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Pioneer Courthouse Square

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“living room”(62 reviews)
“nice square”(9 reviews)
A popular square in downtown Portland.
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701 SW 6th Ave, Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204-1410
+1 503-223-1613
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 21, 2006

There is no way to describe pioneer square enough for you to grasp the idea, but i will certainly try. this is a beautiful square in the center of the downtown area. It is the hub for all the activity downtown as you can catch...More

10  Thank proudmomoftwo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 27, 2015

it may be Portland's "living room".... But it's really a place where troubled teens, bums, and pesky protesters hang out. Often times when walking from Pioneer shopping mall to Nordstrom- I do not feel comfortable walking amongst the riff raff- as they sometimes heckle and...More

3  Thank Odenburb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually a really nice spot in the city centre, but there wasn't much going on when were there in late October. There's a fantastic tourist office you enter on a walkway in the centre of the fountain, Starbucks (of course), some food trucks,...More

1  Thank janett1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not even customers, but were stranded and couldnt get through on the phone to our Enterprise car rental. The manager, Marissa, made a call to a radio cabfor us, and saved the day. She was very helpful us tuesday oct 23 . We...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful area to enjoy, find information, have a snack or a meal, do some shopping. There are also mass transit stops next to the square.

Thank dwmv65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are great festivals here during the Summer months. Nice place to sit and enjoy and iced tea or coffee if there isn't a festival going on.

Thank jassyp101
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I guess the day and time we went there wasn’t much going on. Unfortunately lots of homeless people in the downtown area. Seems a lot of activities go on but I guess it’s mostly on a weekend or in the evening. Nothing going on when...More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This was a interesting stop. The farmers' market is wonderful. You can try free samples as well. There is an all gender bathroom in the visitor info center that is more of a tourist site. There is an attendant and as odd as it seemed,...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

While I visited Portland on my 5 day stay there were 4 events at this place that were so much fun. There is always something going on here and it is a fun place to rest and hang-out with your lunch.

Thank DeeDeeCalifornia
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We stopped by Pioneer Courthouse Square while we were walking around Portland. On the day we visited, a large homeless presence was less visible than some other reviews have commented upon. A Native American festival was in progress and there was a lot of activity...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I read that seeing Pioneer Courthouse Square was a "must." Well, it's a city center, but it's not that interesting... It's a square in the middle of a city - the courthouse is on one side. There is a visitor center there & this is...More

Thank C-02
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Great place to socialize with the addicted and mentally ill if that's what you want to do. Plenty of neck tattoos and yelling to keep things interesting while downtown.

Thank PDXflier
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July 19, 2015|
Response from rhundt67 | Reviewed this property |
At the time we were there, there were just a few carts and I opted for a quick hot dog and fries (which weren't the best), but there was a pulled pork sandwich cart next to it that others got and enjoyed. Not sure if these... More