Fountain town

Portland, Oregon is a city filled with fountains. Since the region is blessed with an abundant water supply, fountains are everywhere – in parks, in squares, on street corners, in the middle of avenues, at the entrance of buildings, under highways. You can’t walk around without seeing one.

So it’s really neat that Portland Parks & Recreation realized the popularity of these features and developed a self-guided walking tour of the ones downtown. Here are a few examples I saw when I took the two-hour tour recently.

Two of the most famous fountains on the tour were the Lovejoy Fountain and Ira Keller Fountain. You can read more about them in Lawrence Halprin’s Portland Legacy.

To download the fountain tour brochure and map, visit Portland’s Municipal Fountains.