Directions and Amenities

Tanner Springs Park is located in Portland’s North Pearl District between NW 10th and 11th Street at Marshall. The Portland Streetcar has two stops at the park.

Portland Streetcar B Loop: Stops at NW 10th and Northrup Street and NW 11th and Marshall Street.
Portland Streetcar NS Line: Stops at NW 10th and Northrup and NW 12th and Northrup Street.

Tanner Springs Park is a dog-free park. The sensitive nature of the ecosystem designed with a bioswale and pond cannot process the contaminants in dog urine and feces. A dog’s predatory behavior also impacts and disturbs our wildlife, who depend on this little oasis in the city and call it home.

Explore two other parks within walking distance. Located just north of Tanner Springs Park is The Fields, a sports field with an adjacent dog park and a children’s playground. Just south of Tanner Springs Park, Jamison Square is a contemplative tree-lined green space with a synchronized water fountain–a favorite for children in the summertime.  A short distance away is the North Park Blocks with a bocce ball court, basketball court, children’s playground, and 12-foot bronze elephant sculpture.

Public restrooms are located at The Fields Park and Jamison Square.

Explore the Pearl

Explore the Pearl is the official website for Portland’s Pearl District.  Tailor your visit with this extensive resource for dining, transportation, events, and art shows.  “The urban legend of the Pearl District’s name is as extraordinary as the neighborhood itself. One story suggests that an oyster-canning factory once sat amidst the aging warehouses. Another proposes that Chinese seafarers hid pearls beneath cobble-stoned Twelfth Street. Regardless of which fable you’ve heard, there is an intimation of both beauty and ugliness in the name— which conjures an image of the elegant gem nestled in a drab, rough shell, waiting to be discovered.”–from Explore the Pearl

The Pearl Magazine

Published quarterly, The Pearl magazine is delivered to households in the Pearl and beyond as part of Portland Monthly and is available at select locations throughout the district. The Pearl provides its readers with the latest news and happenings, deeper articles on the people and personalities of the Pearl, as well as a walking map and member business listings.