Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike, paddle, or bike ride? Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon details nearly forty of the best hikes, paddles, bike routes, and adventures within an hour’s drive from the Portland, Oregon, area. This book is perfect for the urban and suburbanite who may be hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home.
This guide not only include the best cycling, hiking, and paddling, but also ziplining, rock climbing, and disc golf - perfect for families!
Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, guide and published author based out of Portland, Oregon. He wrote as the Portland Hiking Examiner for Examiner.com and authored the bi-weekly column Portland Family Outdoors for Craigmore Creations. In addition to writing for Travel Oregon and Red Tricycle, his work has appeared in Northwest Travel, Portland Monthly, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Journal, and Backpacker Magazines. He was the co-host of the KEEN HybridLife Radio Show for its duration and now serves as a sponsored athlete for the company. He is the author of a number of guidebooks including Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington, and the forthcoming Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, all for Falcon Guides. Adam is also a professional guide, giving Columbia River Gorge tours for Hometown Advantage and Epicurean Excursion tours for Portland Walking Tours.