Flowing again: Portland Fountains revitalized

Multnomah County

Fountains designed in the 1960s

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After a months-long project for improvements and maintenance, some of Portland’s best-known and most popular fountains were rededicated Tuesday.

The celebration and rededication began at the Source Fountain (SW Lincoln between 3rd and 4th), then moved to the Lovejoy Fountain (SW 3rd between Lincoln and Harrison), over to the Pettygrove Park fountain and ended at the spectacular Keller Fountain across from Keller Auditorium.

These fountains, designed in the 1960s, form part of the Fountain District. The revitalization was a combination of public and private partners.

“I’d like this whole area to be called The Fountain District,” Commissioner Nick Fish told KOIN 6 News. “And I’ll let you in on another secret: I’d like to decommission this road and connect (the Keller) fountain to Keller (Auditorium) so we can use this as a public space year-round. Only the drivers are opposing this. This is a long-term vision.”

Details: Portland Fountain District

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