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2018 New Year’s Day Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery
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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. (more…)

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Portland 2017 Christmas / Holiday Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery
21+
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

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. (more…)

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2018 New Year’s Day Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin!

January 1 in Downtown Portland – 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 “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you […]

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2017 Christmas / Holiday Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

December 25 in Downtown Portland – 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 “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you […]

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Portland 2017 Thanksgiving Weekend Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery
21+
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

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. (more…)

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70+ Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Events & Giveaways ($700+): Tree Lighting, Black Friday, Cinnamon Bear, Wine Tasting, Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas & More! | November 22-26, 2017

Hello, Portland, Thanksgiving Weekend is here! Portland’s Holiday Tree lights up Friday. Pittock Mansion is all prettied up for the holidays and now you can see wine country without the drive! Grab some holiday gifts at Small Business Saturday, sail to Maybeland w/ Cinnamon Bear or smash some cupcakes at La Fete du Macaron.

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2017 Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Events: Black Friday, Holiday Tree Lighting & More! + Ticket Giveaways!

In 2017, Thanksgiving takes place on November 23th and there will be celebrations all weekend including he Holiday / Christmas Tree lighting, Black Friday sales (Buy Local!), and more!

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Walk into Portland’s Sinful Past on Thanksgiving Weekend on the Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery Tour | w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

November 25 in Downtown Portland – 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 […]

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Portland 2017 Halloween Weekend Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery
21+
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

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. (more…)

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Halloween Weekend Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

October 28 in Downtown Portland – 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 “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you […]

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70+ Portland Labor Day Weekend Events & Giveaways ($400+): Bite of Oregon, Drag Queen Brunch, New England Clambake & More! | August 31-September 4, 2017

Hello Portland, Labor Day Weekend is here we’ve got lots of things cross off your summer checklist! Bite of Oregon opens Friday, Enjoy mimosas and delish bloody marys at Sunday’s Drag Queen Brunch. Discover Portland’s hidden secrets w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Scavenger Hunt Adventure, and nosh on fresh Main lobster & steamed clams & Mussels […]

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40+ Portland & Oregon 2017 Labor Day Weekend Events: Concerts, Festivals, Parties, Food & Drink

The 2017 Labor Day Weekend takes place August 31-September 4. There are many great Portland and Oregon events all weekend including watching the Vaux’s Swifts Watch @ Chapman School. As always, we have a large list of events and tips for you to enjoy the city or travel.

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70+ Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,700+): Fremont Fest, Tualatin Crawfish Festival, Indo Expo, Burger Month & More! | August 3-6, 2017

Hello Portland, The weekend is back we’ve got lots of cool ways to beat the heat! Fremont Fest is Saturday, and check out all things cannabis at Indo Expo. EastBurn kicks off Burger Month, and Kabuki costume is on display at Portland Japanese Garden. The Portland Pickles made the playoff and Clark County Fair starts […]

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BIG List of Portland July 4th, 2017 Events: Fireworks, Parades, Festivals, BBQ, Concerts, Parties, & More!

July 4th weekend is nearly here and as always, we have a large list of Portland July 4th weekend events including fireworks, parades, festivals, BBQs, cuises, parties, dinners, concerts, and more. In 2017, July 4th falls on Tuesday, so there will be parties all weekend!

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Win Portland Tickets ($1,000+): Brewfest in the Park, Oregon Distillers Festival, Oregon Zoo Concerts & more!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts, Oregon Distillers Festival, Brewfest in the Park & more.

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50+ Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,200+): Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival, Pints in the Pearl, Modern Home Tour, Pedalpalooza, Storytelling & More! | June 1-4, 2017

Hello Portland, The weekend is back! Portland has lots of tasty brews to try this weekend at Belgian Beers Festival and Pints in the Pearl. Tour several beacons of design on the Modern Home Tour. See how high the waters rose on the The Great Flood of 1894 Portland Walking Tour. And get ahead next […]

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The Great Flood of 1894 Portland Walking Tour | Visit the Sights w/ Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, See Where Willamette River Reached a Record Height of 33 Feet

June 3 in Downtown Portland – June 2017 is the 123rd anniversary of The Great Flood of 1894, which saw the Willamette River reach its record height at 33 feet. Kick Ass Oregon History’s Doug Kenck-Crispin will host his annual Great Flood Field Trip; visiting the sites, bringing along the old photographs, and talking all […]

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MANY Portland Easter Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,100+): Egg Hunts, Brunch, Soul’d Out Festival, SCRUMptious, Spring Beer & Wine Festival, Blazers & More! | April 13-16, 2017

Hello, Portland! Easter weekend is here! Hunt for eggs & treats and mystery or tour the city’s naughty past. Blazers are in the playoffs! Stock up on beautiful plants at Hortlandia Plant and Art Sale. Chefs battle for your vote at SCRUMptious and Soul’d Out Music Festival starts next week.

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MANY 2017 Portland St. Patrick’s Day Events: Parties, Festivals, Music, Food & Drink Specials & More!

St Patrick’s Day is on Friday, meaning many parties and events all weekend. As always, we have a large list of Portland St Patrick’s Day events including parties, dinners, shows, etc.

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