Skidmore Fountain

Old Town-Chinatown

Victorian-era architecture and the attractive Skidmore Fountain give the area beneath the Burnside Bridge some nostalgic flair. Dedicated in 1888, the National Historic Landmark site is Portland's oldest piece of public art.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Old Town-Chinatown attractions

1. New Market Theater

0.05 MILES

This landmark was built in 1872 and is notable for the cast iron arches facing SW 1st Ave, all that are left of its northern wing.

2. Saturday Market

0.06 MILES

The best time to walk along the Portland Waterfront is on a weekend, when you can catch this famous market showcasing arts and crafts, street entertainers…

3. Japanese American Historical Plaza

0.09 MILES

North of the Burnside Bridge, the Japanese American Historical Plaza is a memorial to Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps by the US…

4. Shanghai Tunnels

0.18 MILES

Downtown Portland's basements were once connected by tunnels running beneath the streets and down to riverside docks. While they were built for shipping…

5. Chinatown Gateway

0.19 MILES

Though it was once the second-largest Chinatown in the US, don't expect flashbacks of Shanghai in Portland's Chinese quarter these days – most of its…

6. Lan Su Chinese Garden

0.25 MILES

This classical Chinese garden is a one-block haven of tranquility, with a traditional teahouse, reflecting ponds and manicured greenery. Guided tours are…

7. Tom McCall Waterfront Park

0.36 MILES

This popular riverside park, which lines the west bank of the Willamette River, was finished in 1978 after four years of construction. It replaced an old…

8. Mill Ends Park

0.44 MILES

Having the largest park (Forest Park) within city limits perhaps isn't an oddity, but having the smallest one might be. Mill Ends Park – located on the…