Walking the Eastbank Esplanade in February

From Portland Parks & Recreation:

The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is 1.5 miles long, extending north from the Hawthorne Bridge, past the Morrison and Burnside Bridges, to the Steel Bridge with connections to eastside neighborhoods as well as across the river to Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

I walked this one afternoon with Afton, saw some Canada Geese and Double-crested Cormorants, enjoyed some public art (including a really neat version of the Willamette River in the ground), and read a little about Portland history (photos).

View from near OMSI, looking across the Willamette at downtown and the Hawthorne Bridge:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Burnside Bridge:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Fun to walk along this pier just above the level of the river:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Unless you’re asleep:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Steel Bridge:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Steel Bridge is for trains, too:

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Now we’re on the west side of the river, looking toward the convention center. Walking south through Tom McCall Waterfront Park will take us to Hawthorne Bridge, where we crossed back to the east side where we parked.

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland

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