Journey from mountain spring through rolling hills to a wonderland of waterfalls without ever leaving downtown. It’s all right here at the Sequence. Play “I Spy” with the kids. Break out the watercolors and paint a masterpiece. Pack a lunch, grab a latte and tour the four connected blocks that make up the Portland Open Space Sequence. And don’t forget your camera — with the historical significance of this mid-century modern landmark, you’ll want to take plenty of pictures.
Food & Drink
Health-minded, counter-serve chain featuring creative, globally influenced bowls & burritos.
1720 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201 (map)
Artful medleys of raw leafy greens tossed with locally sourced vegetables and fruits, gratifying grains and légumes, fresh meats and cheeses, gourmet dressings and more
100 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97209 (map)
Hot Pot City
Traditional Chinese eatery offers cook-your-own soups made from a huge buffet line of ingredients.
1975 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201 (map)
Upmarket destination for sushi & sashimi, served in a spartan space with traditional decor.
200 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97201 (map)
Schmizza Pub & Grub
Colorful chain spot featuring a wide range of specialty pizzas, pastas & other eats.
415 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201 (map)
Gardens & Greenery
Nature’s beauty can be found all throughout the sequence. Take in the relaxing surroundings, and see if you can find some of our region’s most iconic plants: sword ferns, salal, and oregon grapes! These plants and others help to support wildlife while bringing greenery to Downtown.
When you’re surrounded by this much greenery, it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of the city.
Art on the Sequence
Portland’s reputation for art is maintained throughout the sequence. Here you’ll find art pieces from across a variety of periods, from the inherent artfulness of Lawrence Halprin’s 1966 Lovejoy Fountain, to Lee Kelly and Bonnie Bronson’s 1975 Leland 1 isntallation to Manuel Izquierdo’s 1979 The Dreamer sculpture.
Take a Segway Tour of Portland, starting right in the Halprin Sequence! Glide through downtown while riding on the newest version Segway with an experienced adventure guide.
Concerts at Pettygrove Park
The summer months bring a host of musicians to Pettygrove Park, on Wednesdays between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Bring a lunch, pull up a chair, and enjoy some of the area’s best concerts amidst beautiful Pettygrove Park in bloom.
From mountain spring to roaring river.
This interconnected series of walkways, fountains and plazas stretches between SW Lincoln and Clay streets, and between SW 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Each part of the Sequence is unique. Halprin’s design is intended to evoke a watershed and be reminiscent of the nearby Cascade mountain range and the majestic Columbia River. The flowing “sequence” he created celebrates the region’s breathtaking nature—beginning with the Source, a fountain evoking a stream’s origin, flowing to Lovejoy Fountain Plaza, then Pettygrove Park, and culminating at the Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain in a cacophony of waterfalls.