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About Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.
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Apr 03, 2015

Best Wildflower Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge

Each year, a magical thing happens for Portland-area hikers: while we are still soaked with rain, the eastern Columbia River Gorge is bathed in sunshine, and awash in wildflowers. April and May are the prime flower seasons, but what are the best wildflower hikes in the Gorge? Well, here is one list, from your humble […]

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Cotswolds Way England
Apr 01, 2015

2016 Trip: Walking the Cotswolds Way in England

Though I am not quite ready to announce it properly, I cannot stop dreaming of a Spring 2016 trip I am planning to lead: Walking the Cotswolds Way in England. The Way is a 102-mile trek in southwest England, winding up in the ancient city of Bath. It is known for quiet woodlands, flower-filled meadows, panoramic […]

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Who are we dealing with here?
Mar 10, 2015

Recovery Share: Self-Awareness and Step 4

Didn’t get a chance to share in a meeting this morning, but here’s what I would have said, the topic being Step 4 and those “misdirected instincts.” “Creation gave us instincts for a purpose. … Yet these instincts, so necessary for our existence, often far exceeded their proper functions. Powerfully, blindly, many times subtly, they […]

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1,000-year-old castle
Mar 09, 2015

Update on My Hiking Adventure Trips

Here is the latest update on the European hiking trips I lead for Embark Adventures. The short version is that the 2015 trip to Tuscany and Cinque Terre now runs from September 20 to October 3, so there’s still plenty of time to get on that one. For 2016 the plans are: April or May: to […]

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Crossing Catherine Creek on a fun, bouncy bridge.
Feb 25, 2015

10 Great Hikes for Kids in the Columbia River Gorge

With spring break coming up, I figure lots of folks will be heading out to go hiking with their kids. And even if we have a normal winter, by that time the Columbia River Gorge is usually snow-free in the lower elevations, making for great spring hiking. Of course, 2015 is turning into “the winter […]

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Feb 23, 2015

Calling it Quits as the Portland Breakfast Guy

Kind of an emotional day here at the hub of the Vast Breakfast Empire. That’s because, just this morning, on my Breakfast Bulletin newsletter, I announced my retirement as the Portland Breakfast Guy. Here is the message I sent out: Thanks for a Tasty 10-Year Run FEBRUARY 22, 2015 Way back in early 2005, I […]

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Cafe Castagna
Feb 03, 2015

New Portland Brunch: Cafe Castagna on SE Hawthorne

One of the weird things about being the Portland Breakfast Guy is that I don’t get out to eat much after noon. Even the best-known restaurants in Portland probably won’t be seeing me unless they start serving brunch. So it is that after all these years I finally made it to Castagna on SE Hawthorne Blvd. […]

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