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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. […]

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 […]

5 Great Meals Around $5 Each for the Frugal Portland Foodie

Friday, April 8th, 2016

In most cities, including our own Portland, we know it can sometimes be difficult to find inexpensive dining options that also embody the flavors and essence of a great meal. Most would agree that high quality and sustainable foods are the most desirable choice, yet some of us just do not have the funds. Good […]

March is Portland Dining Month!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

In case you hadn’t heard, we eat well in Portland. Really well. Our local food scene is so celebrated that food aficionados worldwide have showered our talented and passionate chefs with an abundance of attention, awards, and accolades. Our heads have swelled up with pride at how delicious and recognized our culinary scene has become. […]

Sip into Spring with a Local Tasting Event: Cider Rite of Spring

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Even though Fall has passed us and Spring is popping up all around us, there is still one thing that has stuck around in our minds that we can’t let go of…drinking some hard cider of course! Not only is drinking cider commonplace in the blustery season, it’s readily available and enjoyed year-round in Portland. And […]

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