Outbound Collective logo

Run Along Waterfront Park

Portland, Oregon

4.5/5
based on 5 reviews

Description

Added by Lorene Voskinarian

A quick urban run that makes you forget you're in the city. Fun scenery and people along the Willamette River. It’s an easy 2.6 mile loop.

Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun people enjoying this urban park.

From the Salmon Street Springs fountain, follow the river path north through Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Take the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River. Follow the river path south, passing over the floating Eastbank Esplanade. Turn right on Hawthorne Bridge and return to the start.

There are a good number of festivals and concerts in this area, and it can get a bit crowded during lunch on a nice sunny day, so keep that in mind when you plan your next run and enjoy the scenery.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app

Features

Fitness
Photography
Running
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

Run Along Waterfront Park Reviews

Great place to run if you like city running. Nice views and cool people.

Great place to catch a view to the Columbia river. When the weather is warm, people will be out and about here.

Love to come out here and have some lunch with my girlfriend. There’s always a lot going on on sunny days.

The waterfront area will allow you hours of running locations and endless entertainment along the way. The city and river provide a very scenic route.

This is definitely my favorite running location in the city of Portland. Running along the river and across the bridges can't be beat!

Steel bridge area attracts many characters! Cross the bridges and run on the east bank to make it a loop.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Night Photography at the OMSI Dock

Explore the International Rose Test Garden

Explore the Portland Japanese Garden

Hoyt Arboretum

Hike the Wildwood Trail

Photograph Downtown Portland From Pittock Mansion