We all know by now that Portland is as cool as it gets, not least because it’s becoming such a huge favorite for indy film and TV producers to shoot hip, leading-edge productions here. We also have some awesome film events like the International Film Festival. But did you know we are host to the [...]
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Say what you will about the economy – Portland is a “boomtown,” according to the financial whizzes on Yahoo.com. Portland ranks ninth in the U.S. in a recent study that used a “boomtown” measure that combines population growth and growth in gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation. We were also the top-rated city on the [...]
Even Seattle loves “Flavor Street.” Seattle writer Sue Frause usually touts the great stuff about her hometown Emerald City, but in this column she talks about her most recent annual trek to Portland. In the column she mentions how much she loves all of our tours (Thank you, Sue!) but also specifically notes about Flavor [...]
Are you nerdy enough to live in Portland? Portland was ranked at No. 2 in a list of the Top 10 Nerdiest Cities in America, according to the real estate blog Movoto. Only Atlanta was considered “nerdier.” Seattle was ranked third. The rankings were based on several factors, including: Number of annual comic book, video [...]
Our guests often ask, “Is it appropriate to tip our tour guide? Don’t they get a salary?” The answer is, yes, it is customary (although never mandatory) to tip a guide who has given you good service, just as it is customary to tip other hard-working professionals in service industries, such as a hotel concierge, [...]
What is there to do today? Sometimes the answer to that is, “It depends… what day is it?” But not anymore. From now on the answer is, “Take a tour of Portland!” Because no matter what day it is, you can take a fun, fascinating, mind-expanding tour of Portland – be it the best that [...]
Thirsty? Need a beer, or a glass of pinot? (Of course. We’re in Portland, right?) You’re in luck. The nineteenth annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest starts Friday, March 29 and runs thru Sunday, at the Oregon Convention Center. This year, over 40 breweries, sporting over 80 beers, take center stage, but they’ll be joined [...]
Another fine honor for our lovely, amenity-rich city: now we’re a hot movie-making site. Citing Portland’s “temperate climate, gorgeous scenery and, perhaps most important, affordability”, E-zine MovieMaker named Stumptown the fifth-best city in the US for shooting a film, just behind – surprise! – Seattle and L.A. Okay, maybe L.A.’s higher rank isn’t a surprise… [...]
There’s a lot of debate around Portland’s legendary “Shanghai Tunnels” – what went on in them, where they are, how extensive they are, etc. The experts may disagree amongst themselves, but you can settle a lot of this debate for yourself. Next time someone tells you that you’re in a tunnel, look up. If you [...]
We’ve added video “virtual tours” to our site for three of our most popular tours! Click on the images to open the video pages and play. Have fun e-touring!