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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 […]

The Best of Portland is Getting Better!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Our flagship tour, the Best of Portland Walking Tour, is on the move! Starting this Saturday, February 1, 2014, our Best of Portland Walking Tour will start at the forthcoming Big Red Arrow “Portland in a Box™” location at SW Sixth Ave and Yamhill St. Map it here » This allows us to get you […]

Honoring Dr. King and his legacy

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King – his life, his legacy, his accomplishments, his vision. There are many ways to honor Dr. King. Many of us take the day off from work, hopefully spending at least part of that time reflecting on the sacrifices and leadership he put forth to make the world and […]

Portland named among top ten cities in the world

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

We love top ten lists. We love them even more when they say nice things about our city. And even best when we’re rated one of the top ten cities in the world – yes, world – to live. Rough Guides (http://www.roughguides.com) has done just that in its latest issue. They include Portland in a […]

Portland’s Top 5 Beer Bars (Best in U.S.)

Monday, January 13th, 2014

We all know Portland is the best city for beer in… well, anywhere. Usually what we have in mind when we say that is that Portland make the best craft beers, or has the greatest selection, or both. Add a third meaning to the phrase. Portland is the best beer bar city, too. Draft Magazine […]

Here’s proof: Portland is best at… everything!

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Everyone’s got a list, it seems. But when it comes to the list of who’s best – it’s almost always Portland. In 2013, Portland was ranked among top cities for: Meeting People: Best 10 Cities for Single Women (Shape) #10 City for Men (Men’s Health) #2 City for Families to Visit (Parents). Creative People: 20 […]

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Portland

Monday, December 30th, 2013

We’re busy making New Year’s resolutions around here, and while we’ve included the usual suspects on the list (that we’d rather not share) we came up with a few that we think would be nice for all of Portland to consider. 1) Eat more chocolate. Yes, more, not less. After all, Chocolate Fest is coming […]

Christmas and Chocolate, together again in Portland

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Quick quiz: after Halloween, at which holiday or festival do Americans consume the most chocolate? A. Easter B. Valentine’s Day C. Christmas D. Mother’s Day (Hint: This is a Christmas-season blog.) Yes, it’s “C,” which coincidentally stands for Chocolate AND Christmas. This, we believe, is not a coincidence. Nor does Tony Thomas of Our City […]

Daily Tours, in Winter? You bet, Portland!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Are we still running daily tours, you ask? Do red-nosed reindeer still fly, we respond? (You had BETTER be answering yes to that, Rudolph.) While it’s true that it’s gotten kind of chilly outside, and that in past years we’ve gone to our weekends-only “winter” schedule a few weeks before the official solstice, this year […]

Portland Christmas Ship Parade Insider Tips, Part 2 (Willamette River)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

As noted yesterday, the 59th Annual Christmas Ship Parade, comprised of two fleets (one per river), totaling 55-60 ships per night, depart most nights around 7 PM starting Saturday, December 7, and put their well-lit hulls on display for your viewing pleasure. Yesterday we listed great viewing locations for the Columbia Fleet. Here are some […]

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