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Mill Ends Park

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Address: Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204
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+1 503-823-2223

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Tiny and lovely

The worlds smallest park is quite lovely. There is a very interesting story behind it. You should google it before you go to the site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
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Key Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not paying attention, you'll walk right by this park, 24" x 24"...or 452.16 sq. inches. On St. Patrick's Day, 1976, Mill Ends Park was dedicated as the official Park of the City of Portland. See about renting out the part for your next weeding. Happy trails!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

To figure out this was the park. Knew it was small, this is so easy to miss. Kind of the size of a planter. A really nice planter. There is another park just big enough for a tree and a bench.....somewhere.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The worlds smallest park is quite lovely. There is a very interesting story behind it. You should google it before you go to the site.

Thank Ingrid D
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Portland is definitely a quirky city, evident of them having "the world's smallest park". Situated down by the waterfront this is a cool and unique thing to see while visiting. There is space to pose and take pictures safely without disrupting traffic and its not too time consuming. Weirdly when i mentioned it to locals they never even knew about... More 

Thank ScottishNotIrish
Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Little park that is definition Portland. The park becomes greater when you find out the story of the Irish journalist that basically created the park from a hole for a light post.

Thank ILiveOutofaSuitcase
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is the world's smallest park. It is in the median of a many-laned road. It is not impressive, but gosh darn it, it is cute. Five full dots for that. I'm pretty sure it's the only world's smallest anything I have ever visited. I love that kind of stuff. Don't go too far out of your way to get... More 

Thank Lauren D
Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It's just a few extra steps off Waterfront Park so why not.?. It's cute and slightly interesting. A walking guided tour group of about 30 people swarmed us as we were reading up on the story behind the park. To the folks of Portland, this little park is obviously a big deal. Portland also boasts the largest city park --... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the tiniest park! I am not going to lie.. I walked by it the first time not realizing that it is so very tiny. So small in fact that I was not able to even "stand" in the park and take a picture. Cute. Very Portland.

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Biwabik, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I love this little hidden treasure in Portland. According to Guiness it is the worlds smallest city park. Legend has it that a leprechaun gave this park to a journalist.

Thank KimberMN
Portland, Oregon
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142 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Mill Ends Park is listed in the Guinness book of World Records as the World’s smallest park. It is located on a safety island in Downtown Portland, Oregon. On SW Front Avenue to be exact. It is about 2-foot in diameter and became a park in the city on St. Patrick’s Day 1948. Over the decades the look of the... More 

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