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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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Fell in love with Portland

Eric is a very talented and energetic tour guide. His passion for his city is contagious. The tour was long for our kids but they held it together, entertained by the weirdness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Eric is a very talented and energetic tour guide. His passion for his city is contagious. The tour was long for our kids but they held it together, entertained by the weirdness Eric speaks about. We all enjoyed the tour very much and learned enough to feel like we know the city well even though we only stayed three nights.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was a great tour!! Our boys, ages 11 and 13 loved this!! Eric had a microphone so it was easy to hear him. He also made a point to stop and talk in spots with plenty of shade for everyone! Start your trip to Portland with this tour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

For first timers this was a great intro to the weirdness of Portland. Be advised that if you use the map in Trip Advisor it will take you to the wrong location - something we didn't realize until it was too late on our first attempt to join the tour. Hopefully that can be fixed quickly and easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband had found this tour on trip advisor and said we needed to do it. No regrets, the tour was busy with about 30 people or so. He was informative and funny with good stories about downtown Portland and some of its history regarding buildings( anyone whose a fan of 50 shades will laugh when he tells the real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This walking tour is a blast! Eric is extremely outgoing, funny, and knowledgeable about the quirky little city that is Portland. The walk is a mile total, stopping at different points of interests. It lasted about two hours and was definitely worth every step, every minute. We are visiting Portland from Los Angeles, and although we are obviously not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Eric is knowledgeable and funny. A bit too much talk. I would like to have seen more of historical Portland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I loved this tour! The owner/operator, Eric, is a storyteller and a seasoned traveler that weaves through the Downtown Portland area with wit and humor. He keeps his participants captivated with history and weird (Portland is so weird) anecdotes. Expect to walk about 1.5-2 miles in 2.5 hours. You will be delighted. And tip accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

He's great and funny, enjoyed the tour so much. It was a bit more than a two hour tour. Thank you for the advise TripAdvisor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I went on Eric's tour the morning of our first day in Portland. Eric is a great tour guide (extremely personal and funny). The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours and a mile total. It was the perfect way to get our bearings for the city, hear about the "must see" places and learn about Portland's history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At the beginning I was a bit skeptical and wasn't really convinced but after few minutes I was hooked. The tour guy Eric will give you a lot of inside information and will present you the historic facts with wit. Wanna know more about the unicorns, first policewoman or maybe the smallest park? Take a Free Tour. My advice: tip... More 

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Address: Address: Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW Broadway and Morrison), Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-703-4282
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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