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“A must if you like fountains”

Ira Keller Fountain Park
Ranked #57 of 447 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A fountain located in Portland.
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“A must if you like fountains”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is the most stunning of the various fountains in the city, part of the Lawrence Halprin-designed chain of fountains, springs, and pools. It's beautiful in the spring when the rhododendrons are out, and in the summer when the kids are splashing about in the water, and in the fall, when the nearby maples and oaks are red and yellow. Note that the water is drained in the winter months, although the park is still handsome.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“An architectural novelty fountain”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

It allows families to experience the fountain and water by playing in it. an nice entry forcourt to the Keller theater.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Best fountain ever!”
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Locals call this "Ira's Fountain". You could drive right by it and not see it, but it is worth seeking out. On a hot day you can swim in it, go behind the waterfall, or climb up the "fish ladder". A nugget of beauty in downtown.

Visited August 2012
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Portland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Spot to Eat Lunch -- Fun Wading for Kids”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

I think this place is a well-kept secret. It's across from the Keller Auditorium, off the "main drag" of downtown, and nearly invisible unless you are on 3rd Avenue--it looks like an average flat park from 4th. Salmon Street fountain gets all the press, but this one is even more fun for dipping your feet in and watching the kids play on a hot day. If you are lucky, the Hawaiian food cart will be there too.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
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“A Great Stop When doing the parks walk”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

This is just a cool, sculptural water garden across from the Keller Auditorium. I have gone here with a picnic to meet friends many times. Kids and adult love it. It is part of a very walk-able Portland.

Visited June 2012
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