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Archive for December, 2012

Resolve to walk more in 2013, Portland

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Since everyone else is making new year’s resolutions, we thought we’d join in the fun for 2013. Our resolution – and we hope you’ll join us in this – is to walk more. Yes, even WE need to walk more. And there are so many great benefits of walking: Walking is great exercise. It improves […]

What is this “Boxing Day”? Do I need presents?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Happy Boxing Day! “Boxing Day” is celebrated widely in Europe, Canada, Australia and some other former colonial nations around the old British Empire. Always on December 26, aka the Feast of St. Stephen, the origin of the holiday is a bit murky. But its traditions are clear. Some say the tradition began out of convenience:  […]

Last chance to view Portland’s Christmas ships!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Oh, Messrs, dim the lights… no! Wait! Keep them lit, one more night! It’s your last chance of 2012 to see Portland’s Christmas fleets light up the wake of our two grand rivers. Say good-bye to the Columbia Fleet at 7:00PM, when the parade assembles in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp […]

The penultimate voyages of Portland’s 2012 Christmas Fleet

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Tonight and tomorrow. That’s all you have left if you want to catch a glimpse of these well-lit floating beauties. At 7:00 PM the Columbia Fleet will assemble in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp and sail downriver (west) to the I-5 Bridge Area, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM. The return voyage is the […]

Wednesday Portland Christmas Fleet Schedule

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Mixing it up again for you Christmas Ships fans in Portland… At 7:00 PM the Columbia River fleet will assemble in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp and will remain there for the first hour. The fleet then sails briefly across the river to the Washington Shoreline about 8:00PM, then heads to the restaurants in […]

Tuesday’s Ship Parade treats other Portlanders to a view

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The ship parade routes get changed up again tonight to give some of the other folks a chance to see the beautiful tall ships. At 7:00PM, the Columbia fleet assembles in front of the James M. Gleason Boat Ramp (NE 43rd/Marine Drive) and heads uprivehttps://portlandwalkingtours.com/news/wp-admin/post-new.phpr – east – to the I-205 Bridge, and will turn […]

Portland’s only Monday night Christmas Ships parade is tonight!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

There’s no better way to spend a Monday night in Portland than watching beautifully lit, majestic ships sail by your downtown location as you sip a peppermint mocha and finish up your holiday shopping. And tonight is your only chance to catch a Monday parade this year, so make it count! The Willamette Fleet assembles […]

Sunday’s Ships Spectacular make Portland Christmas unique and memorable

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Once again it’s joint fleet night on the Willamette as the Columbia Fleet joins its downtown sisters and brothers on a waterfront voyage that should make for some spectacular viewing – this time north bound. At 5:00PM, the two fleets assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina. The parade begins in front of OMSI and travels […]

Saturday night in Portland – a Christmas Ships Spectacular!

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Today the Christmas fleets sail early – and put on a spectacular joint show! At 5:00PM, both the Willamette and Columbia Fleets assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, and head en masse to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:15P – 6:30, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers […]

Sharks and eels and anemonies… in Portland?

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Well, Portland, in spite of being 75 miles from the nearest coast, we’re no longer solely the land of the … well, landed. The Grand Opening for the new Portland Aquarium is … today! Yes, an aquarium. With sea critters, and lots of great information about what lives in that teeny weeny portion of the […]