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Pioneer Courthouse Square

Address: 701 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 503-223-1613
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Ranked #37 of 263 Attractions in Portland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: People-watching
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Owner description: A popular square in downtown Portland.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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676 reviews 676 reviews
347 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a well designed combined visitor center and outdoor amphitheater, and its architecture is interesting enough to deserve a picture. But in several visits to Portland I've found that I generally stop in the visitor center to pick up some literature and ask a few questions, take one or two of those pictures I mentioned, and move on. It's... More

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A nice public square. Not much going on, when we visited. After visiting the square, we planned to walk the surrounding area to look for a good place to eat dinner. Wing it. Mistake! The surrounding area seem lacking in restaurants. Plan ahead!!

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brick by brick, step by step this is the MUST see when you visit Portland. Free events almost all year long. Movies in the summer time, beer festivals, food festivals, you name it! My favorite place to be! And, KGW has it's own television studio there so you can catch a glimpse of the news report and maybe see yourself... More

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Holland, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Good visitors center. Lots of good chain and unique shopping experiences circling the square. Great tours start in the square that can be booked

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Delaware, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Okay, so here I am writing a review on a Square...seems kind of odd to do so, but in this case, it's not. We were wandering around Portland taking in the sites and scenery and happened upon the square while they were having an event (Dancing Outdoors?). It was a lot of fun to sit there and enjoy the entertainment... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

In the heart of the city. There is always great people watching to be had and usually some kind of event. Grab some to go grub, take a seat on the steps and take in everybody that portland has to offer.

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Atlanta, GA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
68 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I were leery of visiting the square but we ended up being impressed. We visited 3 times in 6 days and got to enjoy an Italy festival, a free CD giveaway, free French fries courtesy of McDonalds, a music concert, flower market, a tremendous visitor information outlet, free public bathrooms, and (of course) a daily weather forecast... More

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Victoria, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place to just hang out and people-watch. At the time we were there was a modern dance troupe performing. Somewhat hidden underneath is the tourist information center. The volunteer on duty gave us a better map than we had come with and provided a few ideas for sights to see. Well worth stopping in.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was only in Portland for less than a week but on my first night I walked by Pioneer Courthouse square. Music floated across the evening air, people gathered around and later, a free presentation of Jurasic Park was underway as I walked back. Over the next few days it seemed that there was always something going on! What a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A central location to chill in Portland. The square is often used for public events so you can find a variety of goings on here. Fairly quiet if there are no events.

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