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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.
Downtown Portland brunch place Mama Mia has an awesome Prosciutto Benedict
Sep 04, 2013

Latest Portland Breakfast Bulletin: News, Reviews, and … A Trip to Tuscany?

The latest Breakfast Bulletin, my every-two-weeks newsletter, came out last week. Included is the usual mix of breakfast news and reviews with other tidbits from my world, which includes hiking, travel, and spiritual ramblings. This Bulletin has: Openings and closings from the breakfast world Reviews of local breakfast places The best hike to do on Mount Hood right now Current conditions and news for area hikes […]

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Sep 04, 2013

Recovery Share: Gratitude for My “Problems”

There’s this thing I used to hear when I first came to meetings, a thing that really used to piss me off: I’m so grateful to be an addict. Every time I heard that, I wanted to go over and punch whatever screwhead said it. Fuck you, I’d think. You’re grateful to be an addict? You’re […]

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McNeil Point is one of the best Mount Hood hikes.
Aug 30, 2013

Portland Hikes News and Conditions:
August 29, 2013

Okay, folks, looks like the weather will be fantastic for Portland hikes this Labor Day Weekend, so let’s get out there and do this thing! Basically, we are entering the magic time of year when you can do any hike you want. The flowers are still out on Mount Hood, the bugs have almost completely died […]

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August 29, 2013
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McNeil Point is one of the best hike near Mount Hood.
Aug 27, 2013

Best Mount Hood Hikes: McNeil Point

It is absolutely prime season for hikes near Mount Hood. Right now, the flowers are blooming all over the place, the weather is perfect, the bugs are dying off … all in all, if you’re looking for a Mount Hood hike, now is the time. And McNeil Point is the place. And in my opinion, […]

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Aug 06, 2013

Best Mount Hood Hikes: Lookout Mountain

A sweeping panorama of forests, lakes and mountains that you worked heard to earn: isn’t that the essence of hiking? That’s what I was thinking when I stood on top of Lookout Mountain, one the very best Mount Hood hikes. You can actually drive to about a mile from the summit, but for me that […]

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Siouxon Creek is one of several old-growth hikes near Portland.
Jul 12, 2013

Conditions for Hikes Near Portland as of July 12, 2013

If you are headed out for a hike near Portland this weekend, you might want to know where the snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the bugs are biting. And you might want some folks to go hiking with. So here’s your news and conditions for hikes near Portland as of July 12, […]

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Saddle Mountain is one of the best hikes near Portland, especially in July, when the summer wildflowers are blooming.
Jul 08, 2013

Best Hikes Near Portland:
It’s Flower Time on Saddle Mountain!

The whole question of “best hikes near Portland” is not only objective but also seasonal. We have to follow nature’s cues, and deal with her limitations, to find the best hikes within, say, a two-hour drive of Portland — which just happens to be the range of my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. […]

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