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Archive for November, 2011

Prost! Holiday Ale Festival Returns!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The 16th Annual Holiday Ale Fest returns this Wednesday (11/30) and runs through Sunday (12/4) to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This year will feature some of the best special holiday ales from 40 different local and regional craft brewers. Long gone are the days of the burly men in wool sipping their homebrew around a fire […]

Things we’re most thankful for (a baker’s dozen)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

At Portland Walking Tours, we have much to be thankful for. We live in an amazingly beautiful, fascinating city with remarkable people of various talents and inclinations. It keeps us engaged, happy, and young. We thought we’d itemize a few of our favorite things about this city. Really there are too many to mention them […]

Another Top Ten List for Portland

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The National Geographic recently recognized Portland, Oregon among the top ten most literary cities in the world! Read that again. That’s not just the Pacific Northwest, the US, or English-speaking western countries. The World. Which means:  not only do we Portlanders read a lot, but we write a lot, too. And we’re supportive of our […]

Portland is #1… and down with the D-O-G!

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Can’t believe we didn’t see this one sooner… Portland was recently picked by DogFriendly.com as the number one city to vacation with your four-legged friend. Portland was chosen because of its number of dog-friendly hotels and attractions. (Shameless pug… I mean “plug”… we allow dogs on our Best of Portland Tour!) Portland beat out such […]

Thankful for… Veterans

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Today, take a moment to reflect on how good you have it – and why. One of the reasons we live in a strong, free society is that many of our nation’s men and women have made incredible sacrifices to keep us safe from threats abroad. In particular, Oregon’s National Guard units have been among […]

Seniors love Portland too!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Portland, Oregon offers the best senior living benefits in the U.S., according to a survey released by Bankers Life and Casualty Company. Bankers Life & Casualty Company, which specializes in insurance for seniors, gathered a panel of experts on gerontology and senior issues to determine which U.S. cities offer the best quality of life for […]

Portland is number 3! (at least for “Super Greenies” that is…)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A recent study by Scarborough Research has ranked the top cities for “Super Greenies,” that is “super green” consumers who “engage in the highest amount of environmentally friendly activities.” Portland beat out such notable green competition as Denver, San Diego and Austin, TX. However… we lost out to number one ranked Seattle (boo!) and number […]

Thankful for … Chocolate

Friday, November 4th, 2011

November is “give thanks” month, an excellent time to reflect on the many fantastic aspects of Portland that make it such a wonderful place to live and visit. Here at Portland Walking Tours, we’re especially thankful for Portland’s wonderful chocolate scene, a hidden gem that we too often overlook. We have chocolatiers, confectioners, and even […]

NW Food & Wine Festival is this Saturday

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Attention all you Foodies… this Saturday, November 5th, the NW Food and Wine Festival will be taking place at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center. The organizers this year are promising over over 600 wines and an array of gourmet flavors and bites. There even promises to be a number of interesting chef demonstrations. The event […]