Joe Whittle writes about hiking canyons in the Wallowa Mountains with people whose ancestors traveled those lands since time immemorial.
Jennifer Perrine writes about how Oregonians of color are building relationships in the outdoors.
Bikes! Poetry! Prizes! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pedalpalooza, Portland's citywide summer bike fun celebration, with the followup to last year's sweetly successful Spoke'n Words ride! Join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and some of his poet friends for a unique and interactive Pedalpalooza bike ride through Portland. We'll roll to a playlist curated by Anis, experience poetic performances in some unexpected locations, and maybe even be inspired to write a bit ourselves as we explore the city. The ride will last approximately two hours, including stops and performances, with about 3.5 miles of mostly flat traveling. The ride will begin at Portland's Laurelhurst Park, on the southern shore of Firwood Lake and end near SE 34th & Belmont with an optional post-ride hangout.