Thanks to CEIC partner Human Access Project, a new public beach opened Friday on the east bank of the Willamette River right next to the Hawthorne bridge!
Across the river from her husband’s namesake park, Audrey McCall Beach has been years in the making. Swimming is encouraged: the beach will have lifeguards Friday through Sunday, 7/5 – 9/1 from 2pm – 6pm.
“You have views of downtown, sunset views,” Portland-based non-profit Human Access Project Ringleader Willie Levenson said. “I’m just happy for the people of Portland that have a new opportunity to discover the river. I love the Willamette River.”