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Archive for May, 2009

Zoobomb Goes Mainstream! (Sort of…)

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

If you’ve ever been to Powells downtown you’ve probably noticed the large pile of kids bikes (aka “the holy pyle”) out in front of Rocco’s Pizza or next to the Pod sculpture along West Burnside and 11th Ave. (In what some Portlanders thought was a competition to see what was the ugliest pile of metal […]

Esquire Magazine…what took you so long?

Friday, May 29th, 2009

In a town full of great beer, Esquire names Horse Brass one of the Best Bars in America in it’s upcoming June issue. Horse Brass has been a driving force in the microbrew revolution for nearly 30 years. It’s also one of the best, with a full selection of local microbrews and delicious imports on […]

25 tons of snow at Pioneer Courthouse Square!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Why yes…it is the end of May, but that is not going to stop the Cricket Campus Rail Jam Tour from trucking in over 25 tons of snow this Saturday, May 30th. In case you’re wonder who and why, this is an amateur national ski and snowboard competition where people get to show off in […]

Beer and Monkeys!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

If there is one thing that we like here at Portland Walking Tours it is Oregon’s great selection of microbreweries and looking at monkeys. It is a rare opportunity when you get to combine these two great pastimes. If you are like us, then this Friday, May 29th, is your lucky day! Join us at […]

Brendan Fraser Alert!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Maybe you happened upon the swarm of people at 6th and SW Yamhill yesterday around 1:30pm as film crews descended on the intersection and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Brendan Fraser was spotted amidst the fray. He was in makeup and costume looking dapper. He may have been shooting for a new feature called “Crowley”. Portland has […]

Helmet. Check. Bike. Check. Naked….WHAT????

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Here’s a chance to show off what you got and stand up for a cause. Protest oil dependency, demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists, and celebrate the power and individuality of your body at the 6th Annual World Naked Bike Ride. WBNR has been active in many cities around the globe since 2004, and is the […]

Bus Parade and Fair

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

If you’ve ever taken our Best of Portland tour, you’ve probably heard a lot about our transit system. The bus mall, which has been located on 3rd and 4th avenues, is returning to its home on 5th and 6th avenues in downtown, and there’s going to be a big celebration of that fact on May […]

Amazing 2009 Youth Activity Guide is here

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

In 1996, the city began a program called “Operation Refocus”, which was implemented as a way to address a spate of youth crimes that sprung up just after school ended. Today, it’s turned into citywide campaign of an amazing array of programs and activities collectively called “Operation Safe Summer”. Now administered by the Portland Police […]

Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Rose Festival kicks-off this week with a fireworks display down at the waterfront. The show is going to be this Friday, May 22nd,  at dusk, which is around 9:45 p.m. Admission is free. The fireworks will be set off from a barge between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges. There is a great view along Tom […]

Heard It Through the Grapevine

Friday, May 15th, 2009

A new website, www.oscw.org, has been launched to help us wine drinkers understand the sustainable farming and winemaking process from vine to bottle. Created in 2008, Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine showcases the Oregon wine industry’s commitment to responsible, sustainable vineyard and winery practices. The idea is that if a vineyard has already met the rigorous […]