Figuring out how to tame Porten reminded me of taming Ankha in Mount Hyjal. Originally, I’m flying around looking. Checked Wowhead.com and saw some of the comments saying you had to do some quests while others said they didn’t do any quests, both had tames. So I tried caming for 2 hours flying back and forth along the path and no Porten prints in sight. So I decided to run some of the quest line and that did the trick.
So here’s the skinny. Vale of Eternal Blossoms has two phases:
Phase 1 is beautiful, scenic and peaceful. Porten doesn’t show in this phase. You won’t find a track along his path.
Phase 2 is where Porten roams amongst a gazillion beasts and enemies.
Porten is a level 90 beast and spawns in 1 of four colors: blue, red, purple and green. My tame was the blue (my fav color actually so I’m extremely happy) and I found him walking East.
If you’re like me, a fresh 90 or are still seeing the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in it’s peaceful state, head over to the Temple of the White Tiger in Kun-Lai Summit. Run this until “The Vale” is gate is open to all. I ran it until i got to the daily quests just to be safe. You’re building rep in the Golden Lotus faction. It took me all of 45 minutes to get to this point.