Portage Bay is a small residential neighborhood that slopes down to the Portage Bay body of water. Its tree-lined streets are home to stately Tudor- and Craftsman-style houses. It's known for a high concentration of houseboats.
There's not a whole lot happening here: you'll find a few casual restaurants and a couple shops, but for more excitement you'll need to walk across the bridge to the University District.
Water aficionados will find a rowing center and yacht club.
Downtown Seattle: 3.4 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 8.1 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Redmond: 14.4 miles / 20-35 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Parks sprout up in the strangest places! This little one, and its sister directly across the channel, sit between the pillars of the Freeway Bridge on the water passage between Lake Union and Portage Bay.
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