Portland Walking Tours

Archive for October, 2010

Today is National Chocolate Day!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

This is one day that we all here at Portland Walking Tours try to celebrate! (Why isn’t this a National holiday already? Get our Congressperson on the phone!) So on your way home don’t forget to do your civic duty and get a little chocolate something for you and your loved ones. (Caution: Shameless self-promotion […]

Top Seven Ghost-hunting Tools

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Going ghost-hunting this Halloween weekend? If so, you’ll want to make sure you bring the right gear. While it’s possible to spot spirits from the Great Beyond without gear, your odds of finding something interesting increase if you’ve got the right stuff. 7. Flashlight ($5-$10) This is a basic, not so much for finding spirits […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Winter’s come early this year. Mt. Hood got its first snowfall of the year… much to the delight of Portland-area skiers and snowboarders, who took to the slopes for the first snow of the season. They are expecting up to 2 feet. Better get the winter gear unpacked and wax those skis. http://www.skihood.com/The-Mountain/Conditions

Great American Distillers Festival this Weekend!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Here in Portland we are famous for our liquid assets — our great craft beer, great coffee, (our rain), but did you know that we are also becoming famous for our microdistillers? Portland currently has seven microdistilleries operating inside the city limit, with more in the works! In celebration this weekend will be the 6th […]

Top Five Portland Parks for Fall

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Portland’s park system is the envy of many cities, not only in the US but around the world. Some years ago, while I was touring the world-renowned Christchurch Rose Garden in Christchurch, New Zealand, the curator asked me where I was from. When I said “Portland, Oregon” he grinned widely. “Portland’s parks are beautiful!” he […]

Doggie Palooza!!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Looking for something new to do this weekend with your doggie buddy? Think about taking him or her to Doggie Palooza at the World Forestry Center this Sunday (10/23) Saturday (10/23). The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for dogs is free when accompanied by a paying human. Adults are just $8 […]

Compare Haunted Options for Halloween

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Which is the better “haunting” option for your Halloween outing – a haunted house or a ghost tour? We compare the options.

Stumptown & Voodoo Here We Come!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Coffee and donuts are brain food!!! Apparently the caffeine in the coffee works together with the sugar in the donuts to transform us into super geniuses when consumed together according to recent research. (OK… it really doesn’t say that, but why get bogged down in details.) Given that Portland is home to both great coffee […]

Great Coffee… for a Cause!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Two things that Portlanders love… good coffee and good causes! Come down to Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday, October 8th, between 11 and 2 p.m. to sip coffee and support a great cause, the Portland area YWCA. There will be 16 select roasters featuring their best roasts for you to sample. There is a $5 […]