Portland Walking Tours

Where are the Christmas Ships now?

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We love the Christmas ships. (Not so much the bridge lifts during busy traffic, but the ships, yes.) The ships float down the Columbia and Willamette in all sorts of splendor, making for great viewing from various restaurants, watering holes and walkways along each river. The ships launched on December 1 and are ready for […]

Portland – a great winter-walking town

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Wikipedia describes Portland climatologically as being “in the Marine west coast climate region, marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but temperate winters.” Compared to the northeastern US, where I grew up, this is weather heaven – particularly for someone who loves walking. “Warm, dry summers” doesn’t come close to summing up the beautiful blue […]