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Off the Beaten Path: Hidden Tourist Attractions in Portland

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

You think you really know Portland, right? Maybe not as well as you thought. There is so much more to discover other than the usual touristy spots. What speaks most true to the city are the hidden gems placed in between our neighborhoods. Maybe while exploring the outer city limits you might even discover a […]

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 […]

Local Hot Spots to Experience Portland’s Legendary Music Scene

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Since we “stole” the “Keep Portland Weird” motto from Austin, we’ll let them call themselves the Live Music Capital of the World. But we not-so-secretly think we might be able to take them on in that category as well. Portland’s live music scene is extremely robust, and there are a plethora of venues that offer a […]

Love Is in the Air in Portland: Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Still looking for something to do with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered with five of our top picks for a fun, romantic, and creative Valentine’s Day. 1. Date Night Double Feature Enjoy not one but two shows centered all around love at Funhouse Lounge. A comfy circus themed bar which has […]

The Year of the Monkey: Lan Su Chinese Garden Re-opens Just in Time for New Year’s Festivities!

Monday, February 8th, 2016

How does the song go? “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.” Well, in Portland we did the opposite — in the year 2000 a beautiful walled Chinese classical garden opened to the public on a site that was once a parking lot. Right in the middle of the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, […]

The Origin and Truth Behind the ‘Keep Portland Weird’ Motto

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The other day we had a guest come in and see our bumper stickers and ask, “So, what’s up with the whole ‘Keep Portland Weird’ thing?” Being from the area, we’ve grown so accustomed to the “weird” things in Portland: the person with a cat on their shoulder, Darth Vader riding a unicycle with a fire […]

In the Spotlight: Meet Portland Walking Tour Guide Damon Kupper Live on the Streets of Portland and on Stage in Great Expectations

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Damon Kupper is a triple threat: great guy, talented tour guide, and accomplished actor. We are proud to have him as our longest running tour guide at Portland Walking Tours, and thought it would be fun to learn a little bit more about him and pick his brain about his latest show, Great Expectations at […]

Three Special Fertile Ground Theater Events in Portland

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Our sister company, Big Red Arrow ticketing, is proud to offer tickets to three very special theater events in Portland that are being featured as part of the Fertile Ground Festival. The festival is an 11-day, city-wide arts festival of new works featuring world premiere projects, staged readings, developing works, and a myriad of other […]

Breaking News: City of Roses Becomes the City of Chocolate!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Even if it is just for one weekend, thousands of people will gather in one place in Portland, Oregon to nibble, sip, taste, and feast on chocolate. The festival is appropriately named ChocolateFest, and we are proud to say that USA Today voted our festival as one of the top ten specialty food festivals in […]

Fun Activities in Portland That Will Bring You Way Back

Monday, January 18th, 2016

For you adults out there who are just a bunch of kids at heart, check out these fun activities happening all across Portland. Trust us, you’ll feel younger just reading this! 1. Grownup drinks and science hijinks Think OMSI, a truly amazing science museum in the Portland Metro area, but at night with beer and […]

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