I've been looking in the Pyramid API and haven't been able to find a method that allows me to extract the url in the user's address bar, specifically including the query strings. Is there a method I keep skimming across?
It sounds like you just want
request.url which is whatever the user typed in the address bar.
request.GET is a dictionary of key/values in the query string.
request.POST is a dictionary of key/values in the request body.
request.params is a dictionary of the combination of both.
This might be better explained in the webob documentation, which is effectively what Pyramid is using for its request and response objects.