What separates a good guide from a great guide is the ability to tell a story. Having Erik explain how a leprechaun is responsible for Portland having the world's smallest public park made my day. I also liked learning how Portland got to be known as Stumptown. I enjoyed learning what makes Post Modern Architecture different from Modern. Great advice on food trucks, coffee shops, doughnuts, and the best museum exhibits. Definitely do this early in your trip.