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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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We planned to go on the paid walking tour however the timings didn't suit so the tourist... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Nicholla B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Brilliant walking tour.

Eric the guide is great. He gives so much interesting information in such an amusing way. Would... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Your tour guide will always be Erik. He always wears a Neon Green Shirt. Beware the competitor walking tour company that stands next to Erik with a "Free Tour" sign- If the guide isn't Erik in a neon green shirt, you don't have the right tour. The Tour Is Currently Up And Running! From May 5th until September 30th, 2017, there will be a Free Tour of Portland every single day of the week at 11am. On Labor Day weekend (Fri Sept 1st, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd,) there will be an additional afternoon tour at 2:30 pm. The afternoon tour meets at the same meeting point and is the same material. Please see the "Tour Schedule Summer 2017" if you have any questions about tour times. Think of this tour as stand up comedy about Portland's weird and wacky history and culture. Sure to have you laughing the whole way through, this is without question the most entertaining walking tour in town! Come find out why local comedian Erik Kennon's Free Walking Tour is so much more fun than one that costs $20 up front! The Free Tour starts everyday 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! The tour meets 7 days a week, rain or shine :-) Look for Erik, who will be wearing his signature neon green "Free Tour" t-shirt. The tour is about 2 to 2.5 hrs long and ends in front of Voodoo Donuts, Chinatown, and the Saturday Market. You'll receive insider tips on restaurants and nightlife, and lots of photo ops! Your guide works for tips- you can be assured of the highest quality!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We planned to go on the paid walking tour however the timings didn't suit so the tourist information recommended this. It was fantastic. Eric was a great guide full of interesting facts, historical information and plenty of humour thrown in. I would recommend this to...More

Thank Nicholla B
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Eric the guide is great. He gives so much interesting information in such an amusing way. Would certainly recommend this as an essential thing to do.

Thank fredaf469
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We have been to Portland several times, but learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour. He knows his stuff!!

Thank tdknl
Reviewed 11 June 2016

If you looking for something to do, this is a great tour to do to get to know Portland a little bit better. The guide is very knowledgeable and super funny. He made the tour...

Thank OmarJ76
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Very Venice tour. The tour guy Eric (?) Knows the city very well. I would totally recommend it!! Just pick the tour at 11 at the Pioneer Court opposite the Pioneer square.

Thank Yiannis_KCy
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I did the tour over the Memorial Day weekend holiday so this may have lead to the large group size. Overall, I would recommend this tour for people unfamiliar with the city that would like to get an introduction to the city's history. The stops...More

1  Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Don't pay big bucks for a walking tour! You are going to want to bring some cash to thank the tour guide because he does such a superb job but because he does such a superb job you'd be wasting your money anywhere else.

1  Thank BenjaminandTiff... C
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The tour started at the front of the Pioneer Courthouse Square at 11am, Eric the guide was easy to find, he wears a bright green t-shirt and a microphone. The tour runs for 2 hours and we made several stops in the downtown area; Pioneer...More

2  Thank SayNoToSharkfinSoup
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The tour was well paced and the guide very entertaining. A great intro tour for your first day in the city. Can't beat the price.

Thank kevindief
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Eric is a warm, funny and approachable guide. He weaves jokes into the mile-long two-hour tour and packs in a lot of info about the history of the city as well. He's a trained actor and you see this in his ability to connect to...More

1  Thank Avi S
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Greg C
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
He said in August that he takes winters off
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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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.