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Archive for November, 2010

Great Portland gifts with great taste

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Holiday shopping days are upon us, and we all could use a few good ideas for special gifts. Of course you want to give something uniquely Portland, and uniquely you – something memorable, and not in the sense of that “memorable” lime green tie that Uncle Fred regifted to Aunt Betty last year. Luckily, Portland’s […]

Holiday Ale Festival Starts Wednesday!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

There’s no better way, in our humble opinion, to ring in the holiday season in true Portland-style than with a good ol’ fashioned beer festival. If you agree then you’re in luck because on Wednesday, December 1st, the Holiday Ale Festival kicks off in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The festival doors will open at 2:00 p.m. […]

Relax in style this Black Friday weekend

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

If you’re coming into downtown this Black Friday weekend, you’ll witness great shopping deals before you realize it’s time to find the car, load up the goodies, and deal with the outbound traffic. We’d like to let you in our simple secret to avoid that hassle – get a room downtown. We know what you’re […]

What’s in your living room?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. We have places to sit, have coffee, watch movies (and TV), gaze at art and munch on a snack. And on November 26, we’ll have another fixture of many American living rooms:  a gigantic evergreen tree, all lit up and decorated. The 26th annual tree lighting ceremony is […]

Portland a Top-10 Rockin’ Town

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The list of the top 10 most Rocking Towns in the U.S. was released last week by Songkick and was based upon, among other criteria, the number of lives rock shows per capita. Austin, Texas was ranked number one. Portland was ranked 9th, below Seattle (boo!) at number 8, but above Nashville (Yeah!). Portland did […]

Time Magazine: Why Portland Is America’s New Food Eden

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We couldn’t say it better than Time Magazine did today…Portland “is America’s new food Eden.” Hey Josh, next time you’re in town, check out our Epicurean Excursion or our Chocolate Decadence Tour and see how we live and play. Then, you can visit Beast.

Six great micro-wineries

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It’s that time of year again – a time of harvest, of abundance, of great flavor and variety. Yes, it’s time for Oregon wineries to open their doors on the weekends and give you a taste of their amazing wares. Tours for many wineries begin this weekend, November 20 and 21, and repeat on the […]

Chocoholics, your day is here!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

We thought that our Chocolate Decadence tour was a prize, but the Guinness Book of World Records recently announced that they have certified the world’s largest chocolate bar! At 18.66 feet long by 9.16 feet wide and a thickness of 10 inches, this 9,702-pound chocolate bar will set back an entire diabetic family tree by […]

Guided vs. Self-guided Tours: Pros and Cons

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

What’s the best way to explore a new destination? Some like to rely on the expertise of local tour guides, while others like to strike out on their own and make their own schedule. This post explores the pros and cons of each method.

Who’s the Smartypants Now Seattle?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

If you haven’t heard the news, “We’re number one!” According to Travel + Leisure Magazine Portland was rated the “Most Intelligent” city by visitors. (And due to our natural tendency towards self-effacement we only rated ourselves 6th… Oh.. Portland, to be so great, yet so modest.) More importantly we beat Seattle (#2) and San Francisco […]