Portland, Oregon

Waterfront/Esplanade Loop

This is the signature run along the Williamette River in Portland, within blocks of downtown hotels and near the Convention Center. The Waterfront/Esplanade Loop starts at the SW Salmon Street Springs Fountain. The Fountain is located at Waterfront Park and changes the patterns of its water display based on its programmings, with up to 185 water jets engaged at a time. Run north along the waterfront path, crossing the North Steele Bridge and the Tilikum Crossing. You will run past such landmarks as the Tom McCall Waterfront park, Oregon Maritime Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and over the Eastern Esplanade, which “floats” over the Williamette River. To extend the run, continue on the east side, heading south along the Springwater trail.

Essentials
  • 4.1 Mile Loop; downtown
  • Salmon Street Springs Fountain