Portland Walking Tours

Archive for July, 2009

WSJ: Portland is Skateboarding Capital of the World

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Guests of our daily “Best of Portland” walk have witnessed the “Skate Route” signs that we always point out as part of illustrating the importance of alternate forms of transportation. And now, the Wall Street Journal has declared Portland to be the epicenter of skateboard friendliness. According to the WSJ, it took many years of […]

Movies in the Pearl

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Summer is not over with yet!!!. Movies in the Pearl starts up again next week. Bridgeport Brewpub and Bakery will screen movies every Wednesday evening, July 29 through August 26, as part of its Movies in the Pearl series. The movies will be shown on a big screen on 13th Avenue, between NW Marshall and […]

I’ve Got Music, Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Grab a friend, a date, or the entire family; it’s that time again for free concerts in the park. The Portland Summer Concert Series is underway. Whether you are into Rock, R & B, Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Calypso; or Funk; make it a picnic or just a fun night out in the park. For the […]

Urban Farming in Portland and Beyond

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Last week, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced an executive directive to change the way San Francisco thinks about food. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, all San Francisco city departments have six months to conduct an audit of unused land – including empty lots, rooftops, windowsills and median strips – that could be turned […]

How’s Your Driving?

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Coming in 2nd in 2008, Portland has eased up on the lead foot and drove right pass go to land at the number one spot as the most courteous drivers in the U.S.

Voulez-vous aller au Pearl District avec nous?

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Uhm… That about exhausted the sum total of our collective high school French. But no matter! If you like French food, French games,  French music, French dance, and just plain old French fun the you should really come on down to the Pearl Distric this Saturday, July 11th for the Bastille Day in the Pearl! […]

Are You Up to the Stumptown Challenge?

Monday, July 6th, 2009

There are just another week until the Stumptown Challenge! Here at Portland Walking Tours, we love puzzles and games! If you’re anything like us, then you’ll want to assemble a team and take part in this year’s Stumptown Challenge – which we are a proud sponsor of.

Portland’s Pearl: An Epicurean Oasis

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

There’s a great review of our Epicurean Excursion online at the site of 52perfectdays.com. The writer obviously joined the 10 a.m. version of the tour since that walk always goes into the back of to the Bridgeport Breweries and steps behind the counter at the Pearl Bakery. Read the whole article after the jump…

Portland Is Comcastic!!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Portland is one of a handful of cities that will launch the Comcast’s new high-speed wireless service. Comcast High-Speed 2go will be the country’s fastest wireless Internet service traveling at lightning speeds of 4 megabytes per second.

Summer 2009 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Portland Walking Tours Summer Special