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Travel Portland Visitor Information Center

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Address: 701 S.W. 6th Ave., Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR 97204
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+1 877-678-5263

At the Travel Portland Visitor Information Center you'll find brochures,...

At the Travel Portland Visitor Information Center you'll find brochures, maps and expert advice for your stay in the greater Portland region - all in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Within easy walking distance of downtown hotels and served by MAX light rail, the square also houses TriMet, where you can buy transit tickets. HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday (May-October only) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Happy and friendly as well as knowledgeable staff

Great information and advice, easy to access being centrally located. The recommendations were spot on, just what we wanted, especially the Mount Hood and Hood valley trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Somercotes, United Kingdom
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North Somercotes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great information and advice, easy to access being centrally located. The recommendations were spot on, just what we wanted, especially the Mount Hood and Hood valley trip.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where you find the Hop On/Off bus, sit for awhile while shopping, or grab a cup of coffee to go. The flowers are pretty and the small fountains are fun.

Thank TravelBitz
Belmont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This should be your first stop at Pioneer Square. There's a lot of information there, just waiting for you! The staff here are really great folks!

Thank Dennis Y
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

People underestimate the great resources that a visitor center can provide. first is in the main city square which is great for people watching and other activities. Second it is MAX accessible. Third and most important is that they give great information about the wonderful city of portland and its activities. Stop her first and you will be pleased you... More 

Thank tfizzle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

the visitor info centre in portland is a great resource. we wish we would have stopped here or found them online before we arrived in the city. They gave us a great map and some ideas of what to do in our down time there.

Thank robnkim
Glensted Mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was our first family visit to Portland. We went to the Visitor Center and they were the most helpful. Explained the city, explained and gave us a city map, marking our desired destinations. One of the best VC I have ever used. Very Helpful!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It should be part of your walking tour around the downtown area. there are plenty of smart parks nearby to stash your car and it is also near the hub of the max and streetcars that can easily take you around the area.

Thank Bryan L
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

of everything. So you have to see pioneer square, its like all the transit cars, busses and trains in one spot. The staff is friendly and frisky. They love their jobs and are great. But the transit people not so much. They will sell you passes and tickets. Don't pay cash the tickets I bought were not what I wanted... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

As first time visitors to Portland, we found the people working here extremely helpful. All of our questions were answered accurately and with a smile.

Thank Candy K
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were so impressed by the knowledge and passion those helping us had for their city. Directed us with good choices and information.

Thank marescottk

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