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Archive for July, 2013

Portland – number one literary city?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Portland is justifiably famous for its amazing bookstores, and of course for our excellent library system. As any commuter on MAX or Tri-met buses could tell you, we’re a city of readers. But did you also know we’re a city of writers, too? This weekend, the Willamette Writer’s Conference kicks off, running August 2-4. Over […]

Portland’s time travelers

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Two days ago we posted a link to a site where you can rate Portland as a travel destination. A recent visitor who blogs under the nick “Time Traveler Plans” took it upon herself to blog about it. Some good stuff. (She even had a few kind words for us, which we appreciate.) It’s good […]

Is Portland #1? You tell us… and them! (Vote early and often.)

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Travel and Leisure magazine is asking its readers which city they love most. Portland’s one of the options on the list. You can help inform travelers not only why Portland is great (incredibly beautiful people, amazing tours and theater, great beer and restaurants, etc.) but also what time of year is best to visit and […]

Portland in July: Always beer-thir(s)ty

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Portland isn’t called “Beervana” without reason. This weekend kicks off the first of two amazing beer festivals that will coat your taste buds with tasty suds. The Portland International Beer Festival kicks off Friday at the Pearl District North Park Blocks, boasting over 150 world-class beers from 16 countries, including top rated Barley Wines, Imperial […]

Sand in the City: Portland’s living room gets dirty

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Portlanders love going to the coast. But they also love it when the coast comes to Portland. On July 19-21, truckloads of sand will arrive at Pioneer Courthouse Square for Portland’s largest sand castle building event that includes majestic sand sculptures, interactive youth exhibits, live entertainment and more. Yoshida’s Sand in the City 2013 is […]

Portland summer fun: outdoor zoo concerts

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Portland has a crazy amazing number and variety of great things to do – especially in summer. Here’s one of our favorites:  sitting outside, listening to great music in the company of animals. Yes, we mean concerts at the Oregon Zoo. They’ve started… do you have your tickets yet? No? Check out the schedule here.

Portland kicks off July with Sensational Blues Festival

Monday, July 1st, 2013

One of Portland’s great, long-standing traditions for summer fun opens this week – the Waterfront Blues Festival. This year’s event opens on July 4 (with fireworks at dark over the Willamette) and features four stages with nearly-constant live music from all around the country, including local favorites. The fun begins at 10:30 AM Wednesday on […]