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Around Town: Portland’s Park Avenue

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Portland offers more than 250 urban parks; the largest forested urban park in the nation and more parks than any other city in the U.S. So, it is no wonder Portland has its own Park Avenue.

The SW blocks – an 8.76-acre park – date back to 1852 and spans twelve tree-lined city blocks in the downtown cultural district and is one of the cities most vibrant and lush walkways. They include the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Art Museum, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Oregon Ballet Theater, beautiful churches and each block features artwork in the form of statues, fountains and mosaics. This charming street that stretches through the heart of downtown is well worth a day’s exploration.

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