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Pioneer Courthouse, Portland

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  • July 31, 2017
    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...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    It is a federal courthouse, the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest and along with Pioneer Courthouse Square is the administrative centre of Downtown Portland. It is an impressive, well-preserved, historic building with a beautiful dome. For reasons of time we were able to appreciate it only on the outside.
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  • May 22, 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...  more »
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  • August 17, 2016
    Since it opened in 1875, Pioneer Courthouse is one of four primary locations where the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments. It also houses the chambers of the Portland-based judges on the Ninth Circuit. It is open for self-guided tours between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday (except holidays). A brochure for the self-guided tour is available from the Clerk's Office. Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera and take photos in spaces open to visitors. Spaces included in the tour are the historic lobbies, the Judges' Conference Room, the Courthouse Visitor's Center, the historic courtroom, the library, the attorney waiting area, all of the visiting judges' chambers, and the historic cupola. Some spaces are not available for viewing during weeks when court is in session.
  • July 23, 2016
    A truly hidden attraction. People don't really know that it's available for self-guided tours. Most of the rooms are open and available for viewing. It's really cool to be able to see all of the interesting court-related things.
  • November 8, 2016
    Absolutely beautifully lit up at night. Such a historic place.
  • July 17, 2016
    Beautiful courthouse overlooking the square. Lots of fun things to do in the area
  • September 10, 2016
    With asking to step into the tower and enjoy if the view of Pioneer Square.

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