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Parlez-Vous "Bro"?

Here's a guide to snow slang for those upcoming days on the mountain.

  • 11/09/2009
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Mt. Hood

As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.

  • 11/09/2009
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How To…Hunt for Huckleberries

If you plan on picking huckleberries this August, make sure you have a game plan.

  • 07/20/2009
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Summer Lovin’

Finish your summer the way it should be finished: a potent Pimm's Cup, a beautiful sunset, a bit of ballet, a scenic staircase, and a lot of luxury.

  • 07/20/2009
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Rivers

Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N

  • 06/22/2009
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Mudroom

Singled Out

For all its recognition as a cyclist’s nirvana, Portland has a dirty little secret: the city is home to only six miles of single-track mountain-biking trails. Nowhere is this dirt deficit more obvious than in Forest Park, where there exists a measly one-t

  • 06/22/2009
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Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

  • 05/20/2009

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Cherry Orchard Trail

A windswept meadow leads to an abandoned cherry orchard

  • 05/19/2009
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Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

  • 05/19/2009
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Peak Conditions

I had my choice of 600 miles of trails that crisscross through the Eagle Cap Wilderness (which makes up the heart of the Wallowas), and I took the steep climb to Aneroid Lake, a spectacular alpine pool that sits at 7,500 feet. I can peer down on Wallo

  • 05/19/2009
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Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

  • 05/19/2009
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Stumping Grounds

What’s right about Oregon’s first new state park in nearly three decades? Not much.

  • 05/19/2009
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Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

  • 05/19/2009
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Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

  • 05/19/2009

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King of the Hill

A board-sports fanatic adds yet another plank to his quiver in order to tackle an unlikely element: sand.

  • 05/19/2009
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Bounty Hunters

Tired of your 9-to-5 gig? The Columbia River is teeming with cash—if you catch the right fish.

  • 05/19/2009

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Money Cycle

How can a half-mile bike trail cost $750,000?

  • 05/19/2009
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Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

  • 05/19/2009

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Booty Call

Mount Hood’s disappearing snow reveals a trove of lost goodies. Cell phone, anyone?

  • 05/19/2009
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Behold, an Oasis

Hidden amid Portland's concrete and barbed wire, blue herons hunt fish and chorus frogs sing in waters that are cleaner than they have been in years. Plus: How to explore these gems yourself.

  • 05/19/2009
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