1859: Death and Rebirth on Vista Ridge

19 09 2017

Without a doubt, this is the most personal story I’ve written. My latest for 1859 details my heroin addiction. And how one hike in particular was the cornerstone to recovery. Click here to read it.

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25 Hikes on Oregon’s Tillamook Coast

17 09 2017

It’s finally here! My latest book project is about hiking in Tillamook County. From beach strolls to mountain summits. Old-growth forests, lighthouses, and waterfalls – there’s a little something for everybody. And all for the low, low price of $9.99 🙂 Click here to order.

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Northwest Travel & Life: The Undiscovered Blue Mountains of Washington and Oregon

1 07 2017

The Blue Mountains, or simply “the Blues,” occupy more than 4,000 square miles of eastern Oregon and Washington. Named by early settlers for the blue hue of their pine- and fir-lined ridges, they sprawl out southeast of Pendleton, Oregon, over to the Snake River along the border with Idaho, and up into Washington, where they occupy much of the land east of Walla Walla. The Blues are magical and, for the most part, undiscovered by Northwesterners. If you haven’t experienced them, you’re missing one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets.” Click here to read the whole story.

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Northwest Travel & Life: Unrivaled Northwest Rivers

1 06 2017

My latest feature for Northwest Travel & Life tells the stories of the region’s most iconic rivers. Click here to read them. Photo of the Columbia River.

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OnTrak Magazine: Crabs, craps, and crashing waves

11 04 2017

My first story for OnTrak Magazine details the perfect winter weekend in Coos Bay. Click here to read the story.

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Afternoon Live: Wildflower Hikes

11 04 2017

Spring = Wildflower hikes! Yesterday I was on Afternoon Live to talk about some of my favorites. Click here to watch the segment.

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Eater Portland: Portland’s Must-Have Food Cart Dishes

8 02 2017

Another hat I wear for Eater Portland is the new editor of the Best Food Cart Dishes Map. From the article:

“By any standard, Portland is arguably the mobile food capital of the US. In honor of the city’s defining food movement, this map features 21 of the best food cart dishes currently available.

As opposed to most cities, the mobile food scene in Portland is dominated by carts, not trucks. Thanks to a combination of factors including city ordinances, many of the best carts are typically allowed to reside in one place. Groups of Portland food carts have popped up across the city, and these groups are called pods.

Over the years, a number of carts have become cornerstones of the scene—offering reliably excellent dishes that have garnered international media attention. Some of these carts move on to become full-fledged brick-and-mortar restaurants, while others, for a variety of reasons, fail to make the cut. So remember, when you try a spot below, you’re trying what could become Portland’s next hottest restaurant.

From the old guard to the new kids, these are the 21 must-have food cart dishes in Portland, right now.”

Click here to check out the revamped and updated version! (Photo: Cheeseburger from Burger Stevens)

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