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A Detailed Look at the Abundance of Public Art in Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Expose yourself to art! Here in Portland that’s easy, because art is literally everywhere. Whether you are a creator, appreciator, or both, you can constantly feed your imagination by viewing original works in all shapes and sizes on the street, in parks, on buildings, and more! Furthermore, we have a fantastic program called Percent for […]

From City Streets to Curated Galleries, Portland Art is Everywhere!

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Portland has become an art mecca and you can find different styles of art on almost every corner. Whether it’s adding a whimsical mural on the side of a hotel, styling a statue in knitted attire to keep them warm, city-inspired tattoos adorning residents’ bodies, or even adding a “D” to the “NE” on the […]

Find Your Perfect Piece of Portland at the New Gift Shop at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Chachkies, souvenirs, artisan gifts … whatever your preferred nomenclature, you’re sure to find a perfect piece of Portland to take home at the new gift shop located in the Portland Walking Tours box office under Pioneer Courthouse Square. You’ll find a large selection of more than 80 unique and clever expressions of Portland for your […]

The Benson Bubbler: A Refreshing Piece of Portland History

Monday, May 9th, 2016

No doubt you’ve noticed the elegant bronze water fountains in many locations downtown, and perhaps you even know that they are called Benson Bubblers. So what’s the deal behind these iconic pieces of Portland history that still flow reliably today? Let us tell you the true tale! There once was a guy named Simon Benson […]

Nature in the City: Parks and Green Spaces in Downtown Portland

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Portland is a green city. We mean that literally. Green spaces are so accessible and plentiful, even downtown, that nature feels very immediate. Parks are an integral part of our day-to-day life here … in fact there are over 275 of them – accounting for over 37,000 acres! It’s easy to find one and sometimes […]

Portland Walking Tours FAQs – Answers to All of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions!

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Thinking about booking one of our fabulous tours? Already booked a tour and still have questions? We’ve got the 411 on our most popularly asked questions. What if it rains? Lucky you, you’re going to get the full Portland experience if you do a walking tour in the rain! It’s hard to avoid our liquid […]

Make a Name for Yourself! Discover the Pioneer Courthouse Square Bricks in Portland’s Living Room

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

What makes a living room inviting? How about opening it up to the public?! Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland’s Living Room, is one of our many gathering places where we find all kinds of fun and interesting uses for such an open, inviting space. We build sandcastles, celebrate diverse cultures, attend concerts, watch […]

We’ll See You in the Theater

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Portlanders have many stereotypical quirks. Supposedly, we’ll put a bird on anything that stands still long enough to get DIY’d. We all commute to work by bike (when our unicycles are in the shop). We will walk half a mile to find a recycling bin for the bottle of artisan cold-brew coffee we just chugged, […]

“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!

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