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8 Most Creative Rafts Of Portland's 2018 Big Float

What do a unicorn, diamond ring and an avocado all have in common? They were among the thousands of colorful and eclectic rafts seen at Portland's 2018 Big Float.

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The National Champions You Never Knew Portland Had

How a group of hobbyists brought the ancient Irish sport of hurling to the Northwest — and why they don't see it vanishing any time soon.

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Oregon Mushers And Sled Dogs Share A Bond Forged In Miles

Sled dogs are some of the best athletes on the planet. By raising and racing them, Northwest mushers create a deeper connection to their pets — one with thousands of years of history.

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Capturing Mount Hood With Photographer Andrew Holman

Photographer Andrew Holman was drawn to the Northwest by the prospect of connecting with the outdoors. His passion for capturing stunning landscapes inspired a passion for climbing.

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Smoke Prompts Unorthodox Training For Oregon Cross Runners

Cross country runners in southern Oregon are using some alternative methods to keep their fitness up with wildfire smoke making outdoor running unsafe.

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Bonding, Good Weather And A Wedding At Hood To Coast 2017

"I need a nap and a shower. But I loved it. Every second of it," said one Hood To Coast runner, minutes after finishing the relay, a few hours before his wedding.

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History, Beer And Throwing Heavy Things At Portland Highland Games

The Portland Highland Games have become somewhat of a Northwest institution — part Scottish celebration and part beer league softball.

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The Estacada Timber Festival Brings Out Local Competition

Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.

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Hut-To-Hut Biking On Mount Hood

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

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Skip The Drama, Backpack With A Llama In Oregon

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