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Be at the stage area on August 19th at 12pm to join Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster at PCT DAYS for an engaging 75-minute seminar full of trail tested tips, regional trip advice & outdoor gear. CLICK HERE to learn more!
Next Adventure & Outdoor Viewfinder have teamed up to offer a series of photography classes! These classes will improve your photography and you’ll have a great time during guided hikes at the best times of year at amazing locations in Oregon. All participants are eligible to enter a photo contest, which will be held in Portland 2-3 weeks after the last class. Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot! CLICK HERE to book now!

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Deek and Bryan really are just “two local guys” who have put their hearts and souls into building a small business that allows them to share their love of the outdoors and support their own outdoor adventures with family and friends. This simple mission has continued to inspire Deek and Bryan, and their staff at Next Adventure for more than 17 years. If you are looking for great deals on used or new gear, be sure to go to Next Adventure, located at 426 SE Grand Ave in Portland. CLICK HERE to shop online or to find out what is going on from classes to tours to community events!
Introducing the all-new Granite Gear Crown2 60, an ultralight yet ultra-comfortable multi-day pack. This pack boasts a patent-pending fully adjustable Re-Fit hip belt, new and innovative Air-Current Mark 2 compression molded PP frame sheet with molded foam back panel, and bonus lid (removable), weighing in at only 2.2lbs. The Crown 2 60L has a fixed, non-adjustable torso length that is offered in 3 torso sizes. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!

For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Aether/Ariel AG ™ Series has a pedigree like no other pack. This season, Osprey has put the bar out of reach by combining Anti-Gravity™ technology with customizable fit and innovative features to create a more capable and comfortable pack for long-haul load carrying on any multi-day excursion. Aether AG™ is available in 60 liter, 70 liter, and 85 liter sizes. The women’s specific Ariel AG™ is available in 55 liter, 65 liter, and 75 liter sizes. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
The Zulu 40 offers more room than a daypack, making it ideal for warm-weather overnights and all-day winter outings. Far lighter, cooler, and more trekkable than an alpine pack, but tough enough to withstand serious use, the Zulu 40 gives you the features and details of a full-sized pack without the weight or the bulk. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
The Vasque Breeze III was born on the trail. It’s there that Vasque gathered the insights to inspire the next generation of their best-selling trail hiking boot. Stronger, quicker and wiser than ever, it’s proof to you that the trail never disappoints, as long as your gear is as committed as you. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
Big Agnes System bags provide a unique draping effect that feels more like the comforter on your own bed. When insulation material is compressed under your body, it loses most of its ability to insulate. Big Agnes eliminates the unnecessary bottom insulation and replace it with one of two pad sleeve designs to accommodate the pad which provides the insulation. This design provides a secure foundation and keeps you on the pad all night. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!

Delivering the best night’s sleep you can have…that was our goal when Sea to Summit designed their sleeping mats. The Air Sprung Cell ™ technology and application specific designs make crafting your perfect sleep system a reality whether you are an alpinist, a car camper or both! CLICK HERE to learn about or purchase the award-winning UltraLight Mat, Comfort Plus Mat, or Comfort Plus Insulated Mat!
Sierra Designs’ best-selling, most iconic tent is back! It’s been redesigned to have more usable interior space, a taller peak height, and more gear storage all without an increase in weight (and a lower MSRP). The single door, single vestibule, and all-mesh body make it the perfect minimalist shelter for those looking to travel light and fast. For more info or to purchase CLICK HERE!
Launched in 2011, Woolpower LITE was created to fill the need for a thinner, athletic base layer. This line offers a cooler alternative for high level activity and warmer climates. Worn alone, LITE keeps you cool and comfortable in the heat of summer. When paired with our Ullfrotté Original mid-layers, our LITE collection locks in heat and wicks moisture to provide layered protection against the cold. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. CLICK HERE to learn about the important role that the USFS plays in forest management and the diversity and complexity of the work underway on the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Oregonian Media Group is a media company that serves a variety of business and provides strategic advertising, digital, print, search, social and content marketing – locally, regionally and nationally. As Oregon’s leading news source and publisher of The Oregonian / OregonLive, they have years of experience and deep connections in the community. How can they help you tell your story? CLICK HERE to contact them!

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Made in Seattle, USA The Mono [Moh-No] 2.0 (Monkey in Spanish) is a do everything, go everywhere adventure sandal. Whether you’re hiking, traveling, lounging, camping, running, spelunking, or anything else-ing, this is your go-to footwear….for more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
The Toaks 550 ml Titanium Pot is a good solution for boiling water, freezer bag cooking, hot cereals, soups, and hot drinks. Gradation in measured in ml and oz, it comes with lockable grip lid and a mesh storage sack. At 550 ml (18.6 fl oz) this pot is perfectly sized for the solo adventurer, CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase!
Brooks Range created the Alpha Softshell jacket which uses two different Polartec® fabrics for users that are looking for one layer of clothing that can be used for both dynamic and static activities. The core of the jacket uses Alpha® insulation that will allow you to regulate your body temperature better than the “standard” polyester insulation. CLICK HERE to learn more or to purchase!
Klymit’s signature body-mapping technology and strategically placed non-slip zones hold the insulated Hammock V pad in place while you sleep. Lightweight and compact, the Insulated Hammock easy to pack and inflates faster than you can hang your Hammock. CLICK HERE to learn more or to purchase!
The L7 is an LED flashlight that can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh elements, but is also extremely bright and compact. The L7 flashlight proves that these two things do not need to be mutually exclusive. This powerful LED light features the Advanced Focus System™ for one-handed near-to-far focusing. It is also constructed out of shock-resistant polycarbonate making it lightweight, shatter, and temperature-resistant. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!

