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Run, Forest, Run

What’s the best woodland trail for your summer jogging needs?


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IMAGES: Adam Krueger’Tis the season to be insecure in swimwear. All over Portland, people are trying to sculpt their six-packs in the gym. To that, we say “pffft”—why hamster a ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Adrienne So

Ice Capades

Take advantage of one of America’s only summer snowfields—before it melts away.


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These glorious, arctic-long days of summer are upon us, and the list of usual suspects has lined up. Sunny riverbanks? Check. Backyard grilling? Check. Waxing your snowboard...wait, what? That’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Adrienne So

Holes For Dips

Whatever your dysfunction, we have a swimmin’ hole for you.


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One would think finding a swimming hole in Portland should be as easy as stepping outside your front door and listening for running water. But picking the perfect spot among the hundreds available isn ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Adrienne So

Yes We Canoe

I paddled the Willamette, and so can you.


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Behold, the mighty Willamette! It flows mere minutes from our front yards, yet few of us pay it much notice when it’s not hosting dragon boat races or Christmas ship parades. Not me, though. I r ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Adrienne So

Milk Carton Boat Races: They're Not What You Think



Yes, I know. When you hear "milk carton boat races", most of us would conjure up an image of a little...floating milk carton. Maybe with a Popsicle-stick sail. Pretty pathetic, no?

But you'll be happy to know that both you and I are t...   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by Adrienne So

World-Class Racers In Our Backyard: Mount Hood Cycling Classic


The sun should be appearing any day now, which might make it easier for road bikers to train. As well they should: Registration ends at midnight on May 20 for the Mount Hood Cycling Classic, Oregon's top stage race. The event takes pl...   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Adrienne So

Swimming the Willamette for $25,000 and a Shark Suit


Happy Thursday! Here's picture of the Willamette, running through downtown Portland on a beautiful sunny morning. Doesn't it look gorgeous? Almost gorgeous enough to make you forget that it's 99 percent poo pieces?

We've    More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 by Adrienne So

Barefoot Nation

Wanna run faster and stronger? Kick off your shoes, say some.


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I can’t stop laughing. The salesman at REI looks at me skeptically, as if he and everyone he knows already own shoes that make them look like they have Muppet feet. But come on. These are ridicu ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Adrienne So

Hero of the Day: Sondland Durant Foundation Leads Effort to Save Washington Park Summer Festival


(pictured, the view of Portland from Washington Park)

Three days ago, Portland Parks and Recreation announced that the beloved Washington Park Sum...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2009 by Adrienne So

Get Outside this Weekend: Upcoming Friends of the Columbia Gorge Lend a Hand Events




Yes, I know. The past few days, rain has been punishing Portland the way my aunt once punished my cousin when he threw the contents of his diaper all over the kitchen floor. Gross. But in Oregon, April showers bring more May showers, and then some sunshine! If...   More
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 by Adrienne So
 

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