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Skidmore Fountain

Southwest First Avenue and Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
+1 503-275-8355
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  • Excellent18%
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9 Oct 2016
17 Feb 2016
“Only fun on Saturday and Sunday mid-morning to mid-afternoon”
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Southwest First Avenue and Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-275-8355
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fountain is located at the corner of Ankeny and 1st Ave in the heart of the Portland Saturday Market area. This is a great place to watch the street performers. Originally built in 1888.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a cool old part of Portland. The problem is that the cool old part of Portland has always been home to a seedier element, and it still holds true today. I would not let my kiddos run free here - too many needles...More

Thank annecleve
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very interesting fountain in Portland . If not careful you would ride right by this unique site in Portland. The uniqueness of this site makes it one of those off beat spots to take in.

Thank Alvin D
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had a very difficult time finding this and almost gave up. My GPS did not take me to the right place. We talked to a couple of people and a police officer on the street. Then my son used his Maps on his phone...More

Thank desirees667
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The fountain was much more interesting to look at and study after our guide shared the history. It was also interesting to learn that every metropolitan block contained public art. We started seeing art everywhere after learning this fact. I discovered the PDX public art...More

Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 18 June 2015

A beautiful scene for portland's saturday market. The grand old fountain, square and surroundings have changed little from their beginnings and the space is a wonderful place to visit for the saturday market.

Thank QuietAmerican1
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We could barely see this fountain on a recent Saturday during the Portland Farmer’s and Skidmore Markets. It was so crowded with market goers and filled with vendor tents that we didn’t realize where we were or looking at. The market was fun, but if...More

Thank MitchPhyllis65
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We visited Portland to be in a video shoot near the Riverfront Park Skidmore Fountain. It was a pleasant place with lots of people jogging, walking their dogs, just strolling. We saw some children running through the water, having lots of fun.

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

The area needs a little TLC, and cleaning up. Somewhat of a hub area for the Homeless. Best as a daytime visit. But only about a block from Voodoo Donuts

Thank DandHDirkse
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This is not a spectacular fountain. It is historically significant for this area, however. It's also a gathering place on weekends for the Portland Saturday Market crowd, aging hippies and the ever-present homeless. On weekends (a Sunday in our case) there was a street performer....More

Thank Shaka_Frank
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