Stray Boots Tours Launches New Way to Explore Portland with Unique Interactive Walking Tours Conducted with Your Cell Phone As Your Guide

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New self-guided tours of Old Town/Chinatown and the Pearl District; free ticket giveaway offer to first 50 customers

A new way to explore Portland is coming to town today with the launch of Stray Boots’ new Portland: The Game series of tours. A refreshing alternative to traditional tours that rush you through the highlights with boring commentary, Portland: The Game uses mobile technology to immerse players in informative and enjoyable self-guided, interactive tours. The tours combine the fun of a scavenger hunt with the sights, history and insider knowledge of a top-notch tour.

Portland: The Game is easy to play and works by text message, so customers can play using virtually any US mobile phone. Players are guided with text messages that include riddles, puzzles, photo opps and trivia questions as they tour the points of interest along the route. Each response earns the urban explorer points, making it possible to compete between groups of friends, family members, or pre-assigned teams. And since Portland: The Game is a completely self-guided experience, players can start when they want and set their own pace as they go. Each tour takes about two to three hours to complete. For a video demonstration visit http://youtu.be/SK_2YZPwxCk.

Portland: The Game offers two meticulously researched tours designed to delight Portland locals and tourists alike with intriguing facts and amusing activities. For Portlanders looking for something different to do, it makes a great date, family outing, or just a day out on the town with friends. Portland: The Game tours cover the major Portland sights and attractions, but also include cool "insider" and off-the-beaten-path gems:

  •     The Old Town/Chinatown tour takes players on a trek through the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood for a taste of the Old West with a little bit of Eastern spice. The tour includes historic buildings and back alleys, Wild West shops, a passage through the Chinatown gate and a visit to the legendary Voodoo Doughnuts.
  •     The Pearl District tour combines the hip with the historic. The tour includes Powell's City of Books, trendy music shops, bizarre antique stores, award-winning breweries and other curiosities. Don’t forget to stop for a tasty snack along the way.
  •     Coming later this fall are additional tours including a unique adventure through the Portland Art Museum and a fun and fascinating jouney through the streets of Downtown Portland.

Portland: The Game is being offered at a special introductory price of US$12 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.strayboots.com/portland/

Stray Boots is also offering a special free ticket promotion to the first 50 people who sign up to take the tour within the first month. Free tickets can be acquired for a limited time by visiting http://portlandthegamegiveaway.eventbrite.com/

About Stray Boots
Stray Boots was created to deliver the cure for the boring tour. Stray Boots’ interactive, cell phone-based tours challenge users as they see the city, learn interesting facts and have some fun along the way. Tourists and locals are giving our tours rave reviews in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. Many more cities are coming soon. Stray Boots is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor™ Certificate of Excellence. We also offer private tours for corporate team-building and special events like birthday and bachelorette parties. For more information, visit http://www.strayboots.com/.

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