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Fountain Tour - Portland, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member howarthe
N 45° 31.134 W 122° 40.773
10T E 525027 N 5040646
Quick Description: This tour is based on a pamphlet from the Portland Water Bureau. It's a great way to walk around Portland and photograph art. Total Tour Length: 3.6 miles. Total Tour Time: 2 hours (depending on how many pictures you take ;-)
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 5:29:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM9VNX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 25

Long Description:
This tour is based on a pamphlet from the Portland Water Bureau: Portland's Municipal Fountains: A Self-Guided Tour. It has been modified slightly to include a 2 new fountains which were constructed since publication.

1. Pioneer Courthouse Square Fountain

Photo courtesy of Rose Red.
1. Pioneer Courthouse Square Fountain
Begin your tour at the Pioneer Courthouse Square. If driving or parking downtown make you uncomfortable, take the MAX train to the Square. There are lots of other cool things to waymark at the Square, so be sure to click "nearest waymarks" below and study the list before you depart.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Man-made Waterfall.
N 45° 31.134 W 122° 40.773
2. Animals in Pools Fountains

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2. Animals in Pools Fountains
These fountains begin just across the street from the Square and they continue all the way down the block along the north and south side of the Pioneer Courthouse.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Sit-by-me Statue.
N 45° 31.095 W 122° 40.705.
3. Teacher's Fountain

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3. Teacher's Fountain
From the Animals in Pools Fountains, you need to back track toward Pioneer Courthouse Square and proceed west along Yamhill for 3 blocks, turn left on Park. Teacher's Fountain is in Director's Park on the corner of Yamhill and Park.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain
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4. Shemanski Fountain

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4. Shemanski Fountain
From Teacher's Fountain, proceed south along Park for 3 blocks until Salmon. Shemanski's Fountain is very near the corner of Park and Salmon. This is the very beginning of the park blocks. There are lots of interesting things to waymark all the way up to Portland State University. If you find the character of this block unsavory, rest assured that the character of the park blocks improves very quickly as you approach the university.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain
N 45° 31.040 W 122° 40.930
5. Chimney Fountain

Photo courtesy of Midnight Cobra.
5. Chimney Fountain
From Shemanski Fountain, proceed south 11 blocks through the park. Here's a list of some of the great waymarks you'll see along the way: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the plank road, the Portland Art Museum, St. James Lutheran Church, the peace chant, the Shadow of the Elm and the Benson House. When you reach College Ave, turn left and proceed east for 4 blocks to SW 4th Ave. Turn right on 4th and proceed south for 1 block to Lincoln Ave. Turn left on Lincoln and proceed approximately 1 block to Chimney Fountain. Keep your eyes open. You can see this fountain from the sidewalk, but it looks a lot different without water, and you might miss it. If you find 1st, then you need to back track and try again.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain.
N 45° 30.502 W 122° 40.778
6. Lovejoy Fountain

Photo courtesy of Rose Red.
6. Lovejoy Fountain
From Chimney Fountain, proceed north through the park for approximately 1 block.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Man-made Waterfall.
N 45° 30.540 W 122° 40.796
7. The Dreamer

Photo courtesy of Rose Red
7. The Dreamer
From Lovejoy Fountain proceed north through the park for approximately 2 blocks.

This fountain has been waymarked as an Abstract Public Sculpture.
N 45° 30.644 W 122° 40.731
8. Keller Fountain

Photo courtesy of Rose Red .
8. Keller Fountain
From The Dreamer, proceed north approximately 1 block until you exit the park at Market Street. Turn left on Market and proceed west for 1 block to 3rd Street. Keller Fountain is at the corner of Market and 3rd.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Man-made Waterfall.
N 45° 30.753 W 122° 40.731
9. Elk Fountain

Photo courtesy of Midnight Cobra.
9. Elk Fountain
From Keller Fountain proceed north along 3rd Street for 4 blocks to Main Street. Elk Fountain is right in the middle of Main Street between 3rd and 4th.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain.
N 45° 30.938 W 122° 40.640
10. Salmon Springs

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10. Salmon Springs
From Elk Fountain proceed north along 3rd Street for 1 block to Salmon Street. Turn right and proceed east along Salmon for 3 blocks until you reach Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Salmon Street Springs Fountain. Along the way, you might find a nice place to stop for lunch.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain.
N 45° 30.922 W 122° 40.398
11. Naito Fountain

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11. Naito Fountain
From Salmon Springs Fountain proceed north along the Willamette River, enjoying Waterfront Park for approximately eight blocks under the Morrison Bridge and past the sternwheeler tug boat and the battleship mast until you approach the Naito Fountain.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain.
N 45° 31.335 W 122° 40.182
12. Skidmore Fountain

Photo courtesy of DopeyDuck.
12. Skidmore Fountain
From Naito Fountain, proceed west across Naito Parkway, walk through the plaza and around the arches to find Skidmore Fountain.

This fountain has been waymarked as a Fountain.
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13. Car Wash Fountain

Photo courtesy of XXX.
13. Car Wash Fountain
From Skidmore Fountain proceed north past the colonnade toward the Burnside Bridge and climb the stairs to reach Burnside. At the top of the stairs, turn left and proceed 4 blocks to SW 5th Ave. Along the way, you may catch a glimpse of the gates to Chinatown. Turn left on 5th and proceed half a block toward Ankeny Street.

This fountain has been waymarked as a fountain.
N 45° 31.343 W 122° 40.266
14. Kelly's Fountain

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14. Kelly's Fountain
From the car wash fountain, proceed west along Burnside for 1 block. You will pass right by the Bancorp Tower. Turn left at SW 6th Ave and proceed south for 1 block. You may notice a commemorative plaque dedicated to the first Salvation Army open-air worship service at the corner of SW Fifth Street and W. Burnside. Kelly's Fountain is on the corner of 6th and Pine.

This fountain has been waymarked as a fountain.
N 45° 31.134 W 122° 40.773

To return to your starting point, proceed south along SW 6th Ave for 5 blocks. Along the way, you might stop inside Moonstruck Chocolates.
Recommended Time for this WayTour: From: 6:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Stop Coordinates:
1. N 45° 31.134 W 122° 40.773 3. N 45° 31.130 W 122° 40.866 5. N 45° 30.502 W 122° 40.778 7. N 45° 30.644 W 122° 40.731 9. N 45° 30.938 W 122° 40.640 11 N 45° 31.335 W 122° 40.182 13 N 45° 31.343 W 122° 40.266


Starting Address for this WayTour:
715 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR USA
97204


Number of Stops: 14

Website of stops: [Web Link]

Stop Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
You must include an original photo showing one of the stops along the tour route.
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