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Hut-To-Hut Biking On Mount Hood

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The Cascade Huts are 256-square foot green, metal structures along the Mount Hood bike loop.

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How To Hike From Portland To The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Jim Thayer wanted an accessible trail through the Coastal Range that avoided highways and stayed on public land.

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Luxury And Hardship At Mount Hood's Cloud Cap Inn

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The Cloud Cap Inn is the oldest Alpine lodge in the United States.

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Pedaling The Rails From Enterprise To Joseph, Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Part bike, part old-fashioned rail car, railriders travel on the tracks between Joseph and Enterprise.

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Counting Mountain Goats On Mount St. Helens

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, few people realized there were mountain goats living in the area. A recent survey shows they are thriving in the region.

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Skip The Drama, Backpack With A Llama In Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Llama backpacking is popular among Oregonians who don't want to carry a heavy pack on the trail.

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Shepherdess Briana Murphy Takes On Portland Foliage

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Briana Murphy's goats clear foliage throughout the urban jungles of industrial Portland.

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At 87, Buzz Bowman Is Still Patrolling Mount Hood

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Buzz Bowman is the longest-serving member of the Mount Hood Ski Patrol.

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At 88, 'Raptorman' Jim Anderson Still Lives Up To His Nickname

OPB | June 30, 2017 1 p.m.

At 88 years old, Jim Anderson can be found climbing trees, tracking eagles and continuing the conservation work that earned him the nickname “Raptorman.”  

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The Sand Labyrinths Of Bandon, Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Labyrinths appear on every continent on the planet, in every climate imaginable — including the southern Oregon Coast.

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Fun In The Sun At The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The famous Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has been held every June since 1964.

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An Upriver Journey On The Chetco

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Upper Chetco River is difficult to access, but that doesn't stop some kayakers from paddling it — upstream.

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Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is one of the largest in the country.

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Backpackers On The Olympic Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The rugged trail in Olympic National Park goes right along the water for 73 miles, traversing pristine beaches accessible only on foot.

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Drift Diving The Wilson River

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Mike Lees dives into the Wilson River to count the number of juvenile steelhead, salmon and trout that hatch there each year.

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Snorkeling Puts Oregon's Rivers In A New Light

OPB | June 22, 2017 9:20 a.m.

Snorkeling in Oregon’s rivers can be downright dangerous. But with that risk comes a window into a whole new world. 

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Portland's Hidden Treasures: Staircases

OPB | June 14, 2017 3:39 p.m.

There’s a landmark in Portland that you won’t find on any map: its public stairways.  

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Avalanche Kills Legendary Mt. Bailey Ski Guide, Rick "Oz" Oswald

OPB | March 25, 2016 5:08 p.m. | March 25, 2016

Legendary Mt. Bailey ski guide Rick "Oz" Oswald died last week while guiding clients in the Mt. Bailey backcountry at 57. He was killed while performing avalanche control.

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What You Should Know Before Entering Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 8, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Before you go off to explore Valhalla, with a half-full water bottle and a handful trail mix, keep this in mind: This amazing destination is very dangerous.

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Portland Veteran Catches National Attention With Fishing Program

OPB | June 17, 2015 1:36 p.m. | Portland

A Portland nonprofit that brings urban youth and veterans together for fly fishing is getting national recognition for its unique program.