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Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place
Pioneer Place

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Pioneer Place is a shopping mall as eclectic as the city it calls home. Located in the heart of Portland, this stylish complex filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment offers plenty of choices. Unique shops and eateries range from the upscale to the everyday, and with its central downtown location, the mall attracts not only tourists but local residents and 9-to-5'ers.

Four city blocks in size, the mall is spread between four buildings interconnected by skywalks and underground mall areas. Built in two phases, the mall's larger main buildings are the Atrium Shops and the Rotunda Shops.

Designer shops such as Betsey Johnson, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, and Coach appeal to the upscale crowd, while stalwarts such as GAP, Forever 21, and Fossil attract a broader market. Just added to Pioneer Place in November 2010, retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M to the fashion savvy) opened its first Oregon store. H&M is a European-based clothing company where high fashion sports a low price tag and becomes affordable and popular for shoppers. Mix in Gymboree, Sanrio, and Claire's and you've got just about every taste covered.

When hunger strikes after hours of shopping, the options for dining are diverse. The Cascades food court is located on the lower level and is an artistic indoor park-like setting with its water fountains and sculpture art. Better-than-average fast food options include the Cajun Grill, Thai Go, Paradise Bakery & Café, Yucatan Grill, and more. A popular lunch spot for the downtown business crowd, the Cascades food court can get packed at noontime. On the fourth floor level you will find Todai, an upscale all-you-can-eat Japanese seafood buffet which features 40 different kinds of sushi, over 15 dishes served at both the salad bar and hot entree island, and a dessert bar with over 20 different cakes and fruits.

Out-of-state travelers will enjoy the tax-free shopping here in Oregon. Plus the mall offers a "Premier Passport Program" exclusively for out-of-towners. Just show your hotel room key at the mall's guest service desk located on the Atrium Concourse and receive a passport filled with savings to more than 80 shops and boutiques.

With all that extra savings in mind, it might be time to grab a little something to take home for those who didn't make the trip. The specialty store Made in Oregon offers an array of exceptional products from Oregon vendors such as Pendleton wool blankets, Oregon wines, Tillamook cheese, as well as unique and high quality artwork by Oregon artists. Portland-based Moonstruck Chocolates has a café and shop here as well, where you will have to seriously resist temptation if you're taking a box of the gourmet truffles back home.

For those seeking entertainment, the shopping center is home to Regal Pioneer Place Stadium 6, six screens of cinema enjoyment and there is sure to be blockbuster movie or two to choose from.

With its sublime shopping, delectable dining, and exceptional entertainment, Pioneer Place is a sure bet to please anyone out for a day of shopping and fun.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Monday through Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm
  • Metro Stop:
  • Mall/SW 4th Ave MAX Station on MAX Blue or Red Line
  • Contact:
  • Location: 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR
  • Phone: 503-228-5800
  • Website: www.pioneerplace.com
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