Portland Walking Tours

Things we’re most thankful for (a baker’s dozen)

November 23rd, 2011

At Portland Walking Tours, we have much to be thankful for. We live in an amazingly beautiful, fascinating city with remarkable people of various talents and inclinations. It keeps us engaged, happy, and young.

We thought we’d itemize a few of our favorite things about this city. Really there are too many to mention them all, but here are the ones we think make Portland a truly remarkable place – a place where people want to come visit (or live) and, of course, take tours.

  • Portland’s history, in particular the story about how Portland was named. We never tire of telling that one – and people never tire of hearing it.
  • The second largest hammered copper statue in the U.S. … our hidden beauty.
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • Portland’s amazing collection of public art, free for viewing any time
  • The variety of architecture – and all of the history it implies
  • The sustainable practices lived daily by our residents and businesses. It keeps us green and clean… just the way we like it.
  • Waterfront Park & the Vera Katz Esplanade
  • A great transit system
  • Washington Park, particularly the Rose Gardens, the Japanese Gardens, and the Oregon Zoo
  • The legends of Underground Portland
  • The 24-hour Church of Elvis
  • Fresh, local, organic, sustainable, seasonal food
  • Chocolate… mmm….