Western Association for Art Conservation
Sep 15-18, 2010
Experience Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This award-winning walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. By the end of our walk, you'll want to move here too. You'll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, (free) downtown trains & streetcars, fountains and friendly people. Even locals are amazed and entertained by what they learn. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront.
This tour earned us the Best Tour from Citysearch and Willamette Week's award for "Best Way to Fake Being a Nativei" And don't forget the camera for your shot of the world's smallest park! When the City of Portland and the Portland Oregon Visitors Association want to show off the city, they send people on this tour. Come see why.
This tour explores both the old and new in the thriving Pearl District. Locals and out-of-towners may not remember that there was a time when Portland's Pearl District was strictly an unattractive industrial area of warehouses, loading docks, brick, and steel. Today, The Pearl is the center of Portland's flourishing art scene and it has become home to an eclectic blend of condominiums, galleries, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
Our walking tour will explore the old and the new together as we see old government buildings, exquisitely renovated structures, and award-winning new constructions.
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