Portland Walking Tours

Our Favorite Websites – July 1st

July 1st, 2009

We were doing a tour last week with a someone from Travel Portland, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, and we brought up a few fun and fascinating factoids things that blew them away. After the tour, they quizzed us as to how we would know a half-dozen things that they were not aware of. What’s one of our secrets? Online blogs.

Most of us are voracious readers of a number of online blogs on the the people, history, places, and events in and around the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the ways we keep our information fresh and – when we find interesting topics – we are all abuzz about it at our private online discussion forum that is used by all of us at Portland Walking Tours (and our parent company Hometown Advantage). So, in the interest of exposing the best Portland has to offer, we’re going to pass on our favorites.

Lost Oregon

The Lost Oregon blog by John Chilson, is the successor to another (now defunct) favorite – Stumptown Confidential. John shares the most amazing postcards, magazine clippings, brochures, and photos and then weaves amazing stories to go with them. As an amateur historian and chronicler of all-things Portland, he always find a way to inject a heavy dose of fun into the blog and that keeps it always interesting. Be sure to check it out today. If you had to pick only one Portland History blog to read, make it Lost Oregon.