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Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse Square

It is known as the city's living room. Pioneer Courthouse Square is where Portlander's come to celebrate, to protest, to commemorate, and most of all to be together. The site's long history includes the city's first public building and, later, its first grand hotel. This episode features interviews with architect Mark Lakeman of Communitecture, musician Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini and University of California at Berkely historian Alex Craghead talking about the square's past, present, and what makes it the center of the city.

Duration: 1 hr 34 min

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