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Secrets Of Portlandia Free Walking Tour - CLOSED

Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Broadway and Morrison), Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-703-4282
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The last tour of the 2014 season is Monday, October 20th. After that the tour will be closed until...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The last tour of the 2014 season is Monday, October 20th. After that the tour will be closed until May 5th, 2014. 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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SF, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We decided to do this tour our last day of our long weekend in Portland, and I am glad we did. No thinking or planning involved, you just show up at a very easy to find downtown meeting spot and walk around like sheep being led by a groovy Portland-esque shepard. I think poor Travis has delivered his tour route... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Based on the reviews, I was excited to take this tour. Too bad the guide was somewhat lackluster. He used a mic the whole time, which is fine, IF you actually talk into it. He failed to do that the entire time which made it hard to hear him. In addition, he shared more jokes than history and facts. he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived at the Pioneer Courthouse five minutes ahead of the scheduled 11 AM tour. We gave them 25 minutes, but nobody from the walking tour showed up. Very disappointing.

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Santa Fe
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Really a fun way to get oriented to Portland, its history and quirkiness--even for some our family group who live there. Travis was quite entertaining and it is a low-pressure sort of attraction--we all felt--ages 25 to 75--that this was time well spent and would recommend this tour to anyone!

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Euless, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a great way to tour downtown Portland and at about 2 hours was also a great way to start our day. Travis was full of fun and information and you can tell he truly loves his city. Most of the history he provided was quirky, which suits me just fine - I can find out boring historical stuff... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great way to see Portland. I wouldnt say that it is hilariously funny - there are some predictable quips and jokes - but it was really enjoyable. There is a good bit of walking but the guide is good to make sure that he has everyone with him at all sets of lights etc.The facts and info... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this walking tour. Travis was very entertaining and informative. Great orientation to the downtown area. We met the group in front of the Pioneer Court House, and ended up at Voodoo Donuts. Walking back to Yamhill Street, we had lunch at Huber's which was outstanding. Thanks to our guide on this tour, we felt comfortable exploring on... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Travis did a fantastic job of showing us around Portland's sites. The tour was funny, informative and stuffed full of history and quirky facts to demonstrate Portland's unique character. Two hours was just enough time to see everything, plus I love a (good) bad joke and they just kept coming. I highly recommend making this tour your first trip on... More 

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Crestline, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

For the price of a tip this tour is a deal. Its not quite as funny as they promise but Its pretty entertaining and definitely enhances your understanding of the city. Worth doing if you have the time.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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167 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had read on the website to just show up at the Federal Courthouse at Pioneer Square. Imagine my surprise when we arrived and there were several dozen people waiting there (51 to be exact). I wasn't sure how this would be handled, but Eric was not bothered by it at all. He had an amplified speaker so hearing him... More 

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