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Benson Bubblers

Fifty Throughout the City, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-275-8355
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Truly Portland

These bubblers are so historical, so unique - they are much of what makes Portland, Portland... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Dan W
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Portland, Oregon
What a cool idea!

Walking around Portland can be tiring, but what a pleasant diversion to have these water fountains... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Aquazoo
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Kensington, Maryland
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Mini water fountains.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 Jul 2017
“Very cool attraction”
6 Dec 2017
“Truly Portland”
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Fifty Throughout the City, Portland, OR 97209
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+1 503-275-8355
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

These bubblers are so historical, so unique - they are much of what makes Portland, Portland. Available all over downtown be sure to stop and try one!

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Walking around Portland can be tiring, but what a pleasant diversion to have these water fountains available! They're beautiful and have a cooling effect just looking at them. Apparently I'm brave for having a drink from one of them, but I survived it just fine.

Thank Aquazoo
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

As noted, these fountains can be see throughout the city. They are a pretty cool sight to see in various areas, particularly the one located right by the Simon Benson mansion.

Thank sweetheart2u
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Yeah, I saw them thruout the city they are elegant but when I saw various folks rubbing their hands and whatnot passed on taking a drink

2  Thank Hoben01
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Love the story! Simon Benson, a prominent logging company owner in the mid-19th century had these put in so his loggers would have good clean water when they came into town. He was a "tea-toddler" so hoped it would keep many of his men out...More

Thank Mama2world
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Tasty the water from a shared pipe isn't as cool as it used to be. Almost as interesting a the water fountains in Rome. Wish there were more. Fascination with these is age related, so if you have a 5 year old give it 30...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is about 2 minutes of fun but after that you like what else is there to do? Still a fun idea and bravo.

1  Thank Alzor S
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Nice water fountains throughout the city. There are about 52 original Benson Bubblers. The fountains were a gift to the city from Simon Benson. We had a nice refreshing drink.

1  Thank Ingrid D
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I didn't bury the lead. These are cool and interesting. DON'T DRINK FROM THEM THOUGH. I watched numerous homeless people use them as washing stalls, garbage cans and restrooms, on top of drinking out of them. I also saw many children playing in them, which...More

1  Thank JpocJedi
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

As you stroll through Portland, you will see drinking water fountains known as Benson Bubblers throughout the city. Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic drinking fountains. The city currently boasts 52 of the fountains and 74 one-bowl variations. Another unique item that sets Portland apart from...More

3  Thank KimberMN
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