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  1. Exploring the Wilderness Areas of Oregon's Coastal Mountains

    Take a north-to-south tour of Oregon's coastal wildernesses, which promise primal adventure within a stone’s throw (or two) of Highway 101 and the North Pacific breakers.

  2. 7 Awesome Camping Recipes

    There’s no disputing that summer’s long days are best spent hiking and camping in America’s great outdoors. But when the day wanes and the temperatures start to drop, it’s time to build up the campfire and settle in f...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. The Best Indoor Climbing Gyms in Portland

    Winter doesn't allow for much quality outdoor climbing. When wet weather strikes, head to one of these indoor climbing gyms in Portland.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.