Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

May 29, 2015

Travel Apps for Stress-Free Vacations

Paper maps? Guidebook? Hailing a cab? No way! The latest smart phones have the travel apps you never knew you needed. We’ve done the research and rounded up the best travel apps letting you be stress-free on your vacation!
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  1. November 16, 2012

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    Merry Markets

    Christkindlmarkt. Weihnachtsmarkt. Adventmarkt. No matter what name they go by, Germany and Austria’s holiday markets are a spectacular experience. Read more »

  2. November 16, 2011

    Glühwein: A Holiday Favorite

    It’s that time of year in Portland. The temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and the first glimmer of holiday lights are shining throughout Downtown Portland. Even though we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, there is no reason why you can’t bring the holiday cheer into your home early. In Europe, Christmas markets are in full swing as people begin Christmas shopping and enjoying delicious warm treats like steaming, stuffed baked potatoes, warm apricot Krapfens (doughnuts), and the star of the show, Glühwein. Read more »

  3. August 10, 2011

    5 Reasons to Travel in the Off-Season

    It’s summertime! School is out, the sun is shining, and most of us are more than ready for a vacation. We save up all of our vacation time, rally up the kids, and plan a summer getaway for the family.We’ll be honest, it’s nice to be able to pack light and explore a new place in shorts and a t-shirt. But sometimes, the massive crowds of fellow tourists and expensive high-season plane tickets take some of the fun out of it. Read more »

  4. March 18, 2011

    AMS, NRT and PDX Rank among the World’s Best Shopping Airports

    If you Fly Nonstop, you’re in luck. Three of our favorite airports were recently named on the Today Show’s Luxury Travel list of the 10 best shopping airports in the world. We’ve come up with a few more reasons why you won’t mind spending time in their terminals. Read more »

  5. November 30, 2010

    PDX Wins Zagat’s Heart

    Portland is well known for its obsession with coffee, love of bikes, and a growing experimental culinary scene. In addition to food and exercise, Portland has won accolades for its international airport, and yesterday it added one more feather to its hat. Read more »

  6. September 28, 2010

    Photo Diary: Marinas

    Portland, Amsterdam and Tokyo’s marinas bring functionality and beauty to their cities. Nestled in between the Hawthorne and Marquam Bridges, Portland’s Riverplace Marina houses the city’s famous dragon boats as well as privately owned sail boats and yachts. Amsterdam’s NEMO Science Center shares its harbor with ships modeled after 19th century designs and events such as Sail Amsterdam. Yokohama, a short day trip from Tokyo, is one of Japan’s newest cities (at 100 years old), but has gained recognition for its museums, World Porters Shopping Mall, and shipping dock: Yokohama Harbor.

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  7. May 10, 2010

    Photo Diary: Bookstores

    The love of literature runs deep in Portland, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and the surrounding book culture at each of these destinations is hard to miss.

    Fostering a culture of coffee drinking, poetry writing, and literary appreciation is the world’s largest independent book store, Powell’s Book Store. This Portland icon is conveniently located for locals and visitors alike to peruse miles of books themes from rock legend biographies to graphic novels, vegan cooking, international travel and rare books. Take a virtual tour of Powell’s: Read more »

  8. December 18, 2009

    Photo Diary: Shopping Districts

    Whether you’re at the peak of the holiday season or perusing for the perfect souvenir, make sure to scope out these famous shopping districts in Tokyo (Ginza), Amsterdam (Magna Plaza), and Portland (Nob Hill). Read more »

  9. November 2, 2009

    Showing Off Oregon’s Beach Side

    Cannon Beach, Oregon is truly a destination to be seen by travelers from all over the world and thanks to nonstop flights from Europe and Asia to Portland, the word is out. In the last year our community has been fortunate enough to host travel media from Germany, France, Japan and the United Kingdom. We are seeing more and more European travelers in our hotels and restaurants. Having the opportunity to visit with these folks, show them around and collect feedback about their experiences has been of great value to our businesses and local community. Read more »