Up to Powell Butte, 28 August 2022

Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 200 Ah, Powell Butte. Sitting on the far southeast edge of Portland, it's an extinct volcanic butte of 600 feet in elevation. Unlike some of the other buttes in Portland, like Rocky Butte or Mount Tabor, Powell Butte is wide, with a wide-open meadow dominating the plateau-like top. It's a great place to... Continue Reading →

Ride Report: Creek Country Ramblers, 13 August 2022

Johnson Creek at Johnson Creek Park. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 100 I love exploring Johnson Creek, the waterway that marks the southern boundary of the city of Portland. I've featured it on several rides I've done. But I've never made the creek (and several of its tributaries) the focus of a ride. So I was excited to... Continue Reading →

Whitaker Pond Ramble, 7 March 2022

Whitaker Ponds Natural Area is a place that I've known about for a long time, and would occasionally pass on a bike ride. It's a small natural area consisting of two ponds adjacent to the Columbia Slough, a bit of wild that remained while industry grew around it. Even though I love spots like this,... Continue Reading →

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