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Water Front Park, Portland: 25 reviews and 45 photos
Waterfront Park contains several monuments, including this one dedicated to the Battleship Oregon. For a breif period this ship was on display on the south side of Portland's waterfront, near what is now called "Riverplace", at the far south side of Waterfront Park.
During World War II, the ship was taken back by the US Navy, most of it was broken up and used as scrap metal for the war effort, but the hull itself was used for a number of purposes such as training exercises.
100 years ago, the ship was quite famous for its role in running around Cape Horn to join the Spanish American war, and served as a motive to start construction of the Panama Canal.
These are the last large remnants of the ship, but sometimes I have also occasionally found small remnants of the ship (such as lights) in places such as the very oldest of Portland restaurants.
Address: Waterfront Park
Directions: Along Naito Parkway (formerly Front Avenue).
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