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  1. Gearing Up for the Providence Bridge Pedal

    On August 9th 2015, roughly 20,000 riders will take to the streets (er, bridges) of Portland for the annual Providence Bridge Pedal.

  2. 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.

  3. Spending Summer on Sauvie Island: One of the Largest River Islands in the US

    Sauvie Island might be one of the few regional outdoor attractions near Portland not known for its summertime offerings...but it probably should be.

  4. 8 Amazing Northwest Swimming Holes Near Portland

    The Pacific Northwest is home to stunning natural beauty and great outdoor recreation. Here are our favorite Northwest swimming holes near Portland.

  5. 5 Stunning Sunset Hikes Around Portland

    With summer in full swing, nearly every day ends with a stunning swirl of purple and pink. Here's a guide to some of the best sunset hikes around Portland.

  6. The 4th of July in Portland: 5 Places to Watch the Fireworks

    Celebrating the 4th of July in Portland? Here, 5 no-fail spots to take in the terrific fireworks displays all over the city.

  7. The World Naked Bike Ride Portland: 5 Things You Need to Know

    The World Naked Bike Ride Portland is the largest event of its kind around the world. Planning on joining? Read this first.

  8. 5 Things You Need to Know About the Ever-Popular Eagle Creek Trail

    The Eagle Creek Trail should be at the top of every hiker’s bucket list this summer. Here are some tips and insights to help make the most of a day or weekend trip along the trail.

  9. 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Beach Bash in Hood River

    The Beach Bash event, formerly known as Windfest, has been rebranded to showcase a broader swath of Hood River’s vibrant culture.

  10. 5 Things You Should Know About Crater Lake

    How to make the most of your visit to Oregon's only national park: the entirely unique and magical Crater Lake.

  11. Portland Pedalpalooza 2015: Five Fun Rides Around Town

    Portland Pedalpalooza 2015 kicked off on June 4, but there are dozens of rides left to join, from the fun to the downright freaky. Pedal on!

  12. SUP Summer Escape Portland, Oregon

    The best places to learn and enjoy SUP, or stand-up paddleboarding, in and around Portland, Oregon.

  13. Training for the Pacific Crest Trail: Four Tough Tune-Ups

    Have your eye on training for the Pacific Crest Trail? These four hikes around Portland offer excellent tune-ups for the adventure.

  14. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Mountain Biking near Portland

    From the lunar-like landscape of Mount St. Helens to the nearby Forest Park trails, here's a quick guide to mountain biking near Portland.

  15. The 5 Best Rainy Day Runs Around Portland

    When the going gets wet, get going with five of the best rainy day runs around Portland.

  16. 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.

  17. 5 Perfect Rides for 5 Perfect Spring Days in Portland

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

  18. Perfect Portland Pairings: Adventure and Beer

    Just in time for warmer temps, these perfect Portland pairings are a great way to blend your favorite adventure with your favorite brew.

  19. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Trail Running Near Portland

    From Forest Park to Hoyt Arboretum, here is a guide to some of the best trail running opportunities near Portland.

  20. 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.

  21. 5 Hikes With Beautiful Views on the Oregon Coast

    For jaw-dropping views and quad-burning efforts, these five hikes with beautiful views on the Oregon Coast are worth checking out.

  22. 5 of the Best Wildflower Hikes Near Portland

    Now is the time to hit the trail in search of beautiful blooms: Here, five of the best wildflower hikes near Portland Oregon.

  23. The Best Group Runs in Portland: Put Some Spring in Your Step

    Get in shape for spring and summer with the best group runs in Portland, which feature free beer, great prizes, and lots of fun with fellow runners.

  24. Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender’s Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Portland

    From exploring the tallest waterfall in Oregon to paddling the Willamette River, here is Chaco's guide to a weekend in Portland.

  25. Three Great Hikes for Amazing Views of Downtown Portland

    For some breathtaking views of downtown Portland, plus a butt-kicking workout, check out these great urban trails.