At the south end of the park is the RiverPlace Marina — a promenade with shopping, hotels and wine tasting. Admire the boats while eating at one of the many dockside restaurants, or get paddling yourself. Portland Kayak Company offers classes, rentals and guided tours.
If you’re looking for a bird’s-eye view of the city, take a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram ($4.35 roundtrip). The tram ascends 500 feet from the South Waterfront to Oregon Health & Science University’s main campus on Marquam Hill. Along the way (on a clear day), you can see the city horizon, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and the bridges along the Willamette River.