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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
+1 503-703-4282
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SO good I forgot to take pictures!

Eric is amazing!! This was our first experience with a walking tour and we couldn't have been more... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Emmanuel B
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South Pasadena, California
Eric the magnificent !

What a great way to spend a couple of hours ! Eric was the consumate showman during our walk around... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Sandals246
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Central Victoria
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The last Free Tour of 2017 was on Friday, September 29th, 2017. The daily Free Tour will resume again on Thursday May 10th, 2018. During the summer season, 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 shineThe tour is about 2 to 2.5 hrs long and ends in front of Voodoo Donuts and the Saturday Market.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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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+1 503-703-4282

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Eric is amazing!! This was our first experience with a walking tour and we couldn't have been more pleased. While some tours offer different things (and some are just boring with the same 'ol, same 'ol) Eric's tour is really unique. You get to walk...More

Thank Emmanuel B
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours ! Eric was the consumate showman during our walk around town. We had read good things about his tour, but thought we would not have time time to commit. As luck would have it, just...More

Thank Sandals246
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I happened to run into Erik's tour as I saw a giant group of people in front of a neon shirt that read "FREE TOUR." I hopped on, and it was a highly enjoyable 2 hours of interesting and little-known Portland facts. The tour takes...More

Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Eric's in depth detailed knowledge make this a great way right see the sights and delights of Portland. A gentle stroll taking in the highlights of this great city, you will possibly get so see and here more than many locals do. Ending up by...More

Thank Phil223
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stumbled on Eric's tour reading our AAA book. There was a small paragraph about him and the tour. He was a delight. He knows his stuff, we learned gobs of stuff about Portland and he did it with humor. He is passionate about this...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time...Erik was very personable and knowledgeable. Learned a ton and got to see a lot of cools parts of the city.

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I really wanted to LOVE this tour. Really, I did. Erik has a ton of knowledge about Portland and he is obviously eager to share it. However, I think he is a bit long-winded. On the day we went, the group was quite large (he...More

1  Thank Smileyshel
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Take this tour. It's an informative and fun introduction to the city that tries to keep itself weird. Erik is a great believer in walking tours having to be better than commercial tours, as people can vote with their feet and leave at any time...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Erik is very knowledgeable- I was very impressed that he had very detailed answers to historical from other visitors. He really knows his stuff. He's also very funny and engaging. Great tour- I liked his rant on the entrepreneurs of Portland, which is what makes...More

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Erik is a charismatic and experienced guide, full of trivia about the city and certainly told us some facts and showed us sights that we would not have found on our own. The downside of the tour was a very large group due to the...More

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Greg C
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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
23 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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