Secrets of Portlandia walking tours depart from in front of Pioneer Courthouse (S.W. 6th Ave. and Morrison St.). Enthusiastic tour guides cover some of downtown Portland's more offbeat sites, relating colorful anecdotes as they go. Not only will you learn about the city's distant past as a frontier outpost, but also more recent events such as the installation of the “Portlandia” statue, the origin of Voodoo Doughnut and the current love affair with food carts. Think of this tour as stand-up comedy about Portland's weird history and culture.