The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is a linear park and bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the eastern bank of the Willamette River, much of it directly across from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the western shore.
Dedicated in 2001, the Esplanade runs on the edge of the Kerns, Buckman, and Hosford-Abernethy neighborhoods. It's one section of Portland's 40-Mile Loop trail system. The northern terminus is the Steel Bridge. At its southern end, near OMSI, the Esplanade connects to the Springwater Corridor. Some 1200 feet of the path is a floating walkway, the longest of its kind in the United States. Thirteen markers along the esplanade indicate the eastside street grid.