Portland Sights

Pioneer Courthouse Square

  • 701 S.W. 6th Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Often billed as the living room, public heart, and commercial soul of downtown, Pioneer Square is not entirely square, but rather an amphitheater-like brick piazza. Special seasonal, charitable, and festival-oriented events often take place in this premier people-watching venue, although over the years, as other parts of downtown (the Park Blocks, the Pearl District) have become more trendy, the square has lost a bit of its prominence. Directly across the street is one of downtown Portland's most familiar landmarks, the classically sedate Pioneer Courthouse; built in 1869, it's the oldest public building in the Pacific Northwest. A couple of blocks east of the square, you'll find Pioneer Place Mall, an upscale retail center that spans four city blocks.

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701 S.W. 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97204, United States

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Published 01/25/2016

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