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Archive for October, 2009

One of America’s Top 5 Safest Cities!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

According to Yahoo Real Estate, Portland is one of the top 5 safest cities in our nation. Portland comes in third, behind Minneapolis, MN and Milwaukee, WI, with the lowest rates of violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes, and natural disasters. Other cities in the top 5 include Boston, MA and Seattle, WA; while Miami […]

What Better Time for a Scary Movie?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The answer, in short, is none. Besides, we’re not talking about just any “scary movie,” but “The Scary Movie” by the Brody Theater. The Brody Theater is one of Portland’s best improv theater groups and this week, in honor of the season, they are featuring “The Scary Movie.” Monsters, ghosts, serial killers, mummies, vampires, malfunctioning […]

Portland Walking Tours is a Top 10 Experience

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Did you know that Portland Walking Tours landed within the Top 10 Portland Experiences over at Citysearch? Your favorite local company, Portland Walking Tours, landed at number 8 behind Voodoo Donuts, Stumptown Coffee, Powell’s, the Farmer’s Market, and a few other landmarks. “Tourists and locals capitalize on the Pearl District’s walkable nature and wealth of […]

Monster March

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

It’s that time of year again. This Saturday, October 25th,  is the Monster March in the Sellwood/Moreland neighborhood. The march starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Llewellyn Elementary school. So get the kids into their Halloween costumes, dress up the dog and get ready to hit the streets in what is one of Portland’s scariest […]

Haunted Spots and Spooky Events for the Family

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Want to celebrate Halloween with the family but hate the idea of trick-or-treating indoors at the mall. Parents can bring their kids Howloween at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater for a safe, outdoor alternative. Tykes in costume are invited to rush throughout the zoo in order to complete the annual scavenger hunt. The prize? Goodie bags […]

We’re #7! We’re #7!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Yep… Portland was honored with a 7th place finish this month by Travel + Leisure Magazine, beating out big cities like Berlin, Rome and London, with having the seventh ugliest building in the world. Apparently, the editors at Travel + Leisure Magazine have decided to weigh in on the long simmering local debate about our […]

Unexplained mysteries, ghostly adventures, spooky stories…..

Friday, October 9th, 2009

And more await you on our Beyond Bizarre tour. If you like the paranormal, weird, or wacky, let us be your guide to an evening of adventure. Armed with real ghost hunting equipment, we’ll venture down shadowy streets to reveal Portland’s paranormal past, catch glimpses of ghosts, expose psychic hoaxes and duck through haunted passageways. […]

Looking to have an “A-Maizing” Weekend?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Well… it’s that time of year again. Our local grocery stores all have stacks of pumpkins out front and big bags of Halloween candy conveniently located by the check out aisles.  That also means that it is time for the Corn MaiZE at the Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island. This year’s MaiZE is dedicated to […]

Ready, Set, Go… 26 miles, 384 yards… Finish!!!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

It may be a little late to start training, but the Portland Marathon is this Sunday, October 4th. Even if you aren’t able to participate this year, you can still come down and enjoy the festivities. The Portland Marathon is expecting to have one musical act per mile!! By any count that is a lot […]