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Mill Ends Park

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Address: Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204
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World's Smallest Park

Portland is definitely a quirky city, evident of them having "the world's smallest park". Situated down by the waterfront this is a cool and unique thing to see while visiting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Portland is definitely a quirky city, evident of them having "the world's smallest park". Situated down by the waterfront this is a cool and unique thing to see while visiting. There is space to pose and take pictures safely without disrupting traffic and its not too time consuming. Weirdly when i mentioned it to locals they never even knew about... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Little park that is definition Portland. The park becomes greater when you find out the story of the Irish journalist that basically created the park from a hole for a light post.

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Thank ILiveOutofaSuitcase
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is the world's smallest park. It is in the median of a many-laned road. It is not impressive, but gosh darn it, it is cute. Five full dots for that. I'm pretty sure it's the only world's smallest anything I have ever visited. I love that kind of stuff. Don't go too far out of your way to get... More 

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Thank Lauren D
Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's just a few extra steps off Waterfront Park so why not.?. It's cute and slightly interesting. A walking guided tour group of about 30 people swarmed us as we were reading up on the story behind the park. To the folks of Portland, this little park is obviously a big deal. Portland also boasts the largest city park --... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the tiniest park! I am not going to lie.. I walked by it the first time not realizing that it is so very tiny. So small in fact that I was not able to even "stand" in the park and take a picture. Cute. Very Portland.

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Biwabik, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I love this little hidden treasure in Portland. According to Guiness it is the worlds smallest city park. Legend has it that a leprechaun gave this park to a journalist.

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Thank KimberMN
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Mill Ends Park is listed in the Guinness book of World Records as the World’s smallest park. It is located on a safety island in Downtown Portland, Oregon. On SW Front Avenue to be exact. It is about 2-foot in diameter and became a park in the city on St. Patrick’s Day 1948. Over the decades the look of the... More 

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Thank RSNN
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This stop would have been a thorough waste of time had it not been 2 minutes out of our way. The tree was dead, or at least "dormant". Perhaps we just aren't quite cool enough to see the allure. Did a drive by and kept on going...

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Why is this famous. I do not understand. It's not completely out of the way to go check this out, but honestly why would you.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I took my sister here and it was totally fun. A small park in the middle of Portland, near the waterfront and not far from the farmers market.

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