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Address: 701 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204
Phone Number: 503-223-1613
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Activities: People-watching
Description: A popular square in downtown Portland.
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Great city center location to people watch!

This large, bricked area in downtown Portland is perfect for sitting, visiting, reading, eating, and even people watching. It is located near good shopping, the Bolt bus, Tri-Met... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Albany, Oregon
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Cincinnati Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of Portland. There is a vibrancy here that can only be explained by being here. The restaurants, wine bars, and culture that surround the square give it its character. One of the shining stars of the area was the Visitor's center. Not only do they provide Tri-Met passes but their personnel are engaging, informative, and funny.... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This large, bricked area in downtown Portland is perfect for sitting, visiting, reading, eating, and even people watching. It is located near good shopping, the Bolt bus, Tri-Met transportation. Enjoyed grabbing a quick sandwich to go, and eating it on the brick steps on a weekend afternoon. Yes, can see why it is called "Portland's living room!" So many activities... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Courthouse building is a really nice architectural site both in the day but even more so at night with all the lights. We walked around downtown from The Monaco Hotel to Pioneer Square where there were lots of activites, food, and things to see. Its a nice walking area for after dinner too if you are staying in area.

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Felton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just a big square where they sometimes have events. Has amphitheater type seating. Visitor center located on one end. About the only reason to visit unless you are attending an event

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Pioneer Courthouse Square was located right down the street from my hotel on a recent overnight business trip to Portland. I happened to stop by on my walking tour of the area. Very pleasant environment where people were just relaxing and enjoying a wonderful sunny day. Would have loved to grab some food and stayed a while.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The square is alleged to be so free and open. So full of artsy class. In fact it is inundated by runaways with names like Needles, Tree, Koala, Leathers and such-not. These feral youths are drug addicted, lazy and violent. 9 out of 10 did not leave abuse or danger. They left because mommy and daddy wouldn't buy them an... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This should be your first stop if you have questions about what to see or how to travel in the city of Portland. The city representatives can answer all of your questions and supply you with all of the information you need for a memorable visit.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Portland's Pioneer Square is the heart of downtown, a colorful brick-laden centre-piece to the City. Most impressive were the folks at the info center who were passionately pro Portland and also quite informative about things to do. I enjoyed the food carts and some of the sculpture as well as watching a game of near life-size chess... Worth wandering through... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Ive beeb here a few times. Very little to do in a very small space. Mostly home to homeless people who get evicted when theres an event going on. Not worth a trip into town for.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

"Portland's living room" was very colorful when we visited last June- hundreds of potted flowers were artfully arranged around the square- it was beautiful! Seems to be the hub of the downtown area- lots of tourists and locals alike hanging out. We liked all the sculpture art in the area- there are some really cute animal fountains just down the... More 

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