Pioneer Courthouse Square Fountain and WaterfallOctober 26, 2011 1 Comment
This beautiful fountain is located in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The square is in the center of town, at SW Broadway between Yamhill and Morrison, occupying a full 40,000 square feet! There is always something going on at the square and there’s never a dull moment. Often referred to as Portland’s living room, it’s a busy and fun place. The fountains area is a great place to relax, people watch, and get useful information from the Visitors Center. There is also a Starbucks for a beverage and a snack.
The waterfall cascades down a series of large granite blocks into a reflecting pool below. This beautiful fountain serves as the major entrance into the Visitors Information Center.
In the late 1970’s the city acquired this land for use as a public square. In 1983 an architect named designed the square and the wonderful waterfall fountain. The fountain has the capacity to cycle 900 gallons of water per minute while the upper trough, which Brian and I like to refer to as “The Starbucks Moat,” recycles a much smaller amount.
A major restoration of the fountain was completed in 2006. The total cost of the work was approximately $122,000.00
To learn more about Portland’s many wonderful fountains click here
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