Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pioneer Courthouse Square
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A popular square in downtown Portland.
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4.0
628 reviews
Excellent
186
Very good
264
Average
137
Poor
30
Terrible
11

Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA869 contributions
Aug 2023
We visited during a Chinese cultural event and the square was hopping with a large crowd, several interesting food trucks, and a good show. Don't think it would be nearly as interesting, however, if there wasn't an event going on.
Written 18 August 2023
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,470 contributions
May 2022
This is a cool little square in the heart of the city that has a Starbucks and outdoor seating. There are also food trucks parked there, although the egg truck is average at best, if you grab a coffee and a breakfast sandwich it's a fun place to sit and people watch. There are some cool photo stops in the square too and the animal fountains in the area are really cute.
Written 17 August 2022
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swearengen
Colonia, NJ854 contributions
Jul 2022
We went by when we were in the area, and they were doing some set up for a show later. There were a few food trucks, a few sculptures, and people hanging out. Nothing special.
Written 28 July 2022
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,608 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
This square was referred to by someone as the heart of the city. There are some food trucks and a Starbucks. There are also a lot of beggars. I didn’t see anything fun or interesting.
Written 25 March 2022
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PDXmilespoints
Portland, OR489 contributions
Jul 2021
Portland's Living room! The philly cheesesteak food cart is amazing and shouldnt be missed! Great people watching
Written 15 August 2021
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,250 contributions
Oct 2020
This would be a beautiful central location were it not for the profoundly mentally ill, drug addicts, and vagrants.I do not consider this place to have a homeless problem. This place has a problem with vagrancy and drugs and mental illness..
Written 21 October 2020
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irenencurdie
Alexandria, VA104 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
There are some adorable animal statues by the courthouse and the square entrance has some historic gates marking the entrance to what once was an enormous hotel. Apparently the initial hotel investor went broke so the local citizens paid to complete the hotel. The hotel was demolished and the square was eventually installed. I liked the animals but the square didn't hold my interest until I read the sign about the weather statue. There is a tall statue in the corner of the square that keeps track of local weather. Every day at noon, the statue performs, which is AWESOME. The entertainment starts with an instrumental melody announcing the enchantment to come. You will then see the bird on the statue disappear into a dome after which a dragon and spikes emerge. Water mist gets sprayed during the performance, need I say more? Go see this.
Written 12 January 2020
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Yuko-Stu
Yokohama, Japan237 contributions
Dec 2019
They have a beautiful Christmas tree set up every year. There are food carts nearby that are open during certain hours. There are places to sit and relax aftr walking around or shopping.
Written 1 January 2020
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RichardN28
Bushey, UK519 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
A central square in Portland that was very busy meaning we didn't realise we were at Pioneer square.

It was just ok though, not worth a special trip.
Written 15 December 2019
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,500 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I cannot understand how the city of Portland decided to replace a once grand hotel with a soulless brick square. Every time I visited the square I was overcome with the stench of urine, marijuana and stale booze, not to mention having to endure watching the multitude of homeless ply the area, constantly asking for money. Aside from being a convenient transit hub and site of several food trucks (I had lost my appetite prior to ordering anything), I’d skip this.
Written 30 October 2019
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