The Mudroom

Higher Gear

Portland is home to many small-scale bike manufacturers. The demand for artisan bikes has risen to point where it can now take years to get a bike. Now, a collaboration between the frame-design company Beloved and bike components manufacturer Chris King s

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas

Get Out

Singles Party

Northwest Trail Alliance preps for mountain bike season with a pair of singletrack trail build parties.

02/11/2011 By Georgia Perry

Trail of the Month

Mount Talbert

Mount Talbert stands as the largest remaining undeveloped butte in northern Clackamas County covered in 200 acres of forest and meadows. The butte makes a great hiking spot accessible from four trailheads.

01/14/2011 With Brian Barker

Mud Room

Surf Survivor

Was it an oceanic miracle that caused Peter Mel's long-lost balsawood surfboard to wash up on the shore at Arch Cape?

01/14/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang

Resolutions

Mountain Toppers

Climb Mount Hood, Adams, or the Grand Teton in support of the American Lung Association

01/11/2011 By Georgia Perry

Article

Fee Busters

Tour the National Parks on the cheap this year.

01/06/2011 By Georgia Perry

Gadgets

Take Ten

Columbia’s new iPhone app has you covered ten ways to Sunday.

01/05/2011

Resolutions

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Local resorts sweeten the savings for first-timers.

01/03/2011

Get Out

Whale Tales

Trade those post-Christmas blues for tons of Gray

12/28/2010

video

Heidi the St. Bernard’s Photo Shoot

It's a very cute video about an adorable dog whose face graces these very pages.

12/22/2010 By William Anthony

Slideshow

Slide Show: Board Room

With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.

12/22/2010

Corner Shop

Board Room

With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.

12/22/2010 By Eden Dawn

Mudroom

Relay to Reel

_Hood to Coast_ follows four teams through the insane antics, crazy logistics and sheer endurance of the annual Timberline-to-Seaside relay race.

12/22/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Trail of the Month

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield wildlife complex includes more than 5,200 acres of marshes, ponds, sloughs, and lakes; a welcome sight to a staggering array of migratory birds.

12/22/2010 With Brian Barker

Slideshow

Slide Show: 50 Reasons To Love Winter

Do Portland's dark months have you feeling blue? Let us and "*Heidi, the new Timberline puppy*":/travel-and-outdoors/articles/meet-heidi-december-2010/, come to the rescue with 50 great ways to ward off the wet and chill. Consider it your personal guide t

12/15/2010

Environment

Coyote Ugly?

Wait till you hear what Chicago is doing with their wild doggies

12/07/2010

Preview

Hood to Coast Premiere

Oregon’s signature running event gets the red carpet treatment

12/06/2010

Get Out

Here’s Mud in Your Beer

The Stanley Portland Cup is Your Last Chance of the Year to Experience Cyclocross Portland Style.

12/01/2010 By Geoff Earl

Get Out

Hot to Trot

Three Thanksgiving morning fun runs

11/18/2010

Portland Monthly Book Exerpt

Human/Nature

In his new autobiography, _Cache: Creating Natural Economies_, Spencer Beebe offers a tell-all look at his successes, failures, and the larger, often rut-ridden forks in the road between.

11/18/2010 By Spencer Beebe