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Pioneer Courthouse Square

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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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A popular square in downtown Portland.

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Fun central place to people watch

Been here twice. Once to shop and people watch, and again for the tree lighting. It really is a fun place to just stop and watch Portland go by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA

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Loreto, Mexico
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The square was just beautiful at Christmas, I would definitely recommend being here during the holidays.

Thank Cessy61
Camas, Washington
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to be for people-watching, concerts, special events, or just to sit and have lunch. Just know that there are lots of people everywhere.

Thank pentajs
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19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only upside is that it's close to some food trucks and shopping but otherwise there's not much to do here. Lots of homeless people that were harassing us and overall I don't see a reason to go here.

Thank David J
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110 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice quiet place to sit but there's not really much to see here. There's a tourist information centre which I didn't find helpful at all. Perhaps a nice place to rest and have a coffee!

Thank SydneyCfr
Eugene, Oregon
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210 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A convenient meeting spot and place to people-watch. It can to be a bit of a circus at times. However, you will see all Portland archetypes here in the span of an hour.

Thank bb_organic
San Diego, CA
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227 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here twice. Once to shop and people watch, and again for the tree lighting. It really is a fun place to just stop and watch Portland go by.

Thank SDTravelMom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to write 100 characters about it. My title says it all. Portland is a great city to visit, but don't expect anything from it's "heart"

Thank Frank B
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to spend an afternoon if you want to hit a bunch of things at once: on a sunny day there are food carts that park on the square, during the summer there are free music and dance performances, and there are a bunch of shops of all kinds within walking distance.

Thank mcspringy
Camas, Washington
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An iconic Portland attraction. Lots of seasonal and special events are held here. When we were here they were taking down the Portland Christmas tree. The whole area is paved with bricks and there are several large art pieces scattered around including a metal stork on a pillar that somehow predicts the weather. Lots of homeless youth hang out around... More 

Thank mushbigdog
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110 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is a great place to see people and watch the movement of Portland center. There are some nice architectural monuments around.

Thank Tal R

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