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Archive for June, 2009

Feeling Blue? You’re in good company!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This weekend is the Waterfront Blues Festival It starts tomorrow (July 2nd) and runs through Sunday, July 5th! Like every year this should be a great time for everyone! The Watefront Blues Festival is ranked by Outside Magazine as one of the nation’s top 15 outdoor music festivals. And you can’t beat the price!

July is Oregon Craft Beer Month!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Dust off the pint glasses! July is officially Oregon Craft Beer Month. With 39 breweries in the greater Portland area alone, this will make for a very busy month for even the most avid beer drinker. There are a whole bunch of beer-related events taking place this month including the Oregon Brewer’s Festival (or OBF […]

Looking Good and Feeling Gorgeous

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Finding it hard to stay beautiful and stress-free in the era of penny pinching? Leave it to Citysearch to find spa services on the cheap. Did you know that beauty and massage schools and under-the-radar spas provide the same services as top of the line spas, but for half the price? Yes, it’s true!!!

Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

If you’ve ever been on one of our Epicurean Excursions, then you know that around here we love our good food and drink! This Saturday, June 27th, from noon to 7 p.m. will be the Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival. Meet local artisan producers, taste lots of good local food and drink, and […]

Unicycles and Martinis in the Bike Lanes

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Here at Portland Walking Tours, we love the staff that marks the bicycle lanes in Portland as they always come up with funny and unique designs. This time, they have outdid themselves. According to Shannon Henry, who took this picture and posted it on Flickr, they like unicyclists too!

Beer Festival…Let’s Go!!!!

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

The North American Organic Brewers Festival ( http://www.naobf.org) returns the last weekend in June; on the 26th (12PM – 9PM), 27th (12PM – 9PM), and 28th (12Pm – 5PM), to Overlook Park. Participation in beer tasting is $6 for a reusable, yet compostable, cornstarch tasting glass and samples are $1 a ticket. A full glass […]

Take Dad out for Pizza… and a good cause.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

This Sunday (June 21st) is Father’s Day. Carrotmob will be holding its first Portland event for the Hawthorne Avenue Hot Lips Pizza (2211 SE Hawthorne Blvd) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Carrotmob aims to provide “carrots,” not sticks to businesses to get them to adopt sustainable business practices.  Hot Lips Pizza is already a […]

Keep Portland Weird?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

We’ll if you live anywhere in the greater Portland Metro area you’ve probably seen one of the black and yellow “Keep Portland Weird” bumper stickers. If you haven’t, then, well, you just haven’t been paying attention. The Portland Tribune just ran an article debating whether or not Portland is truly weird or not. Not to […]

Portland is the 7th Fittest City

Friday, June 12th, 2009

According to a 2009 report from the American Fitness index (www.americanfitnessindex.org), Portland is ranked #7 as one of the fittest cities in the US.

Best in the West – Portland’s Mt. Tabor Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Men’s Journal named Mount Tabor as one of the best neighborhoods in the west. For those that live in Portland, we know that Mount Tabor is not only the name of this close-in neighborhood of Southeast Portland, but also the name of a volcano and the city park on the volcano. Don’t worry about eruptions […]