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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...

Where to go when you have to go in Portland

Where to go when you have to go in Portland November 10, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Every traveler knows it is difficult to properly enjoy wandering around town with a full bladder. If you get caught up sightseeing and need a bathroom don’t worry. You have options. Even though Portland doesn’t have many public bathrooms, there are a number of places where you can use the bathroom...

Look Like a Local in Portland, OR

Look Like a Local in Portland, OR October 23, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Portlanders like their fashion with a dash of comfort and a pinch of originality. Portland has a mild climate, a little on the damp side, with warm summers and cold winters. We are currently enjoying gorgeous crisp fall days with lots of sunshine and a chill in the air that encourages layering, sweaters,...

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...

Guide to Portland Public Transportation

Guide to Portland Public Transportation September 3, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Three years ago my car stopped working. I donated it to the Humane Society and never looked back! Portland has an excellent public transportation system including buses, light-rail (MAX), commuter rail (WES), streetcars and an aerial tram. TriMet oversees these resources, and they have a helpful website....
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