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Secrets Of Portlandia Free Walking Tour

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Address: 6th Avenue Sidewalk, Between Yamhill and Morrison Street, In Front of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR 97205 (Formerly Secrets Of Portlandia)
Phone Number: +1 503-703-4282
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This Free Comedic Walking Tour is currently up and running every day at...

This Free Comedic Walking Tour is currently up and running every day at 11am! For a full schedule of the 2016 tour season, please see the "Tour Calendar" page of our official website.

The last tour of 2016 will be on Tuesday, October 4th. After that the tour will be seasonally closed until May 1st, 2017.

Think of the 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 2hrs 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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...because the tour is so worth it! Erik is so knowledgeable, charismatic, fun and passionate about Portland's history and quirks. A must do when in Portland!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

...because the tour is so worth it! Erik is so knowledgeable, charismatic, fun and passionate about Portland's history and quirks. A must do when in Portland!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I loved this introduction to "Stumptown." I've done almost all of the Portland walking tours, and even the expensive ones don't eclipse the fun and informative value of this free tour. This one's a must, especially if your wallet might be a little light after visiting several of the city's great restaurants. Bring your questions, as guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Loved getting to know Portland better through taking this tour. We had quite an international group participating in the tour... Switzerland, France, Egypt, England, which made it an even richer experience. The guide kept things moving at a pretty good pace. I wish we could have spent more time at the beautiful farmers market but totally understood the time constraints.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My friends and I loved this tour of Portland! Erik was an awesome tour guide--funny, passionate, knowledgeable, and helpful. The tour ran about 2.5 hours long, and we had a huge group, probably 30-40 people, but the tour went really smoothly, and we had no trouble hearing or keeping up. It was a great mix of history and culture with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very interesting tour, the guide was amazing and funny. I learned a lot about Portland and felt welcomed to the city even though it was a rainy day. I would suggest it to anyone who comes to Portland, Oregon !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Fun tour, Erik was friendly, helpful and entertaining. Interesting coverage. Approximately 1.2 miles. We were part of quite a big group but could comfortably hear / see / ask questions. Tipped 20 dollars for my wife and I.

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Columbia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Eric does an excellent job of giving a very entertaining and informative tour of downtown, including bits of history and odds and ends. The entire tour takes about 2.5 hours but is engaging the entire time and flies by. The tour is free but works on tips at the end of the tour. If you do the paid tours you'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Eric gave an excellent tour of the city he grew up in. It was quite a bit longer than the website said, at just over 2 hours, but still wonderful. The best part is, you give what you think the tour is worth!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Eric is very knowledgeable and keen for the visitors to have a good time, a really nice fellow. The information he presents is interesting, often telling about the origins of the various sites -- and he does cover the main sites. And he is very open to answering questions as we move from place to place We found that the... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Eric is great! He has lots of knowledge about the city. Loved the tour, was a couple hours long. He had great recommendations for places to eat, rent bikes, etc...

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