4th of July In Portland

Wondering where to catch a firework show next week?  Portland’s firework show is off of the south end of waterfront park by the intersection of Columbia and Natio Parkway.  The firework display is a part of the annual Blues Festival.  If you want a front row seat for the show in waterfront park you will need to pay to enter the Blues Festival.  Fortunately, the Blues Festival is a pretty good bargain.  It is actually a fundraiser for the oregon food bank so entry is only $10 and two cans of food. The music is usually pretty good and you will have a great view of the fireworks show.

If you do not want to pay the entry fee to the Blues festival almost any place along the river will have a decent view.  A lot of people actually go to the east side of the river where you have a direct view of the festivities without having to pay admission to the Blues Festival.  Another option, although an expensive one, is a river cruise on the Portland Spirit.  

The firework show starts at 10:00 PM.  I would suggest finding a spot early.


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