaked.

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Hebb Park

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Paved Bike Path at Hebb parkWhat’s to Love: For Willamette River access, Hebb Park cannot compare to the beauty and cleanliness of Willamette Park, or George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego. However, Hebb Park will certainly provide a more relaxed atmosphere with manageable crowds. Plus, if you’re looking for a casual fishing experience off a dock or the shore, this is a pretty good choice.

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Springwater Corridor/Eastbank Esplanade

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Heading North on the Springwater TrailWhat’s to Love: This is one of the best and most accessible bike paths within a short distance from downtown Portland. The Springwater Corridor trail “…is the major southeast segment of the 40-Mile Loop which was inspired by the 1903 Olmsted plan of a parkway and boulevard loop to connect park sites. The eventual developed trail will be over 21 miles long” (source). If you’re a southeast Portland resident, you’re probably very familiar with biking along this trail. Whether it’s making your way to the Sellwood Bridge, Oaks Amusement Park, OMSI or downtown Portland, this is your ticket to a great family ride.

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