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Findings Vol. 41, Issue 30

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.


Findings
Buskers must take a one-hour break every hour if they want to work the same corner. Back in 2014, School Board member Steve Buel ate lunch downtown and made you pay for it. For a true Oregon her   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Hood Life

Willamette Week's 2015 Outdoor Guide


Outdoor Guide
From the Editor You’ve really gotta go see the map. Not right away, but after you’ve done some exploring—a weekend camping and paddling at Lost Lake (page 38), a hike to Punchbowl Falls (p   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Get Wet

Nature’s swimming pools.


Outdoor Guide
Get Your Minerals: Soak in the century-old tubs at Carson Hot Springs. IMAGE: LaBriereAs the legend goes, Isadore St. Martin was hunting in the Columbia River Gorge in 1876 when he stumbled u   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Float On

Where to dip your oars.


Outdoor Guide
Sup, Scappoose? Standup paddleboarding isn’t just for yoga instructors. SCAPPOOSE BAYIMAGE: LaBriereLike Lululemon pants and Starbucks mochaccinos, standup paddleboarding has developed someth   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

What does Mount Hood mean to you?


Outdoor Guide
A lot of us have pictures of the mountain. Or pictures of our last camping trip on the mountain. Or pictures of us hiking near the mountain. But not all of us have good ones—strong, professi   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Get Up On This

Rock gyms, boulders and bluffs.


Outdoor Guide
Bluff Calls: Only 20 minutes outside Portland, Broughton offers an iconic climb up the crack. IMAGE: LaBriereBroughton Bluff is a special treat for Portland climbers who want to get in some out   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Steeper, Harder, Faster

Ice caves, downhills, snow camps and scary-ass drives.


Outdoor Guide
Ride Up, Roll Down: Mountain Biking at Skibowl IMAGE: Thomas TealAt these speeds, every rock, tree branch and patch of loose gravel is an enemy conspiring to knock you from your perch. On one   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Portland Outdoor Shops

Where to buy outdoor gear in Portland.


Outdoor Guide
Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, 285-0464, aldercreek.com. 9 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday. There are two Alder Creek outposts. The spot over by OMSI    More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Mt. Hood Pit Stops

Growler bars, cronut shops and fueling stations near Hood.


Outdoor Guide
Brightwood Tavern 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Road, Brightwood, 622-1568, facebook.com/BrightwoodTavern. 10 am-2:30 am daily. Brightwood is still a one-horse town. Fabled for lodging woodcutters,    More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Findings Vol. 41, Issue 29

What we learned from reading this week’s paper.


Findings
As of now, the zoo has no plans to make Packy wear a tutu. Growing up, Ndamukong Suh just wanted to pet the rabbits. Growing up, Steve Novick dreamed of being overlord of the robot universe. (Allege   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW Staff
 

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