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Archive for September, 2012

Portland Bikeways Go Platinum

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Portland, already famous for its innovative transportation initiatives such as its twin light rail systems, pedestrian-friendly downtown and skateboard lanes, once again received top honors for its bicycle program. The League of American Bicyclists awarded Portland “platinum” status for its bike-friendly ways, the only large city in America to be so named. These honors are […]

Thank you, This Boundless World!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The online publication This Boundless World has named our Underground Portland and Beyond Bizarre walking tours as among the “Best Things to Do” in Old Town Chinatown! Thank you, editors. Our gratitude is Boundless.

Try the Best Wurst of Portland at the Polish Festival

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The 17th annual Portland Polish Festival takes place this weekend, featuring Polish music, food, dancing, and of course, beer … both Polish and Portland-ish. One of Portland’s best-kept secrets (mostly due to the higher visibility of that German festival of beer, named for the wrong month), the Festival takes place at St. Stanislaus Church at […]

FeastPDX celebrates diversity, quality of Portland’s amazing cuisine

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

If the aromas around town seem especially inviting this week, maybe you should go ahead and indulge in the Feast. Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty, that is. Or to those in the know, “FeastPDX.” Find out why Portland is the talk of the American food scene, see how global connectivity is changing the […]

Get the latest on things to do in Portland!

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Do you want to: Be among the first- and best-informed on fun things going on in Portland? Be first in line to get tickets to the coolest events and special offers? Get the inside story on tours and the people behind them? Then you’ll want to check out our just-released Fall 2012 quarterly newsletter, packed […]

Chocolate, like walking, may protect the brain from stroke

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

We always suspected it was true, but now we have medical evidence. A study of over 35,000 Swedish men shows that eating more chocolate leads to a lower risk of stroke. And we all know that walking is good for both heart and mind. Give you any ideas?

In Portland, Oktober begins in September

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Portlanders do love their beer fests. So much so that we hate letting a week go by without pitching some tents, rolling out some barrels, and lifting our steins in good cheer. While Portland’s summer months boast the huge celebrations like the Organic Beer Festival, the Oregon Brewer’s Festival and the International Beer Festival, September […]

Outside says Portland hosts top urban park

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Who’s got the best place to hike in America? Portland, that’s who. Outside magazine recently named Portland’s Forest Park as the top urban park for outdoor recreation, specifically citing the 30-mile Wildwood Trail, the park’s habitat for over 110 bird and 60 mammal species and 28 miles of bike trails as prime reasons for a […]

Move over, Portlandia!

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Or at least, share some bandwidth. A new comedy series produced and set in Portland, OR debuted last Monday. “Super Chill” follows the adventures and hijinks of two “misfits” in the Rose City. The actors follow a loose script with heavy improvisation as they “play on the heart and soul of Portland.” The second episode […]