Chapman and Lownsdale squares

Location -
S.W. Fourth Ave. between Salmon & Madison, Portland, OR 97204
Neighborhood - Downtown

Categories - Parks/Gardens

Features - Family Friendly, Near a MAX stop

These two, adjacent public parks, were divided by gender — Chapman Square was intended for women and children and Lownsdale Square was for men — and were popular with public orators who drew crowds they as spoke their piece. Today, these historic squares serve as quiet urban oases and feature prominent public art, such as the elk statue occupying the center of Main St. since 1900, as well as lots of shade.