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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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The best walking tour I ever had !

We had Erik as our guide and the 2.5 hours or however long it was flew by in a flash. It was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Great way to learn about the City

First walking tour we had been on and not sure what to expect - turned out to be first class... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hazel S
York, 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. 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 2 weeks ago

We had Erik as our guide and the 2.5 hours or however long it was flew by in a flash. It was the most fun, humorous without stupid jokes, informative yet not just full of dates and names, but great story tour ever!! We travel...More

Thank Yanka_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First walking tour we had been on and not sure what to expect - turned out to be first class, thanks to Eric's knowledge and enthusiasm. Learnt things and saw places we would never have done by ourselves. If you are only in a City...More

Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews of the tour and was excited. Overall it was a huge disappointment. The group was too large - a very very large tour group joined this tour - in addition to the single/doubles/families. It took 10 minutes to walk 2 blocks....More

2  Thank Noreen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This should be the first thing you do when you arrive in Portland. Eric is a wealth of knowledge and an ace storyteller. Learnt heaps of history and fun facts about Portland!

Thank Elouise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best tours we have done. Eric excels at mixing funny stories and interesting facts. He obviously loves this weird city. Even my teenage boys were entertained. We had a largish group but it went very smoothly compared to some other tours I've...More

Thank MelMcGW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly hate tours and didn't want to go this one. I'm glad I decided to go though because it was amazing! Eric is a funny and enthusiastic guide who really knows the city. I highly recommend taking the tour! Also leave him a good...More

Thank Austin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a blast! My husband, my 8 month old and I drove up the west coast from San Francisco (we are from Ohio) We received recommendations to do the "Secrets of Portlandia" free walking Tour, and it surely did not disappoint. Erik, the...More

Thank cadetz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What separates a good guide from a great guide is the ability to tell a story. Having Erik explain how a leprechaun is responsible for Portland having the world's smallest public park made my day. I also liked learning how Portland got to be known...More

Thank Darshan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the tour on Saturday May 27th 2017, as I first arrived in Portland and it was just perfect! Erik is great! Funny and very easy going but who knows a lot about the city and will give you previous tips to enjoy Portland...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walking tour by Erik is really essential to understanding the history and landmarks of Portland in a fun way. I only wish I had done it as soon as I arrived as Erik provided a lot of background and tips that I could have...More

Thank sl3854
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Greg C
Does Eric run through the winter? My wife will be there this February and would like to join the tour on a Sunday. Is this a possibility?
2 December 2016|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
He said in August that he takes winters off
HI, When and where do we meet for the walking tour? We will be in town Friday July1. Thanks! Laura
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
Hi All: How is it that everyone is getting in touch with this Eric of Portlandia Free Walking Tours? I will be in Portland in about a week and am interested in contacting him to join one of his tours. Not sure how to go about doing that. Thanks in advance - Michele
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.