Ira Keller Fountain Park
Ira Keller Fountain Park
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A fountain located in Portland.
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,516 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Dry as desert when I visited this place. Maybe it was because of the season (winter)? No clear sign was available why it was down or when it would be restored. Disappointing.
Written 30 August 2023
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tmazionsmith
Saint Paul, MN443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Nice fountain area in the midst of the city. It was a nice spot to rest for a bit on a warm day. There are several different levels to explore and that provide different viewing points.
Written 25 May 2022
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Amy W
Phoenix, AZ179 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The water was not on when we went to this park. The park was near the area of protests so we don't know if the water was shut off because of that or because it was after Labor Day. We found many of the attractions that we wanted to see "closed down" after Labor Day as it was the end of summer.
Written 14 September 2020
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Queen J
California2,419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I don't know if this fountain warrants a visit in and of itself, especially if you have to contend with scarce and expensive parking in downtown Portland... but if you do as I did, I recommend a stop here. I parked in the less expensive Naito and Davis parking lot near Tom McCall waterfront and then did a self-guided walking tour of all of downtown Portland for the day. I included this stop as it's only a few blocks away from the other sites and buildings I wanted to see in the business district.

The fountain used to be called the Forecourt Fountain, but was renamed in 1978 after Ira C. Keller (1899-1978), civic leader and first chairman of the Portland Development Commission (1958-72). It is very beautiful watching 13,000 gallons of water per minute cascade through this fountain's terraces and platforms, especially at dusk when the fountain lights illuminate the falling water and pools below. The fountain is meant to symbolize the plentiful water resources near the Portland area.

I remember visiting Portland as a kid and playing in this fountain on a hot summer day. I wouldn't recommend that these days since homeless people sometimes bathe in fountains and occasionally use them as toilets. But don't let that dissuade you from a quick visit. The water was clear and highly chlorinated, and I did not see many homeless people in the business district. Though I remained wary, never did I feel unsafe walking alone anywhere in downtown Portland, day or night.
Written 25 November 2019
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Showustheway
Portland, OR279 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It's great to watch and view while waiting for a show to start at the Keller across the street. But it's in a cement block of down town and nothing around it really. Great to watch if it's on, also used in a few back drop shots in some movies and show filmed in Portland, if you're into that sort of thing.
Written 9 October 2019
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Ashley H
Waco, TX100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great place to sit a bit and relax- signs were posted for no wading- yet Many people were... the fountains were bigger than I expected and really pretty. Fun to stick our feet in for a bit!
Written 24 July 2019
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ahonarvar
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
The fountain is very beautiful, but the surrounding area is not well maintained and I saw many homeless people camping in surrounding parks. This makes it a bit uneasy for a tourist who is not familiar with the area.
Written 5 July 2019
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2oldgeesers
Klamath Falls, OR201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
So much of Portland is now tall buildings. This little park lets some sun in and is a calm place in the middle of heavy traffic. Water is not sanitary, so not the place to cool your feet (go to Tom McCall park, but a great place to take a break, eat some street food or read a book.
Written 30 March 2019
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Ginny Headrick
Fayetteville, AR10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Gorgeous way to cool off, or just relax with friends and family before attending a play or concert at Keller Auditorium.
Written 11 December 2018
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
At its core this is a small plot of land with an elaborate man-made waterfalls where you can sit on the boundary walls. However it’s so nice and refreshing for the soul in the middle of downtown Portland.
Written 19 August 2018
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