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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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FREE Walking Tour - Secrets of Portlandia - Guide Erick Kennon

I was Luckily in Portland for the day, and picked up a leaflet for this FREE Tour! it said 1100 every day come rain, or shine - we had Both. You meet Erick outside the Court House... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was Luckily in Portland for the day, and picked up a leaflet for this FREE Tour! it said 1100 every day come rain, or shine - we had Both. You meet Erick outside the Court House in Pioneer Square, he's the one in the Bright Green Top. It turned out to be the last Tour of 2016, as the... More 

Thank Billiedoux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tours start at Pioneer Square. Eric gives you a warm welcome. Throughout the tour the history of the town is revealed. Fun facts, humor and the enthusiasm of Eric make this a must do in Portland. It is a walking tour but very doable. Great chance to discover this wonderful city. We were very well informed. At the end... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The free walking tour of Portland takes 2+ hours around key areas of downtown Portland. It was a large group - but it worked - the tour guide had a portable mic & speaker. Eric is the only tour guide - great & entertaining. Very informative on the history & quirky aspects of Portland. He works for tips - and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We only had one day in Portland and we are so glad we included this tour. Eric was an amazing fountain of information. You will quickly become immersed in the history of Portland and get a feel for the residents - past and present. His humor is priceless and he doesn't hesitate to voice an opinion or two. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Portland for the first time and wanted to become quickly acquainted with the city, so I contacted Secrets of Portlandia to see if I could book a private tour as soon as we got there. The price was very reasonable for a two hour, private tour of the city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I live in Olympia, WA and had a good friend visiting. We wanted to make a day trip to Portland & this was perfect! I highly recommend this tour. The guide had all kinds of querky and fun facts about the city. This was a very enjoyable and informative experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I highly recommend this walking tour. It was a nicely paced couple hours of walking around downtown Portland and Erik did a great job of bringing the city's stories to life as he was very engaging and certainly very funny. An excellent way to spend my last morning in Portland (before I proceeded to bury myself at Powell's) and I'd... More 

Thank Lynnem82
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We met Eric at Pioneer Square. Eric started with quick history of Pioneer Square and Portland. We had a medium sized group but all could see and hear Eric. He is very passionate about Portland and it shows in his enthusiasm about his subject. We did a lot of walking but it was done at a nice pace. Eric proivided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Portland on route to coast. We only had a few hours and participated in free walking tour. Eric was knowledgable, entertaining and provided lots of great Portland history and fun facts. A great time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Erick was fun and very entertaining. I'd recommend this walking tour. If I was paying for a tour I'd choose one that was solely historic. I'm personally not interested in hauntings or vampire stuff.

Thank Patricia R

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