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 [...]
Archive for December, 2010
Play Santa and give your loved ones what they’ve always wanted, but are too shy to ask for…a gift certificate to Portland Walking Tours. Santa knows if you have been bad or good and has many tours available to fit the criteria. For those on the good list – or who want to be bad – [...]
This season, give something different and memorable: memorable experiences of our great city. Gift Certificates from Portland Walking Tours will not only bring huge smiles to the faces of your loved ones. They’ll bring first-hand encounters with some of the greatest things about Portland – such as our history and architecture, secrets of our deep-seated [...]
According to a new report by America’s Health Rankings, the study examined issues such obesity rates, air pollution, health funding, etc. While we have a lot in our favor such as, a lower prevalence of obesity, low levels of air pollution, low occupational fatalities, and a low infant mortality rate; Oregon still faces several challenges. [...]
A great Portland tradition continues as the Christmas Ships sail into downtown and surrounding areas for your holiday viewing – a great reason to take a stroll downtown. This is the 56th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland and like the previous 55, this one will not [...]
The Saturday Market’s Festival of the Last Minute begins on Thursday (12/16). The market will be open everyday starting Thursday until Christmas Eve. Here’s your chance to get that unique something for that unique someone in your life!
According to Parents Magazine, Portland is the 5th best city for babies as determined by a readers poll and Pediatric experts. Parents researched, graded and ranked cities across the country to determine the perfect locales for young families. Other cities in the top 4 include: Scottsdale, Arizona; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Looking for that unique something for that unique someone in your life? Head on down to the Saturday Market (remember it runs on Sunday’s too). Located in their new home just south of the Burnside Bridge in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza, the Saturday Market is one of the oldest continually operated craft markets in [...]
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 [...]
Don’t forget to make time to visit the Oregon Zoo to take in the sights and sounds of ZooLights! Every year the Oregon Zoo gets transformed into a winter wonderland with over a million lights. There’s also food, live musical performances and, of course, the holiday train! ZooLights starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs until [...]