Also taken on June 4, 2008, this photo means that I was in the right place at the right time, a feeling surely shared by many who have enjoyed Salmon Street Springs fountain. Here we see folks representing the Evergreen Aviation and Science Museum at the Rose Festival. Some stopped to talk with festival-goers in view of the tall ships docked on the Willamette River seawall. That's the Hawthorne Bridge in the background and the bollards in the foreground. I am so thankful that I hung around until 5:57 p.m. so that I got to take this photo.
From the City of Portland Web site:
Salmon Street Springs, Location: Waterfront Park, Naito Parkway at SW Salmon, Hours: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall
Robert Perron Landscape Architects and Planners designed the fountain which was dedicated in 1988. A computer regulates the changing patterns of the water display. At full capacity, the fountain recycles 4,924 gallons of water per minute through as many as 137 jets at once. There are 185 jets. The three cycles of the fountain are called misters, bollards, and wedding cake.