Pioneer Courthouse Square
- Type: Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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You're bound to find yourself in Pioneer Courthouse Square at some point during your visit. This plaza marks the intersection of Portland's shopping, business and cultural districts, meaning that it is often used as a meeting point for residents and visitors alike. Here you'll find a variety of shops and the Portland Visitor's Center, as well as a few food carts offering supplies for picnics. While you're in Pioneer Courthouse Square, don't miss your chance to see the "weather machine," which predicts rain or shine every day at noon. Two other must-see attractions in this area are the waterfall fountain outside the visitor's center and Pioneer Courthouse, which is the oldest public building in the Pacific Northwest.
Pioneer Courthouse Square also hosts a variety of special events such as concerts and farmer's markets. For more information, check out the Pioneer Courthouse Square website.