Pioneer Courthouse Square

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations



In many ways the living room, public heart, and commercial soul of downtown, Pioneer Square is not entirely square, rather an amphitheater-like brick piazza. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The brick-paved square is an outdoor stage for everything from summer outdoor movies to food festivals to flower displays to concerts. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The heart of downtown Portland, this brick plaza is nicknamed 'Portland's living room' and is the most visited public space in the city. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Lined with 12 monumental terra-cotta-faced columns with rose capitals, the plaza has a limestone-faced fountain projecting from its west end and a curving amphitheater on its south side. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Portland's living room. Sit down a bit. Unless it's raining. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Spend any time in Pioneer Courthouse Square and you'll find that it's ground zero for the alternative lifestyle embraced by the city. Full review →



Food vendors, a flower stand, a Starbucks and public restrooms add to the charm of Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the city’s light-rail system runs on two sides of the square. Full review →

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