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Secrets Of Portlandia Free Walking Tour

6th Avenue Sidewalk, Between Yamhill and Morrison Street, In Front of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR 97205
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No better way to get oriented to downtown Portland. Amazing Fun!

While the tour does take 2+ hours to complete, it is well worth it. Erik is a charismatic tour... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
KrishnaBalaram
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San Diego, California
Must do!

Such a worthwhile experience. Erik is full of information about each stop. Since he's working for... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Katrina P
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Michigan
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The first Free Tour of 2018 will be on Wednesday, May 2nd at 11am. From May 2nd until October 5th, 2018, there will be a Free Tour every day at 11am. The Free Tour starts every day at 11am on the sidewalk of SW 6th Ave, in front of Pioneer Courthouse (across the street from Pioneer Square and the Visitor Information Center.) No reservation necessary! Just show up! Look for Erik in his NEON GREEN SHIRT. The tour meets 7 days a week, rain or shine. The tour is about 2 to 2.5 hrs long and ends in front of Voodoo Donuts and the Saturday Market. Think of this tour as stand-up comedy about Portland what makes Portland so weird and unique. Tour highlights include: -the world's smallest park -the hilarious history of Voodoo Donuts -a hidden weather machine -the Portlandia statue -secret features of Pioneer Square -a trip to a food cart "pod" and much more! If you have any questions about the tour, please check our official website. Or feel free to send us an email!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th Avenue Sidewalk, Between Yamhill and Morrison Street, In Front of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR 97205
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

While the tour does take 2+ hours to complete, it is well worth it. Erik is a charismatic tour guide and makes the entire tour fun and interesting. If you are new to Portland, this tour will give you a good sense of the town...More

Thank KrishnaBalaram
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Such a worthwhile experience. Erik is full of information about each stop. Since he's working for tips, you get the best tour. And you really can't beat the price! (Don't forget to tip!)

1  Thank Katrina P
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We did the free tour with Erik yesterday. It was a very interesting experience and he told us a lot about the peculiar stories of Portland. Our only tip would be to make it a loop, so you end where you started. Try this when...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Really outstanding tour. Funny, informative and memorable. I did this tour several years ago. I was excited to bring people on it. It was especially nice that there was new antidotal stories and my favourite memories brought back to life. Excellent job Eric.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Yep. Eric's tour was the right balance of information and fun. The point of a walking tour is to see stuff that you'd miss just walking around. The two hours flew by. Thank yoi

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Erik's tour. It was a lot of fun while still being very educational. He also recommended some great restaurants along the way that turned out to be awesome.

Thank Tangee D
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I've been on at least 30 free walking tour as I lived in Europe for a few years. Eric is definitely the best tour guide I have ever had. He's entertaining and helpful. He will keep your attention the entire tour and give you AWESOME...More

Thank laniereynolds
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This tour guide is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, theatrical and tells you information about Portland that you won't find in a guide book he has a great personal touch and will recommend places to eat and visit and take time to answer your questions You will enjoy...More

Thank italiancan
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Not sure how long Eric will be doing this, as he has other adventures being realized. This was fun, and today was very busy as it was swelled by solar eclipse tourists, and Eric did a fine tour.

Thank El S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Have done a fair few number of walking tours in my time and this one was definitely up there! Eric had a great attitude and was super friendly. Not only that, he delivered a stellar tour, funny and interesting tour. We were sad we had...More

Thank Elyse D
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Greg C
1 December 2016|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
He said in August that he takes winters off
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Laura964
21 June 2016|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
In front of court house across street from pioneer square. Eric starts tour at 11am everyday
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jadedmuse
22 October 2015|
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Response from Charisse B | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to contact him to take the tour. Just show up at Pioneer Courthouse Square a couple of minutes before tour time and he should be there.
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