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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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. 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!

  11. SUP Summer Escape Portland, Oregon

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 5 of the Most Underrated Waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

    Portland is known for its world-class waterfalls, and there are tons of people at the popular ones. Here's a list of the less popular ones that are equally awesome.

  20. Why You Should Try Dragon Boat Paddling in Portland This Spring

    Dragon Boat paddling is quickly becoming a very popular niche hobby in Portland—here's why you should get in on the action.

  21. Best Trails in Forest Park for a Winter Run

    During the dreariest of days, here are the best trails in Forest Park for a winter run in Portland.

  22. No Skiing, No Problem: 3 Spots for Snowshoeing Around Portland

    Mitigate the mild winter with a trek to these great spots for snowshoeing around Portland.

  23. 4 Things to Know About the Epic Weeklong Ride of Cycle Oregon

    The Cycle Oregon bike ride tackles a different part of Oregon each year, offering roughly 2,000 riders unprecedented challenges, rewarding viewpoints, and a connection to rural Oregon.

  24. Changes at Mt. Hood Meadows Cater to Beginners

    Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, which attracts more than 400,000 visitors every season and boasts 12 chairlifts to more than 80 trails, has a few changes up its sleeve this season.

  25. Luck of the Oregon Irish: Shamrock Run Adds Half Marathon

    The Shamrock Run, the West Coast's second largest running event, returns in 2015 with a half marathon as well as other subtle changes.

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