Portland Walking Tours

Archive for January, 2013

Portland Number 2 beer town?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Portlanders may protest, but the rankings are in, and … we’re number 2. So says the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. But before you leap to your feet to protest that our big sister city to the north is biased and selfish, take note: Seattle was ranked behind us (again), at number three. Taking over the top spot […]

A great city needs great theater. And Portland has it.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

In the mid-1970’s, Portland lacked many of the amenities that made for a great city – great art, great theater, great performance art, great transit, great food. Now it has all of the above. This Friday, the 2013 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works opens with over 80 shows in dozens of venues all around […]

Martin Luther King Jr. reminds Portlanders of the “Dream”

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was born 84 years ago today. Words cannot do justice to the man who transformed this nation in the middle decades of the 20th Century. Except perhaps his own words: “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I […]

Welcome, Portland’s new Mayor and Council. Please keep Portland weird.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Congratulations to Portland’s new Mayor Charlie Hales and his new City Council, who were sworn in to office and began work last week. We love that the new mayor and council are committed to keeping Portland pedestrian-friendly, and want to build on Portland’s success as a great destination city for visitors, entrepreneurs and, yes, even […]