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Pioneer Courthouse

555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
+1 503-326-5830
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If Walls Could Talk.

A fascinating glimpse into the workings of the Courthouse and the history of an impressive and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Cool courthouse

This is where people get they legal things done. I been there and it was a chill place to wait for... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Alzor S
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555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
+1 503-326-5830
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is where people get they legal things done. I been there and it was a chill place to wait for things.

Thank Alzor S
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

1  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

1  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

2  Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 19 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.

1  Thank DJBaker5155
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

For obvious reasons you need to show photo ID before they let you into this place, but the guards are friendly and the scanner is less traumatic than those at airports. Once you are through with that, they let you wander anywhere you like in...More

Thank johnv0
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A short security check with ID as we are non nationals, and we were able to wander almost anywhere throughout the building. didn't manage the copula with the stairs though, everywhere else accessible by lift. The lift itself was a thing of beauty. Staff approachable...More

Thank lynnc185
Reviewed 1 October 2015

First time ever visiting the courthouse and it was well worth the wait! What a gorgeous old building in downtown Portland. Do need to go through a screening to enter but it was no big deal.

Thank Deborah Q
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Be prepared to go through a security check similar to the airport, after all this is a working courthouse. But, it's fairly painless and well worth it to see this beautiful building. Once inside you're allowed to roam around and enter any room which isn't...More

Thank MrsSDG
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