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Exploring Tokyo With Kids This Summer

I’m asked all the time if folks should take their kids to Japan. Heck, yeah! Japan and specifically Tokyo have so much to offer travelers of any age. And as I firmly believe, “traveling makes world citizens” and oh, do we need more people now than ever with this...

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Color Me Thankful: Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden

Gung Hay Fat Choy -  Happy Chinese New Year - Happy Year of the Rooster! The Chinese New Year celebration continues for fifteen days and ends with the famed Lantern Festival. While this festival is centuries old and deeply rooted in Chinese history, mythology and...

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A Colorful Holiday Gift Guide: 15 under $15

Looking to surprise your friends and family on a budget? Our Colorful Cities team has cultivated a list of 15 gifts that are sure to delight without breaking the bank. 1. Colorful Portland Exploring Guide and Coloring Book, $14.95 For the explorer, the creative, and...

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Colorful Holiday Cards

It’s that time of year to scour your pictures for that ‘just right’ pic of the dog, kid or perfectly-smiling-family, right? Finding that image that best tells the story of the year gone by – family ski trip, lost tooth, tennis champ. But what if you turned the annual...

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Exploring Seattle by Ferry

One of the best parts of living in Seattle is that you can be transported out of the big city and its traffic and bustle to a place of beauty and nature in most cases, in less than an hour. Skiing and hiking in the Cascade Mountains, kayaking in the Puget Sound or our...

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Spreading the Portland Love

Spent a beautiful Sunday last week at the City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways in the NW part of the city, Arbor Park to be exact. This city sponsored event does such a fantastic job of bringing out people young and old to connect and explore it's city's neighborhoods....

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Colorful Tokyo Wins Bronze in Travel Category – “Sugoi!”

We’re over the moon! “Colorful Tokyo – Explore & Color” won a Bronze Medal in the Travel and Guidebook category from the 2016 Independent Publishers Association. The proof is in the miso soup that map + index + whimsical illustrations = a fabulous way to explore a...

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