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Ira Keller Fountain Park

Southwest Third Avenue and Clay Street, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-823-2223
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Major urban design project and modernist icon

This is a famous fountain and probably one of the best in the country. It is actually sculptural... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Good location and a good place to hang out

Love the space variation experience. A great place to go in Summer time and good for kids. Close to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
Seattle, Washington
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A fountain located in Portland.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Southwest Third Avenue and Clay Street, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a famous fountain and probably one of the best in the country. It is actually sculptural and so perfect. You can play on it or just stare at the symmetry for sometime. Richard Serra could not have done such a perfect installation. An...More

Thank parkok
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Love the space variation experience. A great place to go in Summer time and good for kids. Close to downtown and very convenient to get there.

Thank NikkyZhang630
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It's April and still a little cool for the families to come and splash in the water, but the "waterfalls" are flowing and it's a peaceful place now. The architecture is great and pretty much any time I have visited, there's someone shooting pictures. At...More

Thank Eugene F
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is centrally located in a tree filled park across from Keller Auditorium It is a beautiful architectural marvel, designed to have small waterfalls and pools of water that create a soothing water sound. It is 2 story with the higher entrance on 4th Av...More

1  Thank Darryl J
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I expected lovely falls, based on recent reviews. Not a drop of water after circulating on all the downtown one way streets. I didn't see any announcements before I went.

Thank Arqueolady
Reviewed 26 October 2015

While walking in the downtown area, my husband and I found this park. The waterfalls are all lovely. It was very quiet, and we spent some time sitting and relaxing drinking our coffee.

Thank Jo Ellen W
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Unfortunately the pools and concrete falls are frequently inhabited by homeless and how should I say, under the influence? Needles can be found here and it is not a place I would let my children play.

Thank 4snickers
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Beautiful park and fountains, directly across from the Keller Auditorium. Was a bit surprised to observe a couple of people bathing in the fountain, including a woman washing her hair in the cold water. Nice little park in the middle of city buildings.

Thank GrandmaWen
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

My husband was dying to see this place, and it doesn't disappoint. I know it may be a little weird to get so excited over a fountain, but this fountain is so cool! You can walk through it, around it, and I hear in it!...More

Thank AliciaWalker
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I walked here during our short time in Portland, only to find the fountain completely dry. There were NO signs posted as to why, in mid June, the fountain would be off. I looked it up on the parks & rec website...More

8  Thank steph_m_l9311
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Bethany W
Can you let your dog go in the fountain?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
The park is in downtown Portland,I would be greatly surprised if it was an off leash park. As the park occupies the entire city block and half of that the fountain itself, I am going to answer in the negative. Sorry