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Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
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Ranked #46 of 309 attractions in Portland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
Description: A popular square in downtown Portland.
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a big public square in the Pearly District. There isn’t much here unless there’s something going on (which is usually the case, especially if the weather is nice…live music, movies at night, etc.). There is a tourist info center on the ground level that can help you with just about any question you have. There are also tourist... More

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Vermilion, Canada
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172 reviews 172 reviews
97 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a great place to rest awhile while we were waiting for the Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour. It had lots of tables and chairs and benches; it had a statue of a man hailing a cab (which apparently is one of the most photographed statues in Portland); it had a fountain that some people sat... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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495 reviews 495 reviews
118 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A great expansive square in downtown Portland. Great place to take a picture of the scenic courthouse or take a break on the stone benches around the square. When we visited there was a flower exhibition going on which was a lovely addition to the square. Great place to regroup when taking a walk around the city.

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London, England
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loads of places to stop and get a coffee and people watch. Pioneer Square is in the central shopping area. We found it a good way to enjoy the sun and have a break whilst exploring the city.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent some time sitting in this very inviting square in the heart of Portland. There a lot of things going on here, even though it is not obvious at first. The square is beautifully designed as a hang out for locals, as well as a great place for visitors. The Visitor's center located on the square provides visitors with a... More

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Calgary, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a quaint place to sit with a coffee and a friend and people watch. It's in the heart of downtown Portland and has a beautiful garden.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Plenty of seating, a starbucks (but go somewhere cool and local if you can), and restrooms hiding in the Macy's across the street.... This place is great for a group to reboot. Luckily the largest PDX foodtruck pod is just up the street! (Alder & 9th) go their for food and walk back here to eat it. For more tips... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to walk around especially when the weather is nice. You can see people hanging out or making their way through town. The chairs are a nice touch too.

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Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I saw great reviews for this so we went when we were in Portland this week. I was very disappointed. The square was nice and big and the weather was great. Otherwise it wasn't worth it. There was some concert of kids performing songs and dances and it was so terrible we ended up just leaving.

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West Richland, WA, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The day we were downtown the square had hundreds of pots of colorful flowers arranged on the square. There is a fountain, and lots of steps for folks to sit and enjoy the city going by. Downtown Portland is really a neat area.

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