Explore the South Waterfront

Courtesy of our partners at The Urban Digest, here's just a glimpse of what's going on in Portland's South Waterfront District:

While it is only one of Portland’s Willamette River access points, the South Waterfront—Portland's newest urban neighborhood—is one of the most well-developed, located just south of the RiverPlace Marina. Lovely walking trails wind along the river, native gardens sprout between beautifully modern buildings, and eateries of all ilk have popped up throughout this new neighborhood. In early winter, you can check out the Portland Winter Light Festival, which spans the Tilikum Crossing and is held at both OMSI and Zidell Yards. Doggy parks, shopping and juice companies and more abound–in other words, everything you’d expect from a thriving Portland neighborhood. Portlanders wanting to get a feel for their changing city and visitors alike will benefit from a day trip to this burgeoning community and enjoy all it offers.

With eye-catching high-rises, farmers markets, niche eateries, an aerial tram and other forms of eco-friendly transportation, the South Waterfront is everything-Portland all bundled up into one green parcel nestled along the Willamette River
— The Urban Digest

What do bocce ball, sunbathing, picnicking and walking all have in common? You can do them at Elizabeth Caruthers Park, opened in 2011 right along the Willamette River. Named in honor of a young pioneer woman, one of the first to settle Portland, it plays host to the farmers market when open in summer and is a perfect place to relax the rest of the time.

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