Portland Walking Tours

Archive for September, 2010

A little love from Boulder

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

A Boulder couple shows Portland some love on a Best of Portland walking tour.

Avast! It be World Record Settin’ Time Again!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

In case you didn’t know, September 19th is now “official” Talk Like A Pirate Day. For some, it has become a cherished Portland holiday, second only to Halloween… and possibly Naked Bike Ride night. In celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day this weekend is the 2010 Portland Pirate Festival. It is a family-friendly… ahem… […]

City to Take Over Iconic White Stag Sign

Monday, September 13th, 2010

It looks like the City Council has reached a tentative agreement to take over the iconic White Stag sign. The wording on the sign will be changed from “Made in Oregon” to “Portland, Oregon.”  Ramsay Signs has agreed to donate the sign to the city in exchange for a 10 year contract to maintain the […]

New Chocolate Decadence Tour!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Chocolate! Rich, delicious, wonderful chocolate! We’re happy to announce that in addition to showcasing some of Portland’s best food, beer, and attractions, Portland Walking Tours is now showing off another of the city’s most delicious assets, its chocolate. Our new Chocolate Decadence tour is no mere candy shop tour, rather we’ve assembled some of PDX’s […]

Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Little known fact… Oregon was the first state to recognize Labor Day as an official holiday when the Oregon State Legislature passed the country’s first Labor Day legislation on February 21, 1887. Another Oregon first! (Thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor for this trivia.)

Revenge of the Otaku!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The otaku have arrived. (Otaku is Japanese for “nerd.”) Today is the start of Kumoricon, Oregon’s largest anime convention.  The convention starts today and runs the whole holiday weekend through Monday. There promises to be a karaoke open mike running from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., workshops on manga writing, cosplay (i.e. how to dress […]

Hung Far Low Returns

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

The iconic Hung Far Low sign has been “re-erected.” The famous Hung Far Low sign’s restoration is complete and will be unveiled this evening at 7:00 p.m. in a special unveiling ceremony. The sign’s restoration owes thanks to Ping, the community and the PDC who helped raise the $70,000 plus needed.