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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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Sep 13, 2013

Recovery Share: Talking Things Over With My Inner Disapproving Elder

I had a conversation the other day with one of my business consultants about an idea I have. Doesn’t matter much what it was, but her response—before I could even get the whole idea out there—was to say “Oh, don’t do that.” It’s not the first time somebody said that to me, of course. And […]

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Chinidere Mountain is an easy hike with a great view, and is the cover shot for my book "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland."
Sep 06, 2013

Easy Hike, Great View: Chinidere Mountain

The amazing view from the top of Chinidere Mountain is more than worth the two-hour drive, and Wahtum Lake is a fine destination as well. It’s one of the easiest and best hikes near Portland, if you’re looking for big view and little effort. Consider making this a car-camping trip or part of a longer […]

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McNeil Point is one of the best Mount Hood hikes.
Sep 06, 2013

Portland Hikes, News and Conditions for September 6, 2013

Don’t let this rainy weather make you skip hiking this weekend. Check out the Cascades Forest for this weekend, and tell me if that looks like good weather for doing your favorite Portland hikes! Feel like joining a group hike? Scroll down for a sampling of what local groups are offering this weekend. Conditions are […]

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Sep 06, 2013

Chalupas and Trail Blazers: A Brief Memoir

I read this morning that fans will no longer get a free Chalupa when the Blazers score 100 points in a home game. I really don’t care about the Blazers or Chalupas (though I confess a weird weak spot for those new tacos with Doritos shells), but this does remind me of a story. When […]

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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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recovery share: gratitude
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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