Portland City Hall

Portland City Hall

Portland City Hall
3.5
Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings

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3.5
18 reviews
Excellent
3
Very good
7
Average
3
Poor
2
Terrible
3

LeeRuth
Eau Claire, WI115 contributions
Unsafe-Dangerous-Won’t Protect Tourists
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Portland City Hall is an unsafe, dangerous and threatening building to visit as is the entire city of Portland.
I would NEVER recommend visiting the city hall or the city of Portland. You are putting yourself and your family or workers in grave danger!
Written July 31, 2020
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Jason P
Chilliwack, Canada1 contribution
Disappointing
Jul 2018 • Family
I recently went to Portland with my daughter to spend a couple days. The hotel we stayed at was great but overall Portland was very disappointing. The zoo was fantastic but the downtown core of Portland was dirty. There are more homeless people than I expected. I saw homeless injecting themselves, cursing, vomiting on sidewalk and defecating in the parks. I understand that all cities are experiencing the homeless problem but I didn’t expect it to this level. Overall I did not enjoy the stay there and the smell of urjne in the air. I was glad to leave and go down the coast home. Unfortunately I had heard so many good things about Portland and really wanted to enjoy it. I don’t see myself going back. Although donuts were really good.
Written July 10, 2018
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Slowwhite
Balmain, Australia178 contributions
Portland city very disappointing
Aug 2017 • Friends
(Can't find a place where you can review a city overall so this will have to do)

Was really looking forward to visiting Portland but left with very mixed emotions. Sort of a parallel universe in a way. The number of homeless, many of them young with mental health issues was very confronting. I thought there would be minimal cars but they were constant (admittedly it was the solar eclipse w/e).

On the other hand we enjoyed the music, restaurants, the park and the river hence the 3 star rating and not lower.

All in all I was expecting Portland to be a fantastic smaller outdoor city very laid back but just couldn't get over the level of homeless people.
Written October 11, 2017
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
Very Distinctive Italian Renaissance-Style City Hall Building
Feb 2017 • Solo
Portland City Hall is a very distinctive looking four-story Italian Renaissance-style building built in 1895. It has a sandstone exterior and takes up a full city block. And it has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.

There are landscaped grounds around City Hall with a Statue of a large bell that reminds me a little bit of the Liberty Bell. The main entrance is located on SW Fourth Avenue facing the East and Terry Schrunk Plaza.

Terry Schrunk Plaza just is one block to the East of City hall. It makes for a nice relaxing place to enjoy a park setting and not feel like you are totally trapped in the cement jungle of downtown Portland.
Written March 4, 2017
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NaomiDagenBloom
Portland, OR13 contributions
Happy Cup surprises visitors with tiny City Hall cafe
Apr 2016 • Friends
Happy Cup Coffee, a very Portland kind of enterprise, has been providing coffee and breakfast and lunch to employees and visitors who come to City Hall. Highly rated coffee in the City's tradition is roasted right in town, has a mission--to provide employment for people with disabilities. From your seat in the atrium you can watch an elaborate early elevator--and comings and goings of the people who run Portland.
Written August 14, 2016
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Joe Bob J
Portland, OR68 contributions
Beautiful building for a walk through
Apr 2015
City Hall is underappreciated, a vintage gem in downtown Portland. It was (or is?) to be torn down, but now the plan is to wreck the VQ with a big new building on the river. Still, City Hall is worth a quiet 5 minute walk through when strolling downtown.
Written March 4, 2016
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micdado
The Woodlands, TX98 contributions
Yuck
Oct 2015
Please everyone do yourself a favor and don't ever visit Portland. I was yuck end out, creeped out and on constant alert the whole 4 hours I was there. Addicts, trash and filth is the only thing holding this lost city together. Such a huge disappointment. I have always wanted to visit. It is the first city i haven't purchased one souveniers. The city should be ashamed of itself. Grow a pair and clean up your disgusting city. Ugggggghhhh. I felt like I needed to bathe in sanitizer.
Written October 29, 2015
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Liza R
Los Angeles, CA69 contributions
The views will take your breath away
Oct 2014 • Friends
This is one of the most beautiful view in the City of Portlalnd I have ever seen. It has a nice bar with lots of open seats, and a nice restaurant with a great selection. You can see the complete city along with the bridges for miles. If you are visiting, a must see for all vacationers!
Written October 24, 2014
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dr-sea-breeze
Vancouver, BC164 contributions
Just like in Portlandia
Nov 2013 • Friends
We loved walking by the City Hall and it was just like we saw it in Portlandia with the herb garden on the front. Sweet.
Written October 17, 2014
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Allen C
Portland, OR78 contributions
24 Hour Bathrooms for Homeless
Only in Portland would a city pay staff to work 24/7 for the sole purpose of escorting homeless and drugged out people in and out of city hall so they can use the bathroom. The structure itself might be worth a glance or two but I personally wouldn't go into the restrooms. Also, it is very common for city hall to be surrounded by protestors and people "camping" so be alert of your surroundings particularly at night.
Written July 27, 2014
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