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Pioneer Courthouse

555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
+1 503-326-5830
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Law and history enthusiasts will love this building and the interiors

It should first of all be appreciated that this is still a working courthouse. Judge's rooms are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenn W
,
Brisbane, Australia
Nice free thing to do

We got off the metro in front of the courthouse so decided to peek inside. We had to go through... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
So_Cal_Illini_81
,
Pasadena, California
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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LOCATION
555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
Downtown
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+1 503-326-5830
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
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

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
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