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There’s a new way to get into and enjoy the Willamette River. Via a new pathway that leads to a renewed beach beneath the Marquam Bridge on the west bank.

Nicknamed “Poet’s Beach”, it can be reached via a newly cut path through riprack rock. Along the path are stones engraved with children’s poems that speak for the Willamette River. Also inscribed are native Chinook words provided by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who have honored the river since time immemorial. The engraving work was done by Peter Attila Andrusko of Written In Stone Productions.

*Source: The Human Access Project.


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