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Pettygrove Park, Portland

Pettygrove Park - Portland, Oregon
Pettygrove Park
200 Southwest Market Street, Portland, OR 97201Map
Market to Harrison Street
+1 503 823 2223
Neighborhood: Downtown Portland
Overview

This park is named for the man who named Portland, Francis Pettygrove. Pettygrove, a developer from Portland, Maine won a famous coin toss that gave him the right to name a new city of Oregon after his hometown. Across from the park is Lovejoy Fountain, named for the gentleman who lost the coin toss. Pettygrove owned Portland's first wharf, warehouse, store and house. Stop by this metropolitan oasis to take in the grassy knolls and a bit of Portland's history. There are no fees to use the park.

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By Beanielad | Posted 02/15/12
  Pettygrove Park is located between the walkways that used to be 2nd and 3rd Avenues and Market and Harrison Street. This park was also created as part of the Urban Renewal Program along with Lovejoy and the Chimney fountains. This park contains mounds of grass and trees and in one corner contains a statue and reflecting pool. This is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a fountain. More information and photos in my blog: http://www.brianbailey.us/blog/?p=1478...   Read More
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Pettygrove Park General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors
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