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.