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What are the ultimate Oregon half-day, full-day and overnight backcountry hikes?

I definitely have some suggestions. Here are some of my favorite half-day, full-day and overnight backpacking hikes: Half-Day Hikes Tumalo Mountain(Bend, Central Oregon):Tumalo is about 4-miles round-trip. The trail up Tumalo starts from…

July 26th, 2017
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Are there places to paddleboard near McMinnville?

Good question! Depends on what you define as “near.” I know lots of folks paddleboard on the Willamette River…which isn’t right in McMinnville, but isn’t that far away, either. There are multiple places to put in/take…

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Which Portland luxury hotels should we consider for our family reunion?

My first two recommendations would be either the Kimpton Riverplace or The Nines. Both are located in or near downtown Portland with access to MAX lightrail or streetcar as well as beautiful catered banquet rooms. Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel (1510 SW…

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