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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The Midnight Mystery Ride in Portland: Always a Surprise

    Portland's Midnight Mystery Ride is shrouded in secrecy—and a guaranteed good time that happens every month. Here's what you need to know.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. SUP Summer Escape Portland, Oregon

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.