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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, […]

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 […]

Warm Up This Winter With Third Wave Coffee Tours!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Sipping on coffee from award winning micro-roasters made by nationally acclaimed baristas is one the most quintessential Portland experiences you can have. Whether you already have your favorite coffee spot, or you don’t even know where to begin, taking a walking tour from Third Wave Coffee Tours is the best way to find new favorites, […]

Spectacular Pittock Mansion Is All Decked Out for the Holidays!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Where can you get panoramic views of Portland, ooh and ahh over French Renaissance style architecture, enjoy the grandeur of Victorian interiors, and feel like you’ve stepped back in time? Why, Pittock Mansion of course!  A true treasure of Portland, this magnificent 101-year-old 22-room gem set on 46 acres in the West Hills at 1,000 […]

5 Creative Holiday Activities in Portland

Friday, December 11th, 2015

You can feel it in the air…Christmas is coming and we are counting down! Here are some super fun outside-the-box activities to do around town with loved ones. 1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Photo Shoot Hit up a thrift store asap and get an ugly Christmas sweater before they’re all gone. If they don’t have the […]

Here We Come A-Caroling! Free Caroling Events Abound in Downtown Portland

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Thanksgiving is behind us, and you know what that means . . . we are officially and unapologetically letting ourselves get swept up in Portland’s holiday spirit. Between the majestic Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the lights decorating the shops downtown, the sweater bombing of beloved statues, and the general good cheer that is […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Provides Delightfully Spirited Musical Fun

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Ain’t misbehavin’… well, maybe just a little in this performance of the Tony award winning musical anthology at Portland Center Stage by the same name as the famous Fats Waller song. The show spent almost four years on Broadway and features 30 songs either written or recorded by the legendary jazz musician who was a […]

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