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Minor leagues, major superstiton

Very superstitious...the Beavers are on the way.


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Classic baseball movies such as Bull Durham, with its voodoo home-run slugger, and actual stories like Hall-of-Fame hitter Wade Boggs eating chicken before every game, make the sport seem a den of rit ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Paul Gerald

Long Shots

You can't get any farther from March Madness than the Portland Chinooks.


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Robert Day's basketball career took a big turn recently: no more 25-hour bus rides that end 15 minutes before the game starts. That's what it was like in Mexico, just another stop in his vagabond life ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Paul Gerald

Sux to be the Jax




Times are tough for the Portland Lumberjax. After winning the Western Division of the National Lacrosse League last year and winning their first two games this year, they've lost eight in a row to plummet to the bottom o...   More
 
Monday, February 26, 2007 by Paul Gerald

Mt Hood's White River West Sno Park is Open Once Again


The White River West Sno Park, a popular area for winter romping on Highway 35, has re-opened after it was damaged by the November floods. Although its parking capacity is one-third of what it once was, folks can access the White River Canyon for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. A Sno-Park pass is required.

The lot re-opened on Febraury 20 and the Forest Service repor...   More
 
Monday, February 26, 2007 by Paul Gerald

Fee Fi Fo Dumb

An Oregon congressman smells the blood of a federal recreation fee.


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As the feds roll out one more park pass to make people pay for recreation on public lands, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) wants to go the opposite direction—eliminating fees.DeFazio has failed ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Paul Gerald

Online Hiking Wiki Resource Debuts


The dedicated folks at PortlandHikers.com today rolled out Portland's—and possibly the world's—first hiking wiki, the Portland Hikers Field Guide.

Dozens of hikes are arranged by difficulty, type and environment (lakes, waterfalls, great views, alpine, etc.). The ...   More
 
Monday, February 12, 2007 by Paul Gerald

Breakfast Guy: Daily Market and Cafe



Close your eyes and summon your mental map of Portland. Now think of Northeast 52nd and Halsey. What's around there?

Not getting much? Join the club. When the Daily Market and Café opened there in the spring of 2006, the Portland Tribune said it “will be a fine addition to this rather barren (except for houses) stretch of Halsey.”

Bar...   More
 
Friday, January 26, 2007 by Paul Gerald

Breakfast Guy: Dim Sum at Legin


Maybe I'm delving into stereotypes here, but it sure seems like Chinese folks do family gatherings and traditions better than westerners. That's the feeling I got waiting for my friends at Legin. You know the place—it's that huge Chinese restaurant at 82nd and Division that, if you're like me, you've driven past 100 times and always wondered about. (Or, if you're like others, used as a stage...   More
 
Monday, January 22, 2007 by Paul Gerald

Put down the Pens


With the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins making noise about possibly leaving their hometown, Portland's hockey diehards might sense a break in their quest for a local team.

But Drew Mahalic of the Oregon Sports Authority says Portland is "not on the verge of being proactive." In other words, hopes are not high.
The Pens are probably just working for a new arena, anyway. "We think...   More
 
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 by Paul Gerald

Popular Mount Hood Sno Park Will Not Re-Open This Winter



The White River West Sno Park, normally the scene of much sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and other forms of winter merriment, will not be open this winter.

The Mount Hood National Forest, in a press release posted on its website, says eight acres of “snow play” area and...   More
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 by Paul Gerald
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