Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 14, 2005
Portland Walking Tours announces a new walking tour featuring the cityÂs culinary delights. Starting April 16th at 10:30 am and operating every Saturday until December, this ÂEpicurean ExcursionÂ walking tour is a fun and educational adventure, where walkers will sample food and drink and meet artisans in their shops, all in the beautiful and thriving Pearl District. Everything is included in the price of $59 per person.
Walkers will taste the best of Oregon--local produce, teas, jams and jellies, beer, pizza, coffee, sorbettos and gelatos, fresh chocolate truffles, and artisan breads and sweets fresh from bakery ovens. We recommend that walkers don't eat before the tour.
This ÂEpicurean ExcursionÂ walking tour features themes including:
Â Local and Sustainable Goods,
Â Demonstrations and behind-the-scenes chats with the Artisans, and
Â PortlandÂs Liquid Assets (microbrews, teas, olive oils, wines, coffee, and, of course, rain - our liquid sunshine).
While destinations will change depending on timing, seasons, and availability, a sample April itinerary includes the Pearl Bakery (handmade breads and pastries), In Good Taste Cooking School (jams and jellies), Tea Zone (loose leaf teas), Hot Lips Pizza (handcrafted pizza and homemade berry sodas), Bridgeport Brewery (microbrews), Via Delizia (deserts and coffees), and more. Walkers will also learn about the ever-changing face of the Pearl District and the neighborhoodÂs interesting history, including the real story of Pearl Marie Amhara, for whom the area is named.
The ÂEpicurean ExcursionÂ walking tour is every Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m., and runs approximately 3 hours. The tour starts at the Visitor Center at Pioneer Courthouse Square (under the Starbucks at SW Broadway & Morrison). The price for Adults, Seniors and Youth is $59.00 per person, with group discounts beginning at 9 people. The price includes all food, drink, and Portland Streetcar access. Tour maximum is 15 walkers, so while advanced ticketing is not required, it is strongly recommended. We expect this walking tour to regularly sell out, so book in advance.
About Portland Walking Tours
Portland Walking Tours offers guided tours exploring the food, history, art, architecture, fountains, parks, and unique places in the City of Roses and surrounding areas. The company also provides private tours, school field trips, step-on guide services, airport greeter services, and speaker services to the meeting industry. The 24 hour information and ticketing line is (503) 774-4522. Additional information and online ticketing are available at http://www.portlandwalkingtours.com. Portland Walking Tours is a member of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association, the International Culinary Tourism Association, LifeBalance, and is an AAA "Show Your Card and Save" partner.
For more information, contact:
David Schargel, Portland Walking Tours
voice: (503) 774-4522
email: [email protected]
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