The city is bisected by the Willamette River (pronounced will-am-it) and connected by nine bridges.
From Pioneer Courthouse Square to the Willamette River and waterfront is only about 6 blocks, an easy walk. Or you can grab any number of buses (the #15, #20 or #77) that take you near the water’s edge.
What’s on the Waterfront?
Tom McCall Park — stretches for a mile or so on the west side.
The esplanade walkway covers a similar area on the east side.
On the west side, you’ll find:
- The Spirit of Portland Willamette River Tour
- Maritime Museum
- Small boat harbor
- The Saturday Market (on weekends)
- War memorial
On the east side:
- Railway Heritage Museum
- Jetboat Tour
- U.S. Blueback submarine tour
- OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).