We’re going to be honest: we’re pretty wowed by our tour guide, Joe Streckert. Not only is he a native Portlander (yes they do exist!), which is a rarity these days in a city full of transplants, he actively leads five out of our seven different types of tours. How he keeps them all straight […]
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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 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 […]
If you got up early this morning and turned your TV to “Good Day Oregon”, you’d have seen some exciting news – and gotten a great sneak peek into our newly unearthed subterranean territory on our Underground Portland and Beyond Bizarre tours. KPTV “On the Go” reporter Joe Vithayathil took a below-the-streets look at the […]
Portland Walking Tours was recently featured on MERGE!, a TV magazine-format show hosted by the irrepressible Kelsey Beer (perfect name for someone doing features on Portland, isn’t it?) airing on KPDX-TV. In case you missed it, here’s the link. Enjoy!
Portland’s history is just as rich and diverse, if not moreso, as its current population (although perhaps not quite as “diverse” as portrayed on the hit IFC series, “Portlandia”). Because we are such a forward-thinking city, however, many people remain unaware of the contributions of our African-American historic figures. This Black History Month, why not […]
This weekend is a great time to step back into a modern (?) Victorian age that never happened and join a celebration of all-things steampunk and neo-victoriana. The Portland GEAR Con starts on Friday and features fashion, music, dancing, and more. Plus, there’s an appearance from the Wanderlust Circus. Get your para-industrial gear on and […]
It’s with a sad and heavy heart that we tell our loyal readers that a Portland institution is closing. The Velveteria – a museum dedicated to velvet paintings – is closing on January 24, 2010. After four years, our friends Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin are calling it quits. They says it’s because of the […]
Starting today, June 3rd and through Sunday June 7th is one of our favorite times during the monthlong Rose Festival. That’s because it’s Fleet Week! This year, we’ll have ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and three ships from the Canadian Maritime Forces. While our men & women in uniform will be busy […]
The march to American settlement and eventual statehood started in 1811 – almost 200 years ago – when John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Trade Company established Fort Astoria, the first permanent American settlement in Oregon Country. A mere 35 years later, the United States and Great Britain signed the Oregon Treaty, which designated the 49th […]