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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Fat Biking Around Portland: What To Know, Where To Go

    Interested in giving the two-wheeled craze a go? Here's what you need to know to get started fat biking around Portland this winter.

  9. So, You Wanna Try Splitboarding? Here’s What You Should Know

    It's the newest way to explore the backcountry: splitboarding. Here, everything you need to know about this rapidly growing pursuit.

  10. Where To Eat Before (or After) a Day on Mt. Hood This Winter

    This time of year, restaurants near Mount Hood are full of outdoorsy types fueling up for their next adventure. Here, 5 sure to hit the spot.

  11. Winter Wonderland: 5 Gorgeous Waterfall Hikes Around Portland

    Who needs snow when you have the wondrous beauty of cascading water? These 5 waterfall hikes around Portland are breathtaking beauties.

  12. A Hike and a Movie: Your Literary Guide to the Oregon Outdoors

    The Oregon outdoors is full of inspiration for books and movies. Here, 5 spots that make an appearance in print or on the silver screen.

  13. 10 Reasons to Love the Rainy Season in Portland

    The rainy season in Portland may be, well, rainy, but it can still be amazing for outdoor lovers. Here's, 10 reasons to celebrate it.

  14. No Driving Necessary: 10 Great Portland Adventures Via Mass Transit

    Lucky for local adventurers, Portland mass transit offers ample opportunities to explore nature, no car necessary. Here, 10 of our favorites.

  15. 470 Miles of Surprises: An Adventurer’s Guide to Highway 26 in Oregon

    From coastal hikes to the state's best donuts, our guide to Highway 26 in Oregon is sure to inspire a road trip. Here, 10 must-do adventures.

  16. 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.

  17. Pumpkin Regattas and Zombie Races in Portland: 8 Must-Do Seasonal Events

    Zombie races in Portland kick off a fall and winter roster of festive, fun, and fat-burning events sure to please any kind of adventurer.

  18. High Desert Hiking in Oregon: 5 Perfect Picks for Fall

    It's well into fall, but 70-degree weather means you can take your pick of options for high desert hiking in Oregon. Here, 5 great picks.

  19. Suds- and Cycle-Centric Fun at Handmade Bike and Beer Festival

    The Handmade Bikes and Beer Festival is a rollicking good time, with a bike-throwing contest, fun demos, and, of course, free-flowing beer.

  20. Mount Hood Hikes: 5 Spots With Stunning Views of Oregon’s Iconic Peak

    Craving a memorable way to see Oregon's most famous mountain? These Mount Hood hikes will have you savoring the views around every corner.

  21. Rolling Out a New Bike Share Program in Portland?

    This fall, Spinlister is expected to launch a revolutionary bike share program in Portland. Here's a look at how it will work.

  22. Whitewater SUP in Portland: Up-and-Coming Sport Making Waves

    The thrilling alternative to standard SUP is finding a foothold with local paddlers. Here's what to know about whitewater SUP in Portland.

  23. Labor Day Weekend in Portland: 5 Great End-of-Summer Hikes

    Still haven't made plans for your Labor Day Weekend in Portland? Get inspired by our ideas for these great end-of-summer hikes.

  24. Under Pressure: Exploring Volcanoes Around Portland

    Many people don't know there are plenty of volcanoes around Portland that are ripe for outdoor exploration. Here, five to check out.

  25. Great Places to Float Near Portland Before Summer’s Out

    There's still plenty of time left in the summer to haul out the inner tube. Here, insider tips on the best places to float near Portland.