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Stuck in the Portland Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in the Portland Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 24, 2010 | free, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There are reasons why Condé Nast Traveler voted Portland International Airport best Airport in the US three years in a row: delicious restaurants, excellent shopping, and lots of free WiFi access. Oh, and did I mention no sales tax? Here’s a map. If you find yourself on a long layover (by choice...

Pumpkin Patch in Portland

Pumpkin Patch in Portland October 26, 2010 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island has fun, family friendly activities to celebrate harvest time and Halloween. Sauvie Island is technically part of Portland, and a short drive up highway 30 from downtown. The Pumpkin Patch has free hayrides, a barn full of animals to visit, a café that serves up delicious...

Steamer Portland and Oregon Maritime Museum: $5

Steamer Portland and Oregon Maritime Museum: $5 October 8, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? Portland is not the most expensive city, but $5.00 doesn’t go as far as it used to. It will buy you some tasty fare at one of the city’s many food carts, a decaf soy mocha at Stumptown Coffee (including tip), a bean and cheese burrito at Laughing Planet or a day pass on the city’s...

Helping Honey Bees in Portland

Helping Honey Bees in Portland September 27, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Did you know that honeybees are responsible for pollinating 40% of the food we eat? These amazing domesticated creatures do so much for us yet they are maligned, misunderstood and inadvertently starved by many methods of modern cultivation. Colony collapse disorder is rampant. The bees are disappearing....

Smooth Garage Sailing in Portland

Smooth Garage Sailing in Portland September 17, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When I was three years old, my family and went yard sailing with Arthur, my Dad’s best friend. Arthur was an Anthropology professor and art collector. It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in San Francisco, and I had my eye on a sock monkey. It was a fine specimen – bright red mouth, large...

Top Ten Guilty Culinary Pleasures of Portland

Top Ten Guilty Culinary Pleasures of Portland March 24, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So… you think you know what guilty food tastes like?  Just you wait.  Portlanders are as serious about their food as they come, and there are some truly scrumptious indulgences waiting for you here in Portland! First, take a quick trip to Voodoo Donuts.  On your first visit, try a “Dirt”...