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For Our Furry Friends: Portland’s Most Scenic Dog Parks

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

We know it’s quickly approaching winter, but your furry friend still needs (and wants!) to play outside. According to the Trust for Public Land, “Portland has 5.4 dog parks per 100,000 residents, ranking it number one nationally on a per capita basis.” If you step foot into Portland, not only will you see a lot […]

Special Events in Portland for a Happy Halloween Weekend!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Even though Halloween is happening on Monday this year, Portland still has so many events to offer that your head will spin! Whether you are looking to do something with friends, or take the kiddos somewhere fun and exciting, check out our list below with some of the best options in the city. ‘Howloween’ with the […]

Personalized Pancakes, PB & J Fries, and a 6-Month Wait, Oh My!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

We don’t like to brag, and yet sometimes we want to yell it from the rooftops! Here in Portland we sure do love food, and have been nominated numerous times as one of the top ten foodie cities in the country. We literally have every option you can think of from fancy five star restaurants […]

In the Spotlight: Meet Portland Walking Tour Guide Joe Streckert, or as We Call Him, Mr. Versatile

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

We’re going to be honest: we’re pretty wowed by our tour guide, Joe Streckert. Not only is he a native Portlander (yes they do exist!), which is a rarity these days in a city full of transplants, he actively leads five out of our seven different types of tours. How he keeps them all straight […]

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 […]

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