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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! FROM JULY...
The tour is currently up and running daily, every day at 11am! FROM JULY 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 6TH, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL AFTERNOON TOUR AT 2:30 PM ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS ONLY. SAME MEETING SPOT. SAME TOUR. Think of this 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 Portland! 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 2hours 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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Great Tour!

We really enjoyed the tour we took today. Eric is friendly, funny engaging and full of interesting information. We fell in love with Portland and will definitely be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour we took today. Eric is friendly, funny engaging and full of interesting information. We fell in love with Portland and will definitely be back.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The guide was witty and informative. It's very difficult to keep the attention of so many people (we had about 40+people) for 2 hours....but the guide certainly achieved it. We were all entertained and we learned more than if we were to walk around by ourselves reading a guidebook. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The tour guide, Eric, was very entertaining. We started out at the Pioneer Courthouse and took a two hour walk around the city. Obviously, it is impossible to see the whole city from two hours on foot. However, we hit some high points including the farmers market, the Portlandia statue, the world's smallest park, and the riverfront. Each stop was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I'm from Portland and had done tours like this other places. Wanted to see what Portlandia does and was not disappointed. Eric does an entertaining tour, with lots of local tidbits. I'm sending recommendations to friends and my college age kids while home for summer to do this - it's everyday!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This tour is not to be missed, and free at that! Eric was the best, very knowledgable, funny and included so much with lots of info. It was just enough walking without overdoing it and covered everything I thought was important. I really enjoyed it and definitely would recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful experience with a talented tour guide..Eric knows his town and is passionate about it too. Walking through Portland is the best way to see the sights and feel the flavor of the city..we did just that. Pace was good and saw interesting sights.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This free walking tour is an excellent way to start your stay in Portland. Eric is really entertaining and tells great stories as you walk through the city. It's a great way to orient yourself in the city. We liked the jokes about the corporate nature of Seattle vs Portland's creative and self-employed culture. There was a ghost story, historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Owner/guide Eric clearly has been a professional tour guide for quite a while, as he knows how to balance facts with great storytelling skills. This was one of my favorite walking tours of any city as I learned a lot about Portland and stayed interested throughout. There was not a tremendous amount of walking, so don't stress about that. The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My partner and I attended this walking tour on a weekday in mid-July. We had a fantastic time! Erik, our guide, was animated, considerate, entertaining and informative. There were about 30 people who showed up the day we went and the tour lasted approximately 2.5 hours. The route is easy and the elevation change is minimal, but wear good walking... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were personally greeted by Erik in front of Pioneer Park. He took us on a 12 stop tour that took a little more than 2 hours to complete which is long for teens and children but for adults he has a very good approach to presenting the information in a entertaining way without pushing facts at you. The 104... More 

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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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