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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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Great Tour

The 2 hour tour around the city was quite the treat. The tour was full of information about the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Patricia K
via mobile
The Best Walking Tour

We had a blast. Eric is a fountain of knowledge and humor. This was nearly 2.5 hours of sheer... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Everett, WA
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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. From Friday June 30th until Sunday September 10th there will be a tour every day at 11am AND an additional afternoon tour at 2:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The tour meets at the same meeting point and covers 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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“two hours” (36 reviews)
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 6 September 2016 via mobile

The 2 hour tour around the city was quite the treat. The tour was full of information about the city and history and hidden gems we might not have seen if we hadn't looked up! Eric is a great guide. We enjoyed the tour! Thank...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had a blast. Eric is a fountain of knowledge and humor. This was nearly 2.5 hours of sheer fun. Even though we've visited Portland before we learned a ton. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Unknown_Traveler
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Eric lead a great tour of Portland! Very lighthearted and interactive. He ran a very similar model to what you'd get from Sandeman's free walking tours in Europe, for example. The tour was about 2.5 hours of walking/standing which I personally thought was great as...More

Thank svick1717
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great way to see the city for a first visit. We learned some interesting historical and current facts about Portland. Eric was funny and engaging and showed us some spots we would not have learned about on our own. A good balance of sites, information...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We met Eric, the guide on the free walking tour, at Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland. He was very friendly and kept us engaged with jokes and interesting history. We got to see a number of historic and otherwise missable locations in Portland. I would...More

Thank 6inboise
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the walking tour l, best one I have ever attended. Eric is super engaging! I was really nervous at first as the crowd on a Labor Day weekend was over 25 ppl, but Eric kept us all together and was easy to hear and...More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We could have taken a bike or Segway tour, but I'm really glad we chose this one. This was the first free walking tour we've experienced, and we loved it! Eric covered some pretty fun topics that aligned with the "Keep Portland Weird" slogan. He...More

Thank meesh41
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Having done many free walking tours in Europe, we have been looking for something similar here in the states. Here it is! Erik works hard and is very entertaining! I spoke with friends who have lived in Portland their entire lives and they didn't know...More

1  Thank jporr
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We tried this tour based in the reviews and were not disappointed It's a fantastic 2 hour plus tour. Our tour lasted 2 1/2 hours. The tour ends about 1/2 mile away from where you started so you need to allow that time to walk...More

1  Thank KIngTV1
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Eric is high energy and super entertaining. Good mix of history, weird Portland facts, topical issues and insider knowledge on eats. Best walking tour outside of Europe n right up there overall!!!!

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Greg C
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He said in August that he takes winters off
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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.