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Pioneer Square Tours

Locally known as “Portland's Living Room,” Pioneer Courthouse Square sits at the heart of downtown and takes up an entire city block.

Pioneer Square was officially opened in 1984. Prior to that, it had been the site of a hotel (built in 1890) and later a two-story parking garage. When a new and much larger parking garage was proposed in 1969, the idea of creating a public square instead gained momentum, and was the beginning of Pioneer Square. The square takes its name from the nearby Pioneer Courthouse, built in 1875.

One side of the square is a sloped staircase, akin to theater seating and perfect for the many concerts held in the square each year. There is a local TV news station at the square, an information center for the city's public transportation system, outdoor chess tables, and a 33-foot-tall weathervane sculpture that changes at noon each day to show the following day's forecast.

Today, Pioneer Square is home to a multitude of special events throughout the year, including the annual Christmas tree lighting, plays, and concerts, as well as festivals for food, beer, and art. Particularly during the summer, the square is typically quite busy.

Practical Info

Pioneer Square is bordered on the north and south sides by the streets with MAX light rail lines, and on the east side by the bus mall – so it's very well served by public transportation of all kinds. Travel Portland's official visitor center is also located in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls, Portland, null
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Best of Portland City Morning Tour, Portland, City Tours
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Best of Portland City Morning Tour

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Prepare to be introduced to the incredible 9am City of Portland. This is the only city tour in Portland that offers a well-balanced overview of both downtown ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00
2.5-Hour Guided Small Group Portland City Tour, Portland, City Tours
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2.5-Hour Guided Small Group Portland City Tour

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Discover Portland City on this 2.5-hour tour with hotel pickup. See Pioneer Square, Rose Gardens, Pittock Mansion and more. Enjoy a guided visit through ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Portland, City Tours
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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all of Portland’s top attractions on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, a fun, easy way to sightsee. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, explore Portland aboard ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.00
Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour, Portland, Hop-on ... 
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour

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See Portland’s best sights and the spectacular natural beauty of the nearby Columbia River Gorge with this combo tour. Use your 2-day hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Downtown Portland Walking Tour, Portland, City Packages
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Downtown Portland Walking Tour

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On this walking tour of Portland, visit the Pearl District, Powell’s Bookstore, the Portlandia Statue, the city’s famous food carts and more. Your ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00

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