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Archive for August, 2011

Let your taste buds go on vacation…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I love fresh fish and chips. When the newest food cart opened on 5th and Stark I was left wondering why someone hadn’t done a coastal cart yet to date (or at least that I knew about). So of course, I bellied up to Oregon Coast Fish Co. and ordered the daily special. A big […]

Two Great Tastes That Go Great… Together?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Here at the Portland Walking Tour office, we certainly love our Voodoo Doughnuts. We also love our local craft beer. However… the jury is out on the upcoming collaboration from Voodoo and Rogue.. the Bacon Maple Porter?!?! The porter is using 4 types of malt, maple syrup, applewood-smoked bacon, and vanilla. (A porter without hops! […]

Summer’s not over yet

Friday, August 26th, 2011

As the forecast for the weekend illustrates (90 degrees and sunshine!), summer isn’t over yet for 2011. But if you’re feeling that the imminent return to school and football season means the season has passed you by, let us help revive your summer spirit with these fun to-do suggestions: Go to the last zoo concert […]

Why no baseball in Portland?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Last weekend I took a trip to our big sister city just up I-5 to see the Mariners play. Portland is too small and too disinterested in baseball to host a major league team, at least in the eyes of MLB management. I love the game, but I have to agree. Most summers, Portland offers […]

Big fun at the International Rose Test Garden

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Bright, furiously spinning colors whirling around in front of you while your gut flip flops over if you will win the big prize. Everyone loves this moment whether the big prize is a brand new car or a giant lollipop. I know I do. And we want to bring that to you before summer ends! […]

Move Over Wisconsin…. There’s a New Big Cheese!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Oregon has long been a favorite of beer-lovers for our great craft beer tradition. We’re now becoming a favorite with a whole new group of foodies, namely cheese-lovers. Oregon cheesemakers won 12 awards at the 27th annual American Cheese Society’s cheese competition, including Best of Show for the Rogue River Blue by Rogue Creamery. Local […]

This took some Voodoo-ing

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Portland’s own Voodoo Doughnut broke the Guinness World Record for biggest box of doughnuts at PDX Bridge Festival’s Brunch on the Bridge on Saturday, August 6, 2011, nearly tripling the previously held world record. As locals know, good things come in pink boxes. Nearly 4,000 doughnuts, weighing in at 666 pounds (Voodoo Doughnut has the […]

What every food cart customer needs

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Like any true Portlander I do my fair share of food cart consumption at our over 600 food carts. I have seen the even better Portlanders with their home containers walking up to any number of carts asking not to waste the paper/container their yummy goods would normally come in. When I see those people […]

Take a Bite out of Oregon

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Bite of Oregon returns this weekend starting Friday (8/12) and running through to Sunday (8/14). This will be the 28th year for the Bite and it’s looking to be as fun and jammed pack as ever.  The Bite will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Admission is just $10 for a one day […]

Grab a snack at the Portland Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I am sometimes (no, usually) guilty of taking a detour on the way back to the office to snack on fresh berries, tomatoes, and cheese from local farmers at one of Portland’s weekly Farmer’s Markets. The love I have for browsing the local produce and sampling is probably a bit too immense. The lush greens […]