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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The tour is currently up and running daily, every day at 11am! The last...

The tour is currently up and running daily, every day at 11am! The last tour of 2015 is Thursday, October 15th. After that the tour will be closed from Friday October 16th and will reopen again on Sunday, May 1st. For a full calendar of days that the tour is offered, please see the "Tour Calendar" page of our official website.

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 2hrs 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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Portlandia walking tour

We met our tour guide in Pioneer square and I guess everyone else read the trip advisor review because the crowd was HUGE! But our tour guide did an excellent job of keeping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Japna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We met our tour guide in Pioneer square and I guess everyone else read the trip advisor review because the crowd was HUGE! But our tour guide did an excellent job of keeping everyone together and making sure everyone could hear or see. The information was great (I could never have learned this online). It was both old and modern... More 

1 Thank Japna S
Rhinebeck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is an excellent tour. We had never been to Portland before and this gave us some great insights into the city. Awesome tour guide. Lots of fun, really interesting learning about Portland and a great walk!

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Ridgefield, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Did this with friends visiting for the first time. Great success! Everyone enjoyed it! Would highly recommend this to an out of the ordinary experience!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Erik give you the inside scoop in a funny, irreverent, and informative walking tour of downtown Portland. An enterprising young man, Erik had difficulty finding a job in Portland (as do many), so he made his own! In the process, he'll tell you which food carts might be best suited to your tastes, when to go to Voodoo if you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Perfect to get a good workout and have a group of people to walk with. The best part is having a tour guide walk with you and show you all the special sights, restaurants and special attractions the city has to offer. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A friend recommended I take the tour after she had taken it a few months earlier. Eric is a friendly and funny tour guide. He is clearly passionate about what he does and it shows. Portland is a small city to walk around. Eric took us to main local attractions and gave us wonderful, fun, funny, historic and portlandia-esque facts... More 

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North Street, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want tour with a touch of humor and a visit to often overlooked sites, this is the tour for you! This enthusiastic young man makes it clear that the tour is free, donations only and there is no pressure to donate, though you will want to reward him for a job well done. No registration needed, just follow... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Eric the guide is friendly & entertaining with a lot of good stories. He should spend less time talking at each stop because it got long to just stand there. The tour is advertised as covering the Pearl District, Chinatown and downtown. We only covered a few blocks of downtown in the hour and a half we stayed. We had... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Loads of fun, very entertaining guide. The tour took us about 2 hours and was a mixture of comedy, stories and fun facts. Would definitely recommend. Thanks!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Wow, what a great tour of Portland! My husband and I have done tours all over Europe and the States and this is one of the best (if not the best) I've ever been on. I thought the guide did a great job of weaving comedy, history, and modern day suggestions together. Thanks, Erik! Keep up the good work :-)... More 

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