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Portland October Events: Halloween, Harvest Festivals, Concerts, Tours, & More

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October is nearly here and there are many great events all around Portland including Halloween, harvest festivals, Presidential debate watch parties, Oregon football, Trail Blazers games, concerts, and much more. Below is a large list of events from PDX Pipeline. Check out their Portland October calendar for any updates!

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Portland October 2016 Events:

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Portland’s Sinful Past Walking Tours: Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery

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East Portland Waterfront 1898
[East Portland Waterfront 1898]

As a nexus for labor and shipping in the Pacific Northwest, Portland often had the repute of a rugged, rough and tumble town, more than willing to allow the miners, loggers, and fishermen an opportunity to part with their hard earned cash in whatever debaucherous manner they chose.

In addition to the shanghaiers and con men, always on the prowl, saloons, gambling halls and bordellos also thrived in “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or Old Town, as we know it today. Some of these storied establishments have come and gone, but others have survived, and many say that Portland, or “Strip City,” still has that vulgar and rugged reputation to this day.

Join Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin as we visit locations of famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms and gambling dens, some of which are still in operation today! The tour will meet at Thirsty Lion Pub. Feel free to stop by early for a pint and grub! The tour will “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you can join Doug inside for an adult beverage!

Upcoming Portland Walking Tours:

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Portland is the Best Quality Travel and Tourism Destination in the U.S.

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According to the newly released U.S Tourism Quality Performance Report produced by Resonance Consultancy, an international firm specializing in travel and tourism development, Portland is the best quality tourism destination in the country. The ranking is based on Resonance’s analysis of hundreds of thousands of ratings and reviews in social media channels to determine which U.S destinations offer the most very good and excellent experiences per 100,000 visitors.

The report analyzed the performance of 121 U.S. destinations in 17 different areas including Read the rest of this entry »