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Five Unknown Facts About The Oregon Trail

Posted on 09 August 2013

The Oregon Trail was a hazard-filled journey for the brave souls who spent weeks trudging through its perils. Here are five interesting facts you might not know.

Powered Balloons

Rufus Porter, the founder of Scientific American, proposed sending hot-air balloons with steam engine powered propellers west. He floated the idea and actually had 200 people signed up for the ride but it never happened.

Wheelbarrow to the Willamette

Pioneers wanting to head west along the Oregon Trail that didn’t Continue Reading

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How The Weather In Portland Will Affect Your Travel

Posted on 31 May 2013

One of the true gems that those traveling to the Pacific Northwest will enjoy is Portland, Oregon. The city of Portland has a population that is approaching 600,000 in the city proper, and over 2 million live in the metro area. Portland is also popular among travelers. However, the weather may affect a stay in the city.

The generally temperate climate in Portland is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean, and rainfall can be quite common. The vast majority of the rain falls during the winter months. Over half of the city’s precipitation falls between November and February. The summers Continue Reading

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Best Sporting Events In Portland’s Rose Garden Arena

Posted on 23 March 2013

If you are planning on visiting the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, in the near future, you are probably interested in finding out more information concerning sporting events at the Rose Garden Arena. The arena is a wonderful venue for indoor sporting events of all kinds, and no matter what time of year, there is always something going on in the Rose Garden Arena.

Naturally, the arena’s main tenant is the world-renowned Portland Trailblazers basketball team. Home games are always played in the Rose Garden Arena. Hockey lovers Continue Reading

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Top Kid Friendly Attractions In Oregon

Posted on 17 June 2012

Oregon offers many different types of activities for all ages and is a beautiful place to visit. The Oregon Zoo is visited by residents and visitors and has an array of animals to see. The zoo is very big and sits on 64 acres of land. You can take a ride through the Safari Park and it is open all year round. It has over 89 animals and features a train ride as well. If you like Continue Reading

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Where To Experience Portland’s Eclectic Music Scene

Posted on 03 September 2011

Portland, Oregon is a beautiful area where people enjoy a variety of activities 365 days if the year. They love a good cup of coffee and will often meet in local shops and restaurants to chat and have their favorite brew. Environmental issues are important to them and green and sustainable living is always foremost on their minds. One of things they are also known for is their love of culture and music. Some on the best bands and music groups add this diverse area to their tours. A good electric music group Continue Reading

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Best Forms Of Transportation Around Oregon

Posted on 28 August 2011

The best forms of transportation around the Portland, Oregon area include options such as a commuter light rail, street car, regular buses and walking. Portland ranks high on several lists as home to one of the most sophisticated forms of transportation in the country; competing with other, top metropolitan cities.

Portland’s light rail (Metropolitan Area Express) offers residences and visitors alike the option of traveling free in locations from Interstate 405 to parts of the Willamette Continue Reading

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How Families Can Enjoy The Portland Saturday Market

Posted on 25 August 2011

Families living in or visiting the Portland area can experience a fun afternoon at the Portland Saturday Market. Enjoy the diversity of this open-air market any Saturday or Sunday afternoon March through Christmas Eve.

This may just be the place for the kids to discover budding artists in themselves as they walk through the artisan booths, look in wonderment at the wares and talk to the artisans. An amazing array of goods can be found here that include items such as stained glass, Continue Reading

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Portland’s Best Farmer’s Markets

Posted on 21 August 2011

When you live in Portland you demand fresh food, and it-s easy to do with so many great farmer-s markets in the area! We suggest you get out your www.wildbluedeals.com internet and map a route to one of the city-s best local markets ” here are a few of our favorites…
Pioneer Courthouse Square ” If you happen to find yourself on Broadway at midday on Mondays, head over to the square market for the best in fresh produce, Continue Reading

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The Best Portland Oregon Gourmet Coffee Houses

Posted on 17 June 2011

Coffee houses are plentiful in the city of Portland as gourmet coffee is in high demand. For this reason, it’s not unusual to find a coffee shop at almost every corner. Some of the best coffee in the entire world can be found in the Northwest and Portland coffee drinkers have hundreds of choices for java.

Stumptown Coffee is a step above the rest offering up some of the best coffee in town. Locally roasted beans add to the full, robust flavor of their Continue Reading

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Different Ways Families Spend Christmas In Portland Oregon

Posted on 03 June 2011

There are many ways for families to enjoy the Christmas season in Portland, Oregon that are sure to capture the heart of the young and young at heart. Many towns all over the country have Christmas parades but Portland has a very unique Christmas Ship Parade. This event takes place on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Some 50 to 60 boats specially decorated with lights ply the waters each year.

Another special place is the Portland Zoo which turns into a spectacular wonderland featuring lighted train rides and zoo animals dressed in costumes befitting the season. A special highlight is Continue Reading

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