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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

Fishing permitted at selected Portland parks

July 3, 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director Mike Abbaté has issued a directive clarifying where riverbank fishing in PP&R parks along the Willamette River is allowed. 

Director Abbaté acted on the recommendations of Portland Parks & Recreation staff to permit fishing at the following locations:

Kelley Point Park, N. Marine Dr & Lombard St – Columbia Slough, Willamette and Columbia Rivers

Cathedral Park, N. Edison & Pittsburg Ave – permitted in the entirety of the park as well as Cathedral Park’s fishing and light watercraft pier (at the south end of the park)

Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane & Oaks Pkwy 

Powers Marine Park, SW Macadam Ave south of the Sellwood Bridge

Eastbank Esplanade, floating walkway between the Steel and Morrison bridges

Anglers must comply with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations

Parks will continue to work with relevant City/State bureaus, and the fishing community to investigate additional fishing opportunities in the City of Portland. 

PP&R makes safety a priority across all parks and natural areas. We encourage users to look out for the safety of all park users that are accessing the beach and docks, and to use care in regards to fishing line and bait. Anglers are expected to remove any items they bring with them when fishing.