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New Flexible Booking Policy and Updated Health and Safety Actions

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

We understand everyone is concerned about COVID-19. We are too. We have always prided ourselves as guiding our business by our moral compass. We are not just concerned for our bottom line, but take our role in the community very seriously. This text is to inform you of what we are doing. It’s understandable that […]

OLD New Flexible Booking Policy and Updated Health and Safety Protocols to Protect Guests and Staff

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

We understand everyone is concerned about COVID-19. We are too. We have always prided ourselves as guiding our business by our moral compass. We are not just concerned for our bottom line, but take our role in the community very seriously. This text is to inform you what we are all doing to ensure the […]

20 Years of Unicycles and Martinis in the Bike Lanes

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Here at Portland Walking Tours, we love the City of Portland staff that marks the bicycle lanes around town! For about two decades, they have been coming up with hilarious and unique designs that help give Portland its special flair. This time, they have outdone themselves. According to Shannon Henry, who took this picture and […]

How to spot a genuine Portland Hipster

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Hipsterius Portlandae — the common Portland hipster. This indigenous species thrives in the secluded urban landscape of the Willamette Valley. Herds roam the wet pavement of Portland from Northwest Trendy-Third to Southeast Hawthorne, biking to impromptu gatherings at food carts, dive bars, and parks before heading to house shows to drink PBR and watch each […]

We’ll See You in the Theater

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Portlanders have many stereotypical quirks. Supposedly, we’ll put a bird on anything that stands still long enough to get DIY’d. We all commute to work by bike (when our unicycles are in the shop). We will walk half a mile to find a recycling bin for the bottle of artisan cold-brew coffee we just chugged, […]

The Best of Portland is Getting Better!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Our flagship tour, the Best of Portland Walking Tour, is on the move! Starting this Saturday, February 1, 2014, our Best of Portland Walking Tour will start at the forthcoming Big Red Arrow “Portland in a Box™” location at SW Sixth Ave and Yamhill St. Map it here » This allows us to get you […]

Honoring Dr. King and his legacy

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King – his life, his legacy, his accomplishments, his vision. There are many ways to honor Dr. King. Many of us take the day off from work, hopefully spending at least part of that time reflecting on the sacrifices and leadership he put forth to make the world and […]

Portland named among top ten cities in the world

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

We love top ten lists. We love them even more when they say nice things about our city. And even best when we’re rated one of the top ten cities in the world – yes, world – to live. Rough Guides (http://www.roughguides.com) has done just that in its latest issue. They include Portland in a […]

Portland’s Top 5 Beer Bars (Best in U.S.)

Monday, January 13th, 2014

We all know Portland is the best city for beer in… well, anywhere. Usually what we have in mind when we say that is that Portland make the best craft beers, or has the greatest selection, or both. Add a third meaning to the phrase. Portland is the best beer bar city, too. Draft Magazine […]

Here’s proof: Portland is best at… everything!

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Everyone’s got a list, it seems. But when it comes to the list of who’s best – it’s almost always Portland. In 2013, Portland was ranked among top cities for: Meeting People: Best 10 Cities for Single Women (Shape) #10 City for Men (Men’s Health) #2 City for Families to Visit (Parents). Creative People: 20 […]