1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
New this summer on the Willamette River - Poet’s Beach - a river swimming beach open July 12 through Labor Day (Sept. 4), 2017.
Walk, roll, or bicycle along the South Waterfront Park Trail.
Use public transit:
- Nearest Portland Streetcar stop:
SW River Pkwy & Moody
- Nearest TriMet bus stops:
Bus lines 35 and 36
Arrive by car:
- Nearest road intersection is
SW Moody Ave and SW River Pkwy.
- Paid vehicle parking is available
in the area
Remember, river swimming means colder water, and currents change depending on the tide, river level, and wind. Safety is our top priority, if you are not a strong swimmer, consider a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
Learn about the condition of the river here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/57781
For the latest on river temperature and conditions specifically near Poet’s Beach, check out: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/waterquality/results.cfm?location_id=7132