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Secrets Of Portlandia Free Walking Tour

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Address: Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Broadway and Morrison), Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-703-4282
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Description: The tour is currently up and running daily, every day at 11am! Think of...
The tour is currently up and running daily, every day at 11am! Think of the tour as stand up comedy about Portland's weird and wacky history and culture. Sure to have you laughing the whole way through, this is without question the most entertaining walking tour in town! Come find out why local comedian Erik Kennon's Free Walking Tour is so much more fun than one that costs $20 up front! The Free Tour starts everyday at 11am on the sidewalk of SW 6th Ave in front of Pioneer Courthouse (across the street from Pioneer Square and the Visitor Information Center.) No reservation necessary! Just show up! The tour meets 7 days a week, rain or shine :-) Look for Erik, who will be wearing his signature neon green "Free Tour" t-shirt.The tour is about 1hr 30min long and ends in front of Voodoo Donuts, Chinatown, and the Saturday Market. You'll receive insider tips on restaurants and nightlife, and lots of photo ops! Your guide works for tips- you can be assured of the highest quality!
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Entertaining and Informative!

This was an terrific tour! I was in Portland for the weekend with my two teenage kids. We all really enjoyed Eric's walking tour. He's very personable and has great stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was an terrific tour! I was in Portland for the weekend with my two teenage kids. We all really enjoyed Eric's walking tour. He's very personable and has great stories about what 'makes Portland weird'. We were all thoroughly entertained! I highly recommend this tour!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was debating between Eric's free walking tour and another fee-based walking tour in downtown Portland. I am glad I went to this one! Eric is warm, friendly and funny! He gave us a good history of Portland. His jokes were so funny (and appropriate, so no worries) that made the tour even more interesting! I felt comfortable and learned... More 

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Piermont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Erik gave an excellent tour of Stumptown/Portland today; funny, interesting, and educational. It is a must-do when visiting Portland!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best walking tours we've been on anywhere. It was very entertaining and contained great info about Portland. The tour was about two hours long which was just right. The guide used a mic so we had no problem hearing him. Even though it's listed as a free tour, make sure to bring money for a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is an ideal tour to learn of quirky insider tips about Portland. Did your know that Portland hired the first woman police officer? Did you know that Portland has the smallest park in the world? Eric imparts little known facts with enthusiasm and pride in his city, along with some corny but fun jokes. Our tour members ranged from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My Aunt and I really enjoyed this tour. It was humorous with a lot of information sprinkled without. It's an easy walk and a great overview of Portland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Eric was a GREAT tour guide that was enthusiastic and showed a great passion for Portland. His jokes were even entertaining - especially the M.C. Hammer one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just under two hours of interesting history, quirky facts and personalised recommendations.would definitely recommend to others. Bring a light rain jacket if it looks cloudy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I travel a lot alone and whenever they are offered, I like to check out the cities I visit by taking a free walking tour. At first I wasn't sure if this would be that cool as I had a friend who lives in Portland and he was coming along. Well, it turns out we had a great time with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great way to get a feel for the weirdness that is Portland. Eric is a great communicator and ambassador for the city. A must-do in Portland.

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