Grandma always said, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Which is why we’re so amused by the sudden emergence of cheap knock-offs who hope to convince you that their cheaper or “free” tour is a better deal. Free tours have been around since… well, tours. So have bad tours. And tours that make up [...]
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I love walking people through Director Park for its clean and fresh appeal as Portland’s newest park addition, but there is an even bigger reason to get there this weekend: Original Practice Shakespeare. This is not your average Shakespeare. This is Shakespeare on laughing gas. This fun and eclectic group manages to keep anyone interested [...]
Wikipedia describes Portland climatologically as being “in the Marine west coast climate region, marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but temperate winters.” Compared to the northeastern US, where I grew up, this is weather heaven – particularly for someone who loves walking. “Warm, dry summers” doesn’t come close to summing up the beautiful blue [...]
A Boulder couple shows Portland some love on a Best of Portland walking tour.
According to Bicycling Magazine, Portland is the second best bike city in our nation. Leading the pack, behind Minneapolis, Portland has, “Innovative programs, from designated bike-only areas at traffic signals to free bike lights, make riding in Portland practical even for new cyclists. According to the magazine, Portland ranked highest among people who regularly commute [...]
According to Budget Travel, Portland is one of the top 10 destinations on a budget for 2010. Portland remains surprisingly affordable to visit, has a hot food scene which is starting to rival Seattle’s and San Francisco’s, low-cost carriers JetBlue and Southwest serve the area, and hosts more than 900 downtown hotel rooms. Other destinations [...]
Labor Day weekend tolls the bell for summer’s end and, while it’s technically still summer, we wouldn’t be surprised if one or two locals are making early plans of hitting the slopes in, errr, 3 more months.