Downtown / South Waterfront / Cultural District

Recreation and Sustainability Collide Amid Jaw-Dropping Views

The South Waterfront, located south of downtown Portland on the west side of the Willamette River, is where the active and eco-conscious reside harmoniously. This environmentalist’s oasis is home to the most LEED-certified residential towers of any neighborhood in the nation plus a wide variety of transportation modes. Commuting to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland’s largest employer, is a cinch with the iconic aerial tram travelling from this neighborhood up the hill to OHSU in just four minutes. Those looking to reduce their carbon footprint can also take advantage of pedestrian bridges, bike lanes, bus lines, MAX light rail and the street car.

Your recreational needs are just within reach in the South Waterfront. Elizabeth Caruthers Park offers amenities including walking paths, a bocce court, public art, live music and a farmer’s market that runs from June through October. Dogs and their owners can make new friends at SoWa’s leash-off dog park. Don’t forget to attend Yappy Hour!

Enjoy views of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens while crossing the Tilikum pedestrian bridge, stroll along the riverside esplanade or hit the trails by hopping on Portland’s “40-mile Loop,” easily accessible from the Waterfront paths. The South Waterfront’s innovative and sustainable infrastructure offers the ideal place to live, work and explore.

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