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555 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a functioning Federal courthouse, you do need ID to enter. It is such a pretty building, full of history. The dome on top is very fun to see. The views are wonderful, and there are historical pictures of Portland in the 1800's below...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank shewholovestoeat
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

After having IDs checked and going through security, my husband and I were the sole tourists in this downtown Portland landmark. This 19th century building, the oldest in Oregon, was nearly demolished in the mid-20th century (for a parking lot!). It was saved by the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My father in law is a retired judge who only retired because a statute says at 79 your retired. He loved what he did and so when he came to town for a two week visit over the holidays he wanted to go see the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank patrickbS3934BJ
Reviewed 23 October 2017

It should first of all be appreciated that this is still a working courthouse. Judge's rooms are inside as are libraries, and most importantly, security at the door (understandable). The security officers are very polite and very professional. Once inside, you will enjoy the majesty...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We got off the metro in front of the courthouse so decided to peek inside. We had to go through security and show drivers licenses. There are exhibits to see in all floors including the courtroom. You can also climb up to the cupola and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

A fascinating glimpse into the workings of the Courthouse and the history of an impressive and imposing building. Access is, quite rightly, after well conducted airport style security and whilst there is good freedom to walk and enjoy the corridors, it must be born in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 November 2016

You'll need a photo ID to get in. But the view from the cupola at the top of the building is great. You will see several historical photos showing how Portland has changed, from the Park Blocks that were once empty blocks to the growth...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank GoDucks99
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Across from Nordstrom, Macy's and nearby Nike, Apple, Microsoft, etc. for shoppers, This really is the center of Portland downtown where many events happen. Visitors and locals need to be cognizant of homeless people in and around this area, however.-the reason for 3* If you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank sjp1500
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Enjoyed a quick visit here- self guided tour, great to wander around with information on placards all around, nice introduction by security- need photo ID to get in- working old elevator and beautiful views

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 18 May 2016

As a history buff this is really a neat old building. You have to make the trip all the way to the top.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank DJBaker5155
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