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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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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia...
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Ranked #63 of 590 things to do in Portland
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
Owner description: A popular square in downtown Portland.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A popular square in downtown Portland.
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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

"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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Southern California
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95 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you are in the area and happen to chance upon this location then it is worth spending a few moments maybe to people watch and check out the weather clock, but outside of that it is not something I would seek out. This is a interesting place for Portlanders to hang out at when the weather is good and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

it may be Portland's "living room".... But it's really a place where troubled teens, bums, and pesky protesters hang out. Often times when walking from Pioneer shopping mall to Nordstrom- I do not feel comfortable walking amongst the riff raff- as they sometimes heckle and have that group gang mentality. Be careful at night. Police presence is usually pretty good-... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

300+ tubas of all kinds gather every year for a free Christmas concert in the park w/ sing-along handouts and funny hats. Park crowded with listeners. Wonderful tradition.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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220 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I would normally rate a square like this no more than 4 stars but if you go for the food carts it elevates it to 5 stars. They have about 50 of them in this location. The square was the last stop on our excellent Portland Walking tour. We sampled some of the best Belgium Waffles that I have experienced.

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Experience local events such as "The Comical Brides of March" ... Mach Weddings. There is a cool signpost there pointing the direction and distance to many natiinal cities. A great photo op! The tourist information center is quite helpful at helping you plan your sightseeing interests. There is a Starbucks Coffee Store in the Square. It is a main stop... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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