Lovejoy Fountain

Hidden away from the streets at the quieter end of downtown you'll find a particularly Portland water feature.

1
hour of fun

Open

5 a.m. - midnight

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A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain

Pros

  • Water to splash around in on a hot summer day.
  • Away from traffic.
  • Architecturally interesting.
  • Less busy than the other downtown water features.

Cons

  • It’s very tempting to run and jump around – but concrete is an unforgiving surface. I hate to advise bringing a first aid kit, but, you know, bring a first aid kit.
  • There are some areas of the structure from where, if you were foolish, you could fall and really hurt yourselves. I mean, nothing like the Ira Keller Fountain. It’s literally a miracle that nobody has ever died there. Either a miracle or a conspiracy. But still, it’s a thing. Just sayin’.

in the area

Just a few blocks from the PSU Farmers Market in the summertime.

if you like this…

Director Park is more bijou and soigné and busy. Jamison Square Park is way busier, but larger and safer too; its waters are refreshed daily with pure Evian delivered from the French Alps by a recycled Concorde jet retrofitted to run on unwanted gluten, so as not to offend the delicate skin of Pearl-based infants. Bill Naito Legacy Fountain is the everyman’s choice.

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Posted: June 25, 2015.

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A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain
A photograph taken at Lovejoy Fountain

South of SW 4th and Harrison St, Downtown Portland [Google map].

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