If you spent the last few decades skiing, you may have
missed the analog-game renaissance. Led by efficient and humorless
German visionaries like Reiner Knizia and Klaus Teuber, board games are
The scene: Timberline (timberlinelodge.com) sits
high on glaciated Mount Hood, offering stunning views and year-round
skiing on its upper section. Summer is the busiest time here, as n
Our mountain-bike scene sorta sucks. The Lumberyard helps.
People move to Portland with high expectations for all
things outdoors. Ask Will Heiberg. A decade ago, Heiberg, now 44, moved
here from Washington, D.C., expecting the best of Western life. Mostl
Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape.
Sure, we don’t have
those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve
out pieces of bone. Our
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32 ways to distract yourself during the dark days to come.
Only the strong survive Stumptown winters with all their
marbles in the bag. Even those who claim to love the rainy season know
that the gray, low-hanging clouds always transform from familiar fri
A WW correspondent learns to keep her beer off the curling rink.
The Evergreen Curling Club posts three rules by the rink.
First, shake hands. Second, if you win, clean the ice. And third,
winners buy the first round of drinks.
final rule pretty well e
No matter how black the diamond, no matter how radical the
route, most skiers are total uphill pussies who, were it not for the
marvels of technology, wouldn’t even be able to summit a bunny hil
A brandy-fueled test slide on the newfangled sleds.
As a young lad coming of age in my
Fortress of Solitude on the steep slopes of Cooper Mountain, there was
no thrill greater than snowfall. The streets and the hilly local vacant
lot were instant