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Archive for June, 2011

Got the Blues? Head to the Waterfront

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Summer begins in Portland with the Waterfront Blues Festival, an incredible line-up of well-known and rising talent that occupies Portland’s primo stretch of grass every Independence Day weekend. The festival culminates with an amazing fireworks display over the Willamette River, with choice seating in the very same spot that you’ll watch and listen to the […]

Drink a beer, save the planet

Friday, June 24th, 2011

If you like drinking beer, supporting great charities and saving the planet (and who doesn’t?), Portland has the perfect event for you this weekend. The 7th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival opens today, June 24, in Overlook Park in Portland, Oregon. Beers start pouring at noon and keep going until 9 PM Friday and […]

The Bloom of a Rose

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This poem was written and submitted by one of our Resident Experts, Micki. Thanks Micki! The Bloom  of a Rose, by Micki Selvitella Why do we place so much Faith in the bloom of a Rose? Or the change of Seasons? Do we pray that, like the tides or phase of the Moon, Life will […]

Summer’s here – good time to walk in the garden

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Happy first day of summer! The National Weather Service predicts the temperature will reach into the lower 80’s today with lots of sunshine to make it an even cheerier day. Local weather forecasters agree, and they can’t ALL be wrong, can they? Kind of makes you want to go outside and walk, doesn’t it? Maybe […]

World Naked Bike Ride – Portland Edition!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Be warned… World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled to come to downtown Portland tomorrow night, June 18th. Mark your calendars. Last year there were an estimated 6,000 participants plus! You can read more about it by visiting the official World Naked Bike Ride website: http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/ . CAUTION: For those of you with a small children […]

Congratulations, Queen Lamarra

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Congratulations from all of us at Portland Walking Tours to the new Rosaria, Queen Lamarra Haynes of Franklin High School. Queen Lamarra was crowned Saturday morning and debuted in the Grand Floral Parade later in the day to the cheers of thousands of proud Portlanders. She succeeds Queen Victoria Dinu of Grant High. Lamarra, a […]

Allure of the Automobile: Motorheads Rejoice!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Allure of the Automobile opens at PAM this weekend. Now all you motorheads and car-fiends have a reason to come downtown. It’s an exhibit for you… the art of the automobile! The museum will be featuring 16 of the most beautiful automobiles the world has ever produced. For more info and ticket information visit the […]

Big parades and a new Rose Queen

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Rose Festival activities are happening fast and furious – rain or shine. This week’s activities are highlighted by two parades and the coronation of 2011’s Queen Rosaria. The first parade – a favorite among many Portlanders with school-age children – is the Junior Parade, Wednesday, June 8 at 1 PM. As usual the Grand Marshall […]

We’re Number Four!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

In case you missed it, Portland was recently ranked the 4th healthiest city in the country by Business Insider. The healthiest city was Minneapolis, followed by Washington D.C., and Boston.  Our fourth place ranking was attributed to our having the lowest percentage of households in poverty, our high levels of moderate to highly active residents […]

Canby Wine & Food Festival this Weekend!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Looking to get out of Portland for a little foodie adventure? Then you should think about heading down to Canby for the 20th annual Canby Wine & Food Festival. In addition to great local artisan food and wine there also promises to be some great local breweries and great local music! The festival runs Friday, […]