Portland Walking Tours

Archive for January, 2011

Portland is a Popular City for College Grads

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

In a new study by the Brookings Institution ranking the most popular cities where college graduates move to, Portland comes in at the number 4 slot. ” What is it about Portland? Despite an unemployment rate over 10 percent, the city has drawn hoards of young, creative, educated graduates in the last few years. Frey […]

Tasting Portland at mealtime

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

One of the most common questions we get from guests on our tours is: “Where would you recommend we go for lunch or dinner?” (Guests on our Epicurean Excursion, of course, tend not to ask that question.) Our Resident Experts usually have great suggestions based on their extensive exposure to Portland’s culinary magnificence. However, not […]

Calling all Gourmands! The Oregon Truffle Fest is here.

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The true mark of a “foodie” is a Pavlovian response to just the sound of the word “truffle.” If you can feel your salivary glands going into overdrive at the mere mention of the “T-word” then you need to head to Eugene this weekend for the The festival begins on January 28th and runs through the […]

The City That Laughs

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The new sketch comedy show “Portlandia” premiers this Friday on IFC, and some are worried that it could tarnish Portland’s image. But the city that sports “Keep Portland Weird” bumper stickers on SUV hybrids and neon VW Beetles isn’t going to run for cover from a show celebrates Portland as keeping alive “the dream of […]

Calling All Chocoholics! Chocolate Fest is Almost Here!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It’s that time of year again…. time for the 6th annual Chocolate Fest and a chance to sip and nibble some of the best chocolate food and drink from local makers. The event opens on Friday, January 21st with an 21-and-over Opening Night Premiere, and runs through Sunday (1/23), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For […]

Literate in Portland

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The results are in, Portland is the ninth most literate city in the U.S. Comparing newspaper circulation, library resources, number of bookstores, etc; this survey ranks Portland within the top ten. Other cities that made the top 5 include Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; and Pittsburgh, PA. The last city to be […]

Creating Culture in Portland

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

One of Portland’s many cultural attractions is its vibrant theater scene. In addition to our central mainstage equity theaters and companies such as Portland Center Stage and Artists Repertory Theater, and the many off-broadway shows that appear at the Keller Auditorium, Portland boasts some 30+ community theaters and a lively original theater scene. Some companies […]

Portland Ranked Low Again

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

One list that Portland can be proud in being ranked low, is one on crime. According to a recent study by CQ Press, Portland ranked 174th in the U.S for crime. The most dangerous city ranked in the first slot is St. Louis, MO, followed by Camden, NJ, Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Oakland, CA. […]

Fly the Colors, Show the Love for the Oregon Ducks

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Get on your Green and Gold – our state’s unofficial colors for the coming week. Six days remain before the University of Oregon Ducks football team takes on the Auburn Tigers for the official national championship in Glendale, Arizona. Kickoff is at 5 PM Portland (or Eugene) time next Monday, January 10. Even fans of […]