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Elk Fountain, Portland

Elk Fountain - Portland, Oregon
Elk Fountain
Southwest Main Street, Portland, OR 97204Map
Between 3rd and 4th Avenue
+1 503 823 2223
Neighborhood: Downtown Portland
Overview

You will enjoy gazing at this graceful bronze elk sculpture that rests on a large pedestal on Southwest Main Street. The statue celebrates a herd of majestic elk that used to graze in the nearby area more than a century ago. David P. Thompson, serving as Portland's mayor from 1879-1882, donated this statue to the city in celebration of the elks' presence. The fountain originally served as a watering trough for horses in the era before the automobile. An important piece of Portland's past, it makes one think of a time when wagons and buggies filled Portland's cobblestone streets, accompanied by the sharp clip-clop of horse hooves.

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Elk Fountain General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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