Avoiding sunburnt eyeballs on the slopes of Mount St. Helens.
I have no business with an ice ax. This realization pops
into my stocking-hatted head only after I’m well above the treeline on
Mount St. Helens, climbing a steep pile of mushy white snow.
A So-Cal transplant who’s never surfed boards the Gorge.
There’s a moment of calm before it takes me. I stand
stagnant on the deck of the board as it gradually coasts atop the water
and my body gently trembles from a sense of eagerness. I’m not quit
It’s a drizzly Memorial Day morning, and
I’m standing in calf-deep water in a Yamhill River tributary, searching
for redemption. More literally, I am learning tenkara, the Japanese
A WW staffer breaks the law and loses her balance.
The park rangers must have been lying in wait. Out of the
corner of my eye, I see them approaching. The man is tall with a shaved
head and small spectacles. With him is a dark-haired woman.
A hunter’s kid seeks the true meaning of farm-to-table.
There is already blood on the ground when I arrive at
Camas Davis’ Southwest Portland backyard. It pools into the pores of a
decorative rock and dribbles onto the soil. The blood is too bright a
Outfit yourself with cool gear from local companies.
Click on image to view larger version:IMAGE: Matt Wong1. Fort George Stainless Steel Double Wall Growler
Available at: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com ($
Some people don’t need to smoke bowls to get through life.
They just spring up in the morning and jump enthusiastically into the
mundane business of the day. Others, like me, can’t cry at a mo
How Ganja Jon went from nontoker to Portland pot legend.
Marijuana saved Jon Hamm’s life.
Sure, the kidney
transplant helped. But if it weren’t for pot, the 27-year-old from
Roseburg wouldn’t have had the will to make it to the hospital.
What will it take for Oregon to finally pass legal marijuana?
“One reason Measure 80 didn’t pass in Oregon is that the
big boys back East who put money into campaigns—Peter Lewis and George
Soros—the organizations they help fund aren’t particularly
A consumer’s guide to keeping your high—and everything that goes with it—local.
IMAGE: Morgan Green-Hopkins1. Oil Rig
Available at: Mellow Mood, 4119 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-7473, mellowmood.com ($1,700)
Hash oil is the new chronic—it’s basically THC