A public space celebrating performance art, transformation and community.


The 1960s were a time of transformation, enlightenment — and revolution. During this time of rapid change, leaders in Portland were looking for ways to bring nature back to the heart of the city. Enter Lawrence Halprin — a renowned landscape architect with profound new ideas about how people and parks come together. His revolutionary approach gave life to the Fountain District, an urban oasis of interconnected parks, plazas, and fountains.

Through the combined efforts of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy, neighbors, and the local business community, these visionary parks are enjoying a second wave of transformation and rebirth.

Learn more about the Portland Open Space Sequence, its significance and how you can be part of the future.

Recent Posts

Celebrating Keller Fountain

Celebrating Keller Fountain

The Halprin Landscape Conservancy and Cascadia Composers present A performance bearing witness to change, protest, revolution and the power of...

Body is Home : Remembering Forecourt

Portland-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance/Northwest (HDD/NW) and the Halprin Landscape Conservancy present Body Is Home : a socially distanced performance as well as Wild...


50th Anniversary Celebration

Become a part of our mission to ensure that the Portland Open Space Sequence and today’s Fountain District return to...

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