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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 […]

See Jesus Rock Out in Portland! Post 5 Theatre Hosts Michael Streeter’s Jesus Christ Superstar

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

What’s the buzz in Portland these days? For a limited time only Post 5 Theatre is hosting Michael Streeter’s Production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Something you may not know is JCS was actually a studio album first, but became so popular that it was turned into a full stage rock operetta. Not only has Portland […]

In the Spotlight: Meet Portland Walking Tour Guide Jen Endicott, Our Resident Spice Girl and All-Around Superwoman

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Jen Endicott is funny . . . really funny. We are genuinely thrilled to have her as one of our tour guides. Read on to find out why we think she’s a superwoman, why she thinks you should take a walking tour, and to find out some seriously bizarre stories from some of her tours. […]

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 […]

Piano. Push. Play. Music and Art Gracing the Streets, Parks, and Establishments of Portland

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Imagine you woke up one day and were told that many beautifully decorated pianos had arrived in the coolest locations around Portland for anyone to play. You’d think you were dreaming, right? Well, thanks to the organization Piano.Push.Play., you’re not! They rescue pianos from local piano companies, send them to local designers to put their […]

Native Fashion Now: A New Exhibit at the Portland Art Museum

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Native Fashion Now, a new magnificent and groundbreaking exhibit of contemporary Native American fashion at the Portland Art Museum, is sure to please, inspire, and amaze. Featuring almost 100 works from 71 designers representing a wide range of Native communities in both the US and Canada, the exhibit spans the 1950s to the present. You’ll […]

Experience Beervana in Portland at PDX Beer Week

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

By now you should know well that Portland is the greatest beer city in the world and that our cups runneth over with a splendid abundance of great beers, brew masters, and culture. So why not have another beer festival?! PDX Beer week is an 11-day event celebrating everything surrounding this oh so beloved libation. […]

Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races Are Here Again!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Did you know that Dragon Boat Races have been a part of the Portland Rose Festival since 1989? It’s a no-brainer that this annual cultural event is so popular — the races combine beauty, tradition, athleticism, and exciting competition for all to watch down on the waterfront over a two-day period. And it’s free! Over […]

See Why PDX is the #1 Beer City in the Country at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Being the #1 beer city in the country, it feels like we have a beer festival every weekend. And you know what? We don’t mind it one bit. One festival we are proud to have is the first and largest of its kind in the world, and now is in a bigger and better venue. […]

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