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Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Don’t forget to stop by the store on your way home to grab some treats for the kiddies… (Heck… you might as well grab some treats for yourself too while you’re at it… you deserve it). If you don’t get your fill of ghosts and goblins on […]

Portland’s Beyond Bizarre – #2 Ghost Tour in West

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Portland Walking Tours’ <a href=”http://www.portlandwalkingtours.com/tours/beyond_bizarre.php”>Beyond Bizarre Walking Tour</a>, long a favorite of locals for year-round ghost-hunting spookery fun, got a little Halloween bonus this week. Eventseeker.com named Beyond Bizarre the #2 Ghost Tour of the Pacific and Southwest region, behind a bus tour in Las Vegas. Which, if you think about it, makes us the […]

Oversexed Oregon?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

According to a survey compiled by OkCupid posted on Time’s Newsfeed, Portland, Oregon; tops the list of oversexed cities. Across the U.S., Portland has the most promiscuous residents beating out Seattle, Pittsburgh, and even Miami and San Francisco. Hey what else can you say? Keep Portland Weird right.

New Portland TV Show debuts on Friday!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The new NBC show Grimm debuts this Friday. It’s a crime drama with a twist… the story lines are all inspired by Grimm Brothers fairy tales. The best part about it… is that the show will actually be set in Portland and feature Portland locations in the stories. Given that the co-creator of the show […]

Happy Hauntings!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

It’s that time of the year again! The leaves are starting to change… there’s that crispness in the air in the evening… that means only one thing… it’s getting close to Halloween! Halloween is one of the staff favorites here at the office. We also know its one of the favorite holidays for many of […]

The Core of the Matter (an in-cider report)

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Tired of the same old Macintosh? Fed up with Granny Smiths? Want something a little more than Delicious? No, we’re not suggesting you abandon the family’s Scottish heirloom recipes for apple haggis. But Portland is showing that the world of apples is much broader than the same-old, same-old you find en masse at the grocer’s […]

Bone-chilling Good Scares……

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

And more await you on our Beyond Bizarre tour. If you like the paranormal, weird, or wacky, let us be your guide to an evening of adventure. Armed with real ghost hunting equipment, we’ll venture down shadowy streets to reveal Portland’s paranormal past, catch glimpses of ghosts, expose psychic hoaxes and duck through haunted passageways. […]

Portland, Home of the Peaceful Protest

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

It seems common knowledge around here that a good protest is part of the fabric of Portland. It is a normal sight to see an anti war, anti gun, anti anything protest at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The very roots of Oregon stick to having some of the most inclusive free speech laws in the country. […]

Go Portland! We’re Number 2!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Number two, that is in volunteering! Portland residents are second in the country for volunteering their time and services to non-profits and charities. According to a recent report by the Corporation for National and Community Service, 36.2% of Portland residents volunteered between 2008-2010. Minneapolis eked out a victory with 37.1% volunteering during that same period. […]

Walking Tours <3's your health

Friday, October 14th, 2011

There are many kinds of tours available. Bus tours, bike tours, limousine tours (for those above my pay grade), and more. So, why walking tours? Among the many reasons, it’s better for you. According to the Mayo Clinic,walking 30 minutes (about 1-2 miles) a day can help you: Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” […]