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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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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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One of the more interesting messages I've seen in my short career. Note the time: 6 something a.m.
Jan 30, 2015

A report so far from the world of cab driving.

This has all been done before, and better, and from the night shift, but what the hell. I live, I roam around, and I write. You’ve got your salt of the earth bar workers, closing the place at 3, cleaning up til 4, drinking til 6, then calling for a ride home, paying in cash […]

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What life feels like sometimes.
Jan 21, 2015

Recovery Share: Trudging Along

I have always marveled at the (sort of) last line in Alcoholics Anonymous: Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the […]

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2015 portlandhikers.org calendar.
Jan 20, 2015

Giving Away a Portlandhikers.org Calendar

If you are into hiking near Portland, Oregon, you probably already know about portlandhikers.org. You might not know that every year they produce a really cool Portland hiking calendar. Sales of the calendar, which includes photos from users on the site, benefit Trailkeepers of Oregon, which runs the website. TKO’s mission is “to protect and […]

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