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Address: 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204-1900
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Very Distinctive Italian Renaissance-Style City Hall Building

Portland City Hall is a very distinctive looking four-story Italian Renaissance-style building built in 1895. It has a sandstone exterior and takes up a full city block. And it... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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270 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Portland City Hall is a very distinctive looking four-story Italian Renaissance-style building built in 1895. It has a sandstone exterior and takes up a full city block. And it has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. There are landscaped grounds around City Hall with a Statue of a large bell that reminds me a little bit... More 

Thank RSNN
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Happy Cup Coffee, a very Portland kind of enterprise, has been providing coffee and breakfast and lunch to employees and visitors who come to City Hall. Highly rated coffee in the City's tradition is roasted right in town, has a mission--to provide employment for people with disabilities. From your seat in the atrium you can watch an elaborate early elevator--and... More 

Thank NaomiDagenBloom
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

City Hall is underappreciated, a vintage gem in downtown Portland. It was (or is?) to be torn down, but now the plan is to wreck the VQ with a big new building on the river. Still, City Hall is worth a quiet 5 minute walk through when strolling downtown.

Thank Andy S
The Woodlands, Texas
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73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Please everyone do yourself a favor and don't ever visit Portland. I was yuck end out, creeped out and on constant alert the whole 4 hours I was there. Addicts, trash and filth is the only thing holding this lost city together. Such a huge disappointment. I have always wanted to visit. It is the first city i haven't purchased... More 

Thank micdado
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is one of the most beautiful view in the City of Portlalnd I have ever seen. It has a nice bar with lots of open seats, and a nice restaurant with a great selection. You can see the complete city along with the bridges for miles. If you are visiting, a must see for all vacationers!

Thank Liza R
Vancouver, BC
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84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We loved walking by the City Hall and it was just like we saw it in Portlandia with the herb garden on the front. Sweet.

Thank dr-sea-breeze
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Only in Portland would a city pay staff to work 24/7 for the sole purpose of escorting homeless and drugged out people in and out of city hall so they can use the bathroom. The structure itself might be worth a glance or two but I personally wouldn't go into the restrooms. Also, it is very common for city hall... More 

Thank Allen C
Vancouver, Washington
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437 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

The rounded front of City Hall brings in the tourists....and the protestors! It's a spectaculor look for a government building!

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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

City Hall is one of the prettiest in the US. It is so gratifying to see the old buildings kept in good repair and still used for the purpose for which they were originally built!

Thank hendersonhill
Saint Helens, Oregon
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94 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

There are many other buildings that look better in my opinion but it fits into downtown okay (maybe we are just used to it). Lots of business done there!

Thank Grandmago

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