(1) Adidas Haile Gebrselassie men's running shorts, $35
Etched with the profile of the Ethiopian marathon champ, these shorts help raise money for cancer research.
THE BEST THING Stretchy mesh structural panels along the hems and sides and below the waistband.
TAKE IT OUT For July’s inaugural Rose City Rivalry 5k at Mount Tabor, a race benefiting city parks that will pit runners from Portland’s five quadrants against each other in mass teams.
(2) RYU Inspire women’s training capri, $70
The martial arts–based brand breaks into the cross-training market with workout pants featuring a flattering, scooped-front cut.
THE BEST THING The proprietary TerraWeave fabric incorporates recycled polyester.
TAKE IT OUT For a free (free!) introductory Iyengar class at the Julie Lawrence Yoga Center in Southwest Portland.
(3) Icebreaker Seeker shorts for men, $130
Icebreaker blends its signature New Zealand merino into rugged shorts suited to trail and travel.
THE BEST THING A sleek zipped front pocket lends some capacity without cargo-short bagginess.
TAKE IT OUT Down the steep and dusty trail to the spooky abandoned power station in Central Oregon’s White River Falls State Park.