It was a truly marvelous day in late summer and I was wandering around my town of Portland looking for fun and fascinating subjects to photograph. When I hit this popular fountain in Waterfront Park, I knew it was the perfect place for such an endeavor.
There is a lively energy to this place especially during the blazing hot days of summer. I love to sit and watch the children dance and play with delight in the jets of water. Salmon Street Springs is a great spot for families, tourists, locals and really anyone who enjoys a splash of good clean fun.
According to Portland lore this beautiful fountain was dedicated and erected in 1988. A contest was held to name it and Salmon Street Springs was chosen as the winning name in 1989. This fountain celebrates the hustle and bustle of city life and this I think it does quite well. A computer regulates the changing patterns of the water display. The three cycles of the fountain are called misters, bollards and wedding cake. It recycles 4,924 gallons of water per minute through as many as 137 jets at once.
Salmon Street Springs is located at Naito Parkway and SW Salmon in Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.
Stop by for a splash or two…tell them Strawberryindigo sent you and you will probably get some strange looks but you’ll have a good time and that’s all that matters really, isn’t it?
SW Portland Fountains (portlandoregon.gov)