Enjoying the West Marine Parklet
The famous Westmarine Parklet has been a mainstay for travelers in the Portland area since the late seventies. The Parklet has become synonymous with Portland’s Bohemian community. It was originally located at SE Division Street and has been a place where Portlanders have gone to socialize and have great fun shopping at the many art galleries, boutiques, and antique shops that are located in the area. However, it has evolved into much more since then. Today, you’ll find the Parklet in the heart of the downtown Portland area.
What exactly has made the Parklet such a popular place to hang out? There are a number of reasons. First of all, it allows people to enter the downtown area without having to leave their chairs and tables. If they don’t want to sit on the bench, they can just walk up to the platform where the lift takes them up to the top of the Portland Tower. People often use the Parklet to visit galleries, art stores, and other interesting buildings in the neighborhood.
However, another reason why the Parklet is such a beloved icon in the city is the number of businesses it attracts. Even during off peak hours, the Parklet can draw a crowd of well over a hundred people. The people watching are always looking for a good place to eat or drink while they are there. This is in addition to the fact that the view is spectacular.
The Parklet is also a great way for businesses to advertise. Most businesses have a couple of different options for outdoor signage. They can either put their name on the sign and have it constantly visible, or they can put their company name, website, or even a quote on the sign and hang it on the building. Either way, it looks very good for both the business and the customer.
Of course, people love to use the Parklet for sight seeing. As mentioned earlier, it’s located right by the water. When it gets hot, people love to swim and play in the waters. There is a dock just off the Parklet so it is very easy to get your equipment out to play in the ocean. This is an ideal situation for families, especially those with younger children.
Of course, the food is always a big part of any outing. If you own a restaurant or other type of catering business, you could have your food served on the ship. In fact, the restaurant on board is one of the most popular stops along the tours. If you own a food truck, you could set up shop at the marina and sell your delicious seafood, burgers, hot dogs, and salads. Basically, the Parklet is like a mini island where people can go to enjoy themselves and relax.