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Lovejoy Fountain, Portland

Lovejoy Fountain - Portland, Oregon
Lovejoy Fountain
1990 Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201Map
+1 503 823 2223
Neighborhood: Southeast Portland
Overview

Three hundred yards from Pettygrove Park, find this favorite fountain named for Asa Lovejoy, the railroad developer who lost the coin toss to name Portland. Wading in most of Portland's fountains is permitted. Here, in both the upper and lower pool, as well as steps and stepping stones, the wading is great for cooling your toes. Bay area architect, Lawrence Halprin designed the water attraction. There are no fees to visit or wade in the fountain.

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By Beanielad | Posted 02/15/12
  The Lovejoy is perhaps one of the least know, but at the same time most magical, fountains of Portland. It is tucked away, not visible from any street, creating a quiet sanctuary nestled in the bustling city. Designed by a well known San Francisco architect – Lawrence Halprin (who also did Ghiradelli Square) – it was named after one of the founding fathers of Portland – Asa Lovejoy. More information and photos in my blog: http://www.brianbailey.us/blog/?p=1451...   Read More
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