I finally got it together and re-created an online store where you buy all five of my books, signed however you want. Look at me, being all high tech. The store is right here. Details on each book are here.
It’s amazing enough that we in the Portland area can drive about 90 minutes and go hiking at the beautiful Oregon coast. We can walk among old-growth forest, gaze down at waves crashing against rocky shorelines, and cross meandering streams as they spread onto sandy beaches. But when we start seeing whales from hundreds of feet […]
Don’t be alarmed by strangers with needles: Acupuncture at this Portland clinic is affordable, accessible, and peaceful.
In this excerpt from “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland,” author Paul Gerald describes a classic walk through a wooded gulch to Portland’s highest point.
Dog Mountain at peak bloom: Just those words conjure the image of a lush meadow far above the Columbia River, with mountains filling the view, flowers all around you — and rivers of people sharing it with you. I have an idea about that last part, but we’ll get to that. First, let’s discuss what […]
Water trickling. Kids giggling. Flowers blooming. Tall grass swaying in the breeze. A duck paddling on a pond. Where are we? The corner of NW 11th and Marshall, in Tanner Springs Park. One wouldn’t normally associate “Pearl District” with “peaceful,” but over here at the north end we’re kind of on the edge. Over by […]
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 […]
Update: As of January 2018, this trail is closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Check the National Forest website for the latest info. If you want to know what hiking in the Pacific Northwest is all about, it comes down to three things: mountains, oceans, and forests filled with waterfalls. For that third category, I […]
I got out this week to do one of the best hikes in Oregon at one of the best times to do it: Silver Falls State Park in spring. The water is raging. The trees are brilliant green. The temperature is perfect. The crowds aren’t bad — yet. Granted, I did this on a Wednesday, which […]
As I keep working on updating my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland, this week I got out to one of the best hikes in the Columbia River Gorge: Hamilton Mountain. It’s a hike that pretty much has it all: easy access, gradual ascent, scenery along the way, two nice waterfalls, a view on […]