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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Northwest Portland


Jamison Square Fountain

Jamison Square, between NW Kearney and Johnson, and NW 10th and 11th Avenues
Hours: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall

This water feature in Portland's Pearl District is named for the late William Jamison. The fountain is a focal point of the square on hot summer days, simulating a shallow tidal pool. Water cascades from stone joints into low pools. The fountain continuously recirculates treated water. Energy efficient pumps and motors keep the water flowing in this fountain.

Jamison Square

Horse Trough Fountain

NW 31st Avenue and Thurman Street 
Hours: On all day during spring/summer/fall

Portland's 'horse trough' is perhaps more of a drinking fountain than a typical decorative fountain. Installed sometime in the early 20th century, the fountain's original intent was as a drinking trough for horses. It also has a bowl at the base, presumably for dogs, and a drinking spigot for humans.

In 2003, National Geographic did some research on the fountain, and found that children had raised money to purchase it because they felt sorry for the poor workhorses pulling loads up the hill on Thurman.

Horse Trough Fountain