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A Dessert Lover’s Paradise in Portland: Cupcakes, Donuts, Pies, Dessert Cocktails & More!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Have you ever noticed you’re especially drawn to sweets or that your favorite meal of the day is what comes after dinner? Well it sounds like you might have a sweet tooth, and we’ve got just what you need! Check out this list of some of the best dessert spots in downtown Portland including decadent […]

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 […]

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, […]

Portland Walking Tours FAQs – Answers to All of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions!

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Thinking about booking one of our fabulous tours? Already booked a tour and still have questions? We’ve got the 411 on our most popularly asked questions. What if it rains? Lucky you, you’re going to get the full Portland experience if you do a walking tour in the rain! It’s hard to avoid our liquid […]

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 […]

New Years Eve 2016: Portland Events for Everyone!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The holiday season is moving along swiftly, and one of the craziest most celebrated holidays is almost here…New Year’s Eve! If you don’t yet have plans, don’t worry, there are events in Portland for everyone, including something fun for the kiddos. Here are just a few of our favorites. 1. Night in with loved ones Have a […]

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 […]

Meet One of Portland’s Premier Chocolate Purveyors: An Interview with the Owner of Cacao

Friday, December 4th, 2015

We love chocolate, and we love Cacao, one of the premier establishments in Portland to consume this favorite food in its many delicious variations and forms. Co-owners Jesse Manis and Aubrey Lindley are behind the magic of Cacao, which has two downtown locations, both open seven days a week. Noteworthy is their drinking chocolate, which […]

Want a fun wine tour? We’ll throw in the beer, cider, and cocktails for free!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Guess what? Thrillist named Oregon “Booziest State” in the nation. Beer Connoisseur gave Portland the title Best Beer City in the World. And there is an official craft distillation revolution going on in Portland where handcrafted, locally-distilled spirits are available for the first time since Prohibition. To top it off (no pun intended), hard cider […]

Portland Makes History: Tilikum Crossing and the MAX Orange Line Opening

Friday, September 11th, 2015

We still can’t believe it’s finally here! After a few years of planning and construction, not to mention the huge hype of what was to come, the MAX orange line opening is just around the corner and we seriously couldn’t be happier. Not only does this light rail route connect Portland to Milwaukie, it’s also […]

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