Portland Walking Tours

Archive for March, 2010

Portland is America’s Best Running City

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Runner’s World has named Portland the best running city in America in its December 2009 issue. According to the magazine, “No place has so much sweet trail, mostly in Forest Park or by the Willamette. Other cities rounding out the top 5 include San Francisco, New York, Boulder, Colorado; and Austin Texas.

Beloved Old Town Sign Saved!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

It looks like the beloved Old Town Sign might start glowing at night once again. Randy Leonard recently announced on his blog that the “Made in Oregon” sign is going to be taken over by the city. The “Made in Oregon” will be changed to read simply, “Portland, Oregon.” There was no small public outcry […]

Portland is a Top Ten City To Go From Renting To Buying

Friday, March 19th, 2010

According to Forbes, the premium to buy; the spread between what you’d spend on renting and what you’d pay each month for a mortgage; is far narrower now than its 15-year average. So upgrading will cost much less than usual, and home buyers are likely to get a good return on their investment. Portland ranked […]

Where’s Me Gold and Green Beer?

Friday, March 12th, 2010

There are other ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without being in a pub. Love for all things Irish, like corned beef and cabbage and lively jam sessions are just waiting to be had. And to those of you who refuse to let the day pass without a sip of Guinness or green beer, the […]

Oregon is the 30th Happiest State

Friday, March 5th, 2010

In an article from WebMD, Oregon is listed as the 30th happiest state. Sunny days in combination with low commute times, low crime, cost of living, good schools and other-like factors produce the happiest Americans. Louisiana finished first followed by Hawaii, Florida, Tennessee, and Arizona. New York ranked last. Oregon was sandwiched in the rankings […]

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is the week to head down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and take in the cherry blossoms. They are just starting to bloom and should reach their peak this week. Pack a picnic lunch (and pack an umbrella) and spend a few hours enjoying one of nature’s great displays!