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“What happens if it rains?”

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

At this time of year, when the weather can be so unpredictable, we often get asked, “What if it rains? Do you cancel the tour?” The answer: we do NOT cancel tours for rain. Oh, maybe for torrential downpours with hailstones the size of haunted human skulls… eh. Nah. That only makes the tours spookier. […]

Portland Walking Tours on TV

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Portland Walking Tours was recently featured on MERGE!, a TV magazine-format show hosted by the irrepressible Kelsey Beer (perfect name for someone doing features on Portland, isn’t it?) airing on KPDX-TV. In case you missed it, here’s the link. Enjoy!

Portland, Home of the Peaceful Protest

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

It seems common knowledge around here that a good protest is part of the fabric of Portland. It is a normal sight to see an anti war, anti gun, anti anything protest at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The very roots of Oregon stick to having some of the most inclusive free speech laws in the country. […]

Tourist for a weekend

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

So a good friend who shall remain nameless has come to the great land of Portland in order to have vacation and it has granted me the opportunity to be a tourist for a few days. Lincoln City, The International Rose Test Garden, and the Columbia River Gorge were at the top of the list. […]

Let your taste buds go on vacation…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I love fresh fish and chips. When the newest food cart opened on 5th and Stark I was left wondering why someone hadn’t done a coastal cart yet to date (or at least that I knew about). So of course, I bellied up to Oregon Coast Fish Co. and ordered the daily special. A big […]

Art lovers rejoice!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

We’re often asked by locals and travelers alike to reveal details on specific artworks around the city. Our company policy of “I’ll Find Out” instead of “I Don’t Know” requires us to race back to a computer and do a Public Art lookup both to to further our knowledge and email you the answer to […]

Go Forth and Prosper, Portland

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a great time to reflect on both our blessings and shortcomings. It’s also a great time to consider how the past year went and what changes we’d like to make in the coming year. Portlanders share a wonderful blessing – the gift of living in one of […]

A little love from Boulder

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

A Boulder couple shows Portland some love on a Best of Portland walking tour.

We’re #7! We’re #7!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Yep… Portland was honored with a 7th place finish this month by Travel + Leisure Magazine, beating out big cities like Berlin, Rome and London, with having the seventh ugliest building in the world. Apparently, the editors at Travel + Leisure Magazine have decided to weigh in on the long simmering local debate about our […]

Keep Portland Beautiful! New Public Art Downtown.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The new North-South Green Line MAX started running on September 12th. The city has just finished installing all of the new public art. The city has purchased and installed 14 new works of art. This is in addition to the 12 sculptures that had originally lined the old 5th and 6th Avenue bus mall. For […]