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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

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Elizabeth Caruthers Park opens in South Waterfront District

June 15, 2010

When she arrived in Portland and purchased a plot of land on the West side of the Willamette River in 1850, Elizabeth Caruthers became one of south Portland's first settlers.

The Caruthers family has featured prominently in Portland history - see SE and SW Caruthers Street and Caruthers Creek in Marquam Gulch.

Now, that list includes Elizabeth Caruthers Park in downtown's South Waterfront District.

The park features a community gathering area with movable table 

and chairs, a bocce court, a quiet area with an historic marker honoring the site of Portland's first cabin, a bike rack, and more. The park will host an official opening celebration in August, but is already open to the public. Stop by this fun, family-friendly park next time you're out and about downtown!

More pictures in our Photo Gallery!