Captain America, Spiderman and Superman were walking down the street. A MAX train comes by… It must be World Wizard Comic Con 2013 in Portland. Geeks, nerds, Trekkies and superheroes alike will celebrate the invasion of alternate realities, live-action gaming, celebrity invasions (such as legendary comic creator Stan Lee and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton) and [...]
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In the mid-1970′s, Portland lacked many of the amenities that made for a great city – great art, great theater, great performance art, great transit, great food. Now it has all of the above. This Friday, the 2013 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works opens with over 80 shows in dozens of venues all around [...]
Every year as the Portland Rose Festival opens their CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, they pull out the most fun the first Friday with music and fireworks. That Friday is today…the 25th. And, it’s all free! Here’s some of our tips for making it the best evening possible. Take public transit. You can take [...]
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!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is the first day of the Saturday Farmers Market. Come down to the South Park Blocks to do your St. Patty’s Day shopping… we’re not sure how much corned beef they will have on hand… but we guarantee they’ll have all the potatoes and cabbage you’ll need to celebrate in [...]
“Wicked,” the musical by Steven Schwartz based on the Gregory Maguire novel of the same name, has obtained significant publicity for its upcoming blast through Portland next month. And it’s a great show, definitely worth seeing. It’s strong evidence that Portland is on the map theater-wise and on the radar for national companies seeking enthusiastic [...]
Portland’s history is just as rich and diverse, if not moreso, as its current population (although perhaps not quite as “diverse” as portrayed on the hit IFC series, “Portlandia”). Because we are such a forward-thinking city, however, many people remain unaware of the contributions of our African-American historic figures. This Black History Month, why not [...]
It’s the year of the dragon according to the traditional Chinese calendar. In celebration the Lan Su Garden is hosting a variety of special activities and demonstrations all weekend. You can find a full schedule of events on their website. There will even be Lion Dances on both Saturday (1/28) and Sunday (1/29) at noon. [...]
OK… the TNT show Leverage is now entering its 5th season. Since season 2 the series has been filmed in Portland, but the show’s setting has been Boston. Imagine lots of Portland locations interspersed with stock footage of the Boston skyline. While that has made for great audience participation games of who-can-guest-the-on-screen-location-first… we are all [...]
Tonight is start of the 57th annual Christmas Ship Parade. A flotilla of colorful light-festooned ships will begin its holiday parade season on the Willamette. Tonight’s parade will have the fleet sailing from OMSI to the Fremont Bridge and back. The parade should last about 2 hours and should offer plenty of opportunities for some [...]