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Pioneer Courthouse Square

623 Reviews

Pioneer Courthouse Square

623 Reviews
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7268 wrote a review Oct 2020
Oakland, California3,882 contributions744 helpful votes
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..
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Date of experience: October 2020
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irenencurdie wrote a review Jan 2020
Alexandria, Virginia104 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Yuko-Stu wrote a review Jan 2020
Yokohama, Japan180 contributions24 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
RichardN28 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bushey, United Kingdom514 contributions296 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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backpacker31 wrote a review Oct 2019
Boynton Beach, Florida5,374 contributions1,071 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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