AAA Editor Notes
Pioneer Courthouse Square is at 701 S.W. 6th Ave., surrounded by S.W. Morrison and S.W. Yamhill sts., S.W. Broadway and S.W. 6th Ave. This brick plaza, previously home to a parking garage, is now a popular gathering spot that hosts more than 300 events a year. A street-side television studio, a waterfall fountain and a selection of public art installations also are available. “Allow Me,” a life-size bronze sculpture of a man offering his umbrella serves as a signature Portland icon, while the whimsical “Mile Post Sign” showcases distances to nine sister cities and other geographical destinations throughout the world.
A semicircle of roughly two dozen rows offers amphitheater seating.
Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.