Location: In the heart of downtown Portland underneath the east end of the Burnside Bridge.
Directions: From I-84 westbound take the Lloyd Center exit (#1). Continue straight through 4 lights (for night skating) on Lloyd Blvd. At Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Take a left. Go 1 block ped the intersection with Burnside to SE Ankeny, take a right. Continue to 2nd Ave. Take a right onto 2nd and the skate park is about _ block down on the right.
From I-5 northbound, take the I-84 eastbound exit. Take the immediate exit to the eastside industrial area. At the stop sign take a left and follow the curve in the road. Turn left on 2nd and follow north to SE Ankeny. The skate park is about _ block down on the right.
Description: Underneath the Burnside bridge has been transformed into a very smooth concrete skate Mecca. It has been featured in several skate videos in the past and continues to be Portland’s main skate attraction. It has been gradually expanded to the entire area under the bridge. It features two very smooth concrete bowls (one affectionately called the ?death bowl?) as well as several quarter pipes and corner bowls that reach vert. There is a spine and a half pyramid to the end and the entire park has good coping (for grinding) and high walls.
Review: Burnside is very popular and it can get crowded on the weekends. We would not recommend this park to beginners unless you head there early in the morning when no one else is there. A real plus to this park is it’s professional lection from the rain. Being directly under the bridge, most of it stays dry.
Cost: Free Crash up
Derby Factor: 6
Are pads required to skate?: no
Does it cost money to skate?:
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