How Waterfront Park Brought the Water to Portlanders

The pace of change in Portland can be maddening sometimes, but as we wait for the Albina Vision, the Green Loop, and the Duckworth Dock of our dreams to become a reality, it’s worth remembering that most local gems weren’t created overnight.

Take Waterfront Park. The idea for a riverfront park in downtown dates back to 1903, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the Harbor Drive freeway finally gave way to a public green space.

Check out our video to learn more about the history of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and stay tuned this month for our spotlight series on downtown.