Portland Walking Tours

Archive for August, 2012

Which food carts will we visit?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Our Flavor Street food cart tour has been a phenomenal success this year – thank you! Still there are doubters who will only go if they know in advance which carts we’ll hit. Oh, ye of little faith. There are four really strong reasons why we don’t tell you this in advance. First, it’s not […]

Welcome to Portland, food bloggers!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Portland’s reputation as a major “foodie” city has bumped up a notch… and is likely to rise up further, after this week. The International Food Bloggers conference swings into Foodvana this weekend for a three-day extravaganza August 24-26, extolling the virtues and expanding the scope of all great things food-related – on-line. So if you […]

More proof – Chocolate is good for you

Monday, August 20th, 2012

A new report supports what our Chocolate Decadence tour guides have been saying all along. Chocolate is good for you. Dark chocolate, anyway. CNN reports in a new article that daily doses of dark chocolate is highly correlated with lower blood pressure, which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease. Catch all the details […]

Fun ways to beat Portland’s heat

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

As the mercury soars, families and visitors will be looking for fun things to do to beat the heat. Here’s a few of our favorites: Portland Art Museum – “California Impressionism” show. It’s only here thru September 9, and it’s air-conditioned. Oregon History Museum’s “Oregon Voices” exhibit – very interesting look at Oregon history thru […]

Spurred by green industry, Portland’s economy surges ahead of nation

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Often jokingly referred to as “the place where young people go to retire” (thank you, Portlandia!), Portland’s reputation as a slacker-friendly job market is changing, according to a new report on the region’s economy in Slate.com. Portland’s unemployment rate, which lagged behind the U.S. throughout much of the last decade – particularly among the 20- […]

Welcome writers of the Willamette!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

We all know that Portland is a book-lovers’ town. With all of our great bookstores, coffee shops and of course an excellent library system, we have a lot to be proud of. This weekend, Portland gets even more literary, with the Willamette Writer’s Conference, August 3-5. Writers, agents, and publishers from around the country converge […]

Spy before you buy: the inside scoop on the Epicurean Excursion

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Recently, Chad Carter of KOIN TV (Portland’s channel 6) news accompanied tour guide Alyssa Roehrenbeck on one of our Epicurean Excursion tours. His report aired July 20 on channel 6. He reveals some of our favorite stops on the morning tour and captures some of Alyssa’s famous commentary about Portland’s amazing food scene. It’s great […]