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  1. Exploring Mount St. Helens 35 Years After Its Historic Eruption

    Exploring Mount St. Helens, which erupted 35 years ago, can mean mountain biking, hiking, or backpacking through the recovering landscape.

  2. 10 Adventures to Make the Most of Spring and Summer in Portland

    The hardest thing about spring and summer in Portland is that there are almost always too many outdoor pursuits competing for your time.

  3. 5 Awesome Spring Rides Near Portland

    With warmer temperatures and the sun shining, these five rides each offer their own unique ways to enjoy spring days in Portland.

  4. Hit the Trail: The Best Spring Hikes in Portland

    Wildlife, waterfalls, and wilderness—plus the time change—are all great reasons to get outside. Here, the best spring hikes in Portland.

  5. What's on Tap for Beers Made by Walking this Summer

    Hiking and beer are two distinctly Portland passions and the inspiration behind Beers Made by Walking. A look at what's on tap this summer.

  6. Hit the Ale Trails in Oregon: Winter Adventure and Beer Pairings Around Portland

    The perfect Portland beer pairings? Ales and adventures. Here, a few awesome ale trails in Oregon to raise a glass (and break a sweat) to.

  7. Silver Falls State Park in Winter: 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Now

    Silver Falls State Park in winter is a magical places, with roaring waterfalls, fewer crowds, and wildlife viewings.

  8. Fall Camping Around Portland: 5 Stunning Spots

    From family-friendly spots to hidden gems, fall camping around Portland offers a variety of spots to fit your style. Here's where to go.

  9. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings Near Portland

    It's a city that needs no introduction in terms of its outdoor offerings. Here, we bring you a sampling of some of our favorite trail to tavern pairings in Portland and beyond.

  10. A Mountain Biker’s Guide to Leaving No Trace

    Now, more than ever, responsible riding is essential to helping ensure long-term health of the sport. Here's how to make your next mountain biking adventure a fun, safe, and minimal-impact riding experience.

  11. Spring Biking in Portland: 5 Early-Season Adventures Around Town

    These awesome options for spring biking in Portland provide convenience, natural beauty, and inspiration to shake off the winter doldrums.

  12. Spring Kayaking in Portland: What to Know, Where to Go

    The weather is heating up, and it's time to dust off the paddles: Here's how to get out and enjoy some spring kayaking in Portland.

  13. 10 Adventurous Ways to Enjoy the Last Gasp of Winter in Portland

    Make the most of what's left of winter in Portland (and get excited about spring!) with these 10 adventures around town and beyond.

  14. Snowshoeing around Portland: How to Explore the Wintry Backcountry

    With an abundance of trails and snow galore this season, there's never been a better time to try snowshoeing around Portland. Here's how.

  15. Fire Towers in Oregon: How to Snag These Rooms With a View

    Follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac with an overnight adventure at one of the 20-something fire towers in Oregon. Here's what to know.

  16. 2014 Hagg Lake Mud Run

    Attracting runners from all over the nation, the Hagg Lake Mud Run is one of the Northwest's most popular ultras.

  17. Valentine's Day in Portland: 5 Awesome Outdoor Outings

    For an adventurous way to spend Valentine's Day in Portland, check out these perfect-for-two outdoorsy options, plus a sweet solo sojourn.

  18. Fascinating Oregon Landmarks You Can Hike, Paddle, and Ski To

    A murderer, buried treasure that still may exist, and roots in the Oregon Trail: Oregon landmarks brim with fascinating history.

  19. Portland's Worst Day of the Year Ride & More Winter Fun

    Skiing is great, but there are plenty of other outdoorsy ways to enjoy this year's snow. Here, 5 fun winter adventures in Portland to do now.

  20. 5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

    Craving an overnight winter adventure, but not freezing in your tent? Check out these Oregon state parks that offer cozy cabins and yurts.

  21. Portland’s Worst Day of the Year Ride & More Winter Fun

    Skiing is great, but there are plenty of other outdoorsy ways to enjoy this year's snow. Here, 5 fun winter adventures in Portland to do now.

  22. All Aboard: Exploring the Abandoned Railroad of the Salmonberry River Trail

    Abandoned train equipment and dark tunnels are among the highlights along the Salmonberry River trail. Here's why you should explore it now.

  23. 5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

    Craving an overnight winter adventure, but not freezing in your tent? Check out these Oregon state parks that offer cozy cabins and yurts.

  24. Breakfast on the Bridges: A Beloved Portland Biking Tradition

    Breakfast on the Bridges is a longtime Portland tradition, and you have to be on your bike or foot to partake.

  25. Chasing 500 Waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest: An Interview with Tim Burke

    In 2013, Portland hiker Tim Burke and his girlfriend, made it their goal to see 500 waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest.