Best Swimming Holes Near Portland

Willie W.K.’s guide to area swimming spots.

Summer Guide
When it comes to swimming holes, Portland’s outer lands are blessed. The Cascades are criss-crossed with pretty little rivers and streams filled with clean, cold water fed by ancient glaciers.    More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Staff

Gift Guide 2013: Outdoor

U.S. Outdoor Touch Screen gloves $15.95-$44.95 These gloves from Burton, Dakine, Mountain Hardwear and the North Face will not only keep your hands warm in the winter cold, but allow the use of   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WW Staff

Wanted II: Adventure Woman is all about the Northwest Ladies


Movies & Television
Comcast SportsNet Northwest will premiere the second season of its regional reality show Wanted on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10 pm. Wanted II: Adventure Woman will be similar to the first season, except, ahem, "this time around, no men allowed!” The grand prize is the opportunity to become the host of a similar show on Comcast SportsNet. The premise seems to be that women competing against each other ...   More
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 LEIGHTON COSSEBOOM

2006 Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross

Hillsboro, OR- With mud in their teeth and brown slop covering their spandex, Katerina Nash (Luna) won the women's race and Tim Johnson (Cannondale/>) took the men's race at the Scion Stumptown Cup, the final stop for the 2006 Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross. ( Overall series winners are Ryan Trebon (Kona) and Lyne Bessette ( Race ...   More
Monday, November 20, 2006 Bradley Campbell

Rescue us from the armchair Sherpas

As the drama of the three lost climbers on Mount Hood segues into tragedy, expect a growing chorus of armchair Sherpas demanding winter climbing bans, mandatory climbing insurance and other measures—all designed to make sure no one ever engages in "risk-taking" again. As we saw when James Kim and his family got lost in the mountainous woods of Southern Oregon after a fatal wrong turn, a certain ...   More
Monday, December 18, 2006

Breaking Swells

From Outdoors correspondent Bryan Van Norden: WW just received word that the "contest status" for Oregon's only professional surfing competition was recently changed to yellow. Don't freak! Unlike the similarly colored Homeland Security Threat level, this is a good thing. It means because of a large swell forecasted off the Oregon Coast this weekend, the 2nd annual Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic ...   More
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 Ian Gillingham

CORRECTION: Mekong doc showing at 7:30 pm Thursday

Due to an editing error, an item in WW's Dec. 9 Outdoors section listed this event under the wrong day. Below is the correct information. WW regrets the error. Exploring the Mother of Waters In the same year Dubya was reelected, Australian filmmaker Mick O'Shea spent 145 days kayaking the entire Mekong River (a first) only to discover a fuck-up of another kind—China's plan to dam it all ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Ian Gillingham

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 three acres of parking—enough for 200 cars—were wiped out when the White River went berserk in ...   More
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Paul Gerald

Out and About: Wanna Be a GAY Reality Star?

Just found out at one of my favorite websites,, that a very drag-sounding production company, Stiletto Casting, is looking for "charismatic" queers to "star" in a new reality show called "The Great Gay Escape." Their site, wants to gather "12 strangers" (that's five more than MTV's The Real World needs) to live together and…well, we can only assume fight ...   More
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Byron Beck

Online Hiking Wiki Resource Debuts

The dedicated folks at 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 idea is to build one online resource, created and maintained by hikers, where you can find out what a hike is like, what it ...   More
Monday, February 12, 2007 Paul Gerald


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