I ran into a new site, TurnHere, that gets local talent to make short films about their city or town. Places include New York to Los Angles to Tokyo. TurnHere is pushing its services as a way to visit and learn about a place before you make travel plans.
It was fun to view the films on Portland (my town), though there were a few errors in the interface. For example, the Chinese Garden in Portland was listed three times with slightly different names -- TurnHere needs a local to review before posting. Another error that was quite surprising is that there were videos for LaConner and Seattle Washington within the Portland listing. I like Seattle and all, but it is not close enough to bundle together. That is like putting Philadelphia and New York together.
All that aside, it looks like a promising new site.