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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Powers Marine Park
Powers Marine Park
SW Macadam Ave south of the Sellwood Bridge Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 14.25
Acquired in 1926

Includes natural area, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, and riverfront views.
Natural Area Paths – Unpaved Picnic Tables

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

South Portland Riverbank Project

Trail Closure
The access road from Hwy 43 (Macadam Ave) to the former Staff Jennings boat store and the park will close permanently on December 12 for the construction of the Sellwood Bridge. The trail within the park will not be accessible during construction. Pedestrian and bicycle access along Hwy 43 will remain open, though there will be posted detours throughout the anticipated 4-year construction period. For more info:

Program Information
The park features large wood installations that provide refuge for endangered chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

Historical Information
The park was named after Ira Powers, owner of Powers Furniture Company, who lived in Dunthorpe. Around the time of the Depression, he and other real estate associates gave this strip of land between Macadam Ave and the Willamette River to the City for the extension of Terwilliger Blvd past what is now Tryon Creek State Park.