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Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Thank you for making 2011 such a great year! And best wishes to you and yours in 2012 from everyone here at Portland Walking Tours!

Five Great Resolutions for 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

We know you’ve  made up  your mind to make 2012 your best year ever. So have we. But rather than pretend that we’re REALLY going to hit the gym every day like we did last year (and made it, all the way through January 3… almost), this year we’re going a different direction. And we […]

Join the Festival of the Last-Minute

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Still needing to pick up some gifts for that hard-to-buy-for person? You know, the one who says, “I have too much stuff already!” (which doesn’t help AT ALL…) and as a result, you’re down to the last minute to find something. There’s only one thing to do:  gift certificates. Why not give the gift of […]

We’re #65! Portland surges 40 places on Best-Performing Cities

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

In a recent report by the Milken Institute of the 200 largest American urban areas, Portland surged 40 spots to #65 – that’s up 43 spots from 2010. The rankings are based on job, wage and salary, and technology. For more details… and more boring things like numbers, statistics, (yawn!), etc. You can find the […]

Give the Gift of the City this Holiday Season!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

It’s still not too late to give the gift of the city with a Portland Walking Tours gift certificate. Give your special someone a new culinary experience with one of our Epicurean Excursions or Chocolate Decadence tours; or maybe a look at Portland’s seedy past with an Underground Portland tour; or even a walk on […]

Peacock Lane Opens Tonight!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

This evening, take a walk along one of Portland’s most unique and revered holiday traditions – Peacock Lane. Peacock Lane is a festival of lights put on every December by residents of the strip formerly known as SE 40th Ave between SE Stark St. and SE Belmont St. Neighbors on this street put on an […]

Five reasons to shop downtown

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Getting in that holiday spirit? Thinking about where to spend your hard-earned dollars on loved ones? We think you ought to consider downtown, for five reasons: 1. Convenience So many stores, so little time… but having all those stores close together SAVES you time – a must-have commodity if you hope to get your shopping […]

Christmas Ship Parade Begins Tonight!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Tonight is start of the 57th annual Christmas Ship Parade. A flotilla of colorful light-festooned ships will begin its holiday parade season on the Willamette. Tonight’s parade will have the fleet sailing from OMSI to the Fremont Bridge and back. The parade should last about 2 hours and should offer plenty of opportunities for some […]

Oregon ranked one of top states people “Most Want to Live”

Monday, December 5th, 2011

In a recent Harris Poll, Oregon was ranked #7 out of states people would most like to live in (apart from their own)! This poll has been conducted since 1997. Hawaii has dominated, being named the top choice with those polled every year. (Stupid beautiful beaches, beautiful sunny semi-tropical climate. Ick.) But Oregon has proven […]

Where to watch the Ducks game

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Where will you watch the Oregon Ducks football game tonight? Assuming you ARE watching our beloved U of O win the first-ever PAC-12 Conference championship somewhere other than in Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR tonight, where will you be? If you don’t know yet, here are some local watering holes that love them some Ducks: […]