Millions of feet have walked across the bricks of Pioneer Courthouse Square since the space was built in 1984.
The Square is a symbol of Portland, and the bricks symbolize the people that make Portland such an extraordinary city. Each of the nearly 80,000 named bricks permanently placed at Pioneer Courthouse Square reflect a sense of timelessness and a sense of Portland community. You can become part of this rich history by having your name, or the name of a loved one, inscribed in a commemorative brick at the Square. It can be inscribed with an individual or family name, creating a lasting memorial. You may also choose to honor or memorialize someone who has made a difference in your life, such as a parent, professor, classmate, spouse or friend.
We invite you to participate in this ongoing historic campaign by purchasing an individual brick.
The $100 cost per brick includes an inscription that consists of 18 characters (including spaces). All bricks are sandblasted for lasting letter clarity.
To commemorate your purchase, we’ll send you a frame-worthy Certificate of Brick Ownership – signed by the Mayor of Portland. Once your brick is installed, we’ll also send you a “brick map,” so you can locate your new piece of Oregon history with ease.
No, you will not be mailed a physical brick. After ordering a brick, you will receive a letter confirming the desired inscription, along with a gift card if the order indicated the purchased brick is a gift. Once the brick has been engraved, a certificate and map will be mailed to you noting the location of the brick in the Square.
Your brick will be installed in the Summer or Fall and placed on the upper level of the Square, on the corner of Broadway and Yamhill. At that time, you will receive a brick locator map and an official certificate honoring you as a brick owner.
As part of the Parks Bond Renovation project all of the named bricks on the Square impacted by construction in 2017 will be replaced. If you have questions about your brick or would like to buy a new brick please call 503.223.1613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find a map of your brick visit the Brick Finder.