Leatherman - Rebar

With the new Rebar, Leatherman fans will immediately recognize the iconic box-like shape found in Tim Leatherman’s original PST design. The Rebar pliers have been optimized for strength and feature replaceable wire/hard-wire cutters—a first for a four-inch tool from Leatherman. With all the features to get even the toughest jobs done, in a smaller, slimmer size, the new Rebar is sure to be an instant hit on job sites and home projects the world over. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
Brooks Range created the Alpha Softshell jacket which uses two different Polartec® fabrics for users that are looking for one layer of clothing that can be used for both dynamic and static activities. The core of the jacket uses Alpha® insulation that will allow you to regulate your body temperature better than the “standard” polyester insulation. CLICK HERE to learn more or to purchase!
Danner partnered with Vibram to forge a new path in hiking footwear for men and women. The Mountain 600 defines a new category in hiking boots they call Performance Heritage, combining classic styling with lightweight innovation. The Danner Mountain 600 features the Vibram SPE (Specialized Performance Elastomer) midsole, an all-new, technical compound engineered to deliver greater comfort and flexibility. Created with a unique co-polymer blend of synthetic natural rubber and EVA, this midsole improves resiliency, cushioning, and durability, while minimizing weight. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
The ZEREOGRAM PCT UL 2 is a lightweight double-wall freestanding tent, good for long-distance hiking. The DAC single-hub pole assembly saves weight and sets up easily, both side vent helps control condensation, the vestibule area offers sufficient room so you can cook in bad weather, and 2 pockets offer storage options. To learn more or to purchase, CLICK HERE!

Therm-a-rest - NeoAir® XLite™ MAX SV

The NeoAir® XLite™ MAX SV mattress offers superior 3-season warmth and packability with the convenience of the new SpeedValve™ design. Using simple physics, the special valve allows you to inflate your insulated mattress twice as fast as traditional valves, with a fraction of the effort. See how fast you’ll feel at home in the backcountry with the comfort, warmth and stability of the mattress’s patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix™ construction and reflective ThermaCapture™ Barrier technology. And when it’s time to hit the trail, the patent-pending, auto-reversing valve deflates the ultralight mattress almost instantly. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
Platypus’ newest innovation, the DuoLock™ SoftBottle™ flexible water bottle features a groundbreaking dual-locking cap for double the leak protection. This flexible bottle is easy to fill and carry, making it great for day hikes or any adventure. Features include: Wide mouth opening eases filling and cleaning; bottle is dishwasher safe, taste-free materials ensure unwanted tastes won’t ruin water freshness, shaped to make it easy to grip, tip, and sip or pour, BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free. CLICK HERE to learn more or to purchase!
LEKI’s new Dynamic Suspension System is a refined solution to reducing pole shock and vibration on the trail. The DSS is featured on LEKI’s Micro Carbon as a sophisticated, ultralite, super compact, yet FULLY functional answer to the growing “folding” pole category now features SpeedLock 2 for even more weight savings and secure performance. The push-button release mechanism allows for quick, easy assembly and knock-down to just 15.5″. The TÜV-certified Speed​​Lock 2 provides a 20cm adjustment range. With Aergon Thermo foam grips and super lightweight carbon shafts, these trekking poles will be your constant companion and one of your most useful tools on the trail and peaks. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!
Introducing Klean Kanteen’s special #BreakFreeFromPlastic Insulated Tumbler 16oz Bundle, great for morning coffee, afternoon smoothie or night time beer. High performance, double-wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks hot for 4 hours and iced for 20 hours. Also includes two lids, the Tumbler Lid to keeps splashing to a minimum and the Straw Lid Set for easy hydrating and sipping on the go or at home. Get an awesome bundle that supports an even more important movement. Bundle includes: 16oz Tumbler w/ Lid + Straw Lid Set. For more info or to purchase, CLICK HERE!

Each Landmark purchase supports at-risk youth as they learn to reach their full potential through rafting, camping, mountain biking and rock climbing trips. Our charitable partner, GOAT (Great Outdoor Adventure Trips), uses the great outdoors as a platform to mentor and train over 1,000 kids each summer. The Landmark Project designs, prints, and fulfills every order in-house, giving us the ability to provide some of these kids with real-world job experiences like basic print and design. We believe that engaging kids through nature and teaching them life skills will help motivate them to finish school, be employable, and enter adulthood as self-sufficient, responsible leaders. CLICK HERE to learn more, purchase apparel, or make a donation!

In the year 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as its 33rd state. In 2009, Oregon’s first statewide cultural magazine was born with 1859. Originally a quarterly publication, 1859 transitioned to a bi-monthly magazine with the July | August 2012 issue. 1859 became a monthly magazine in July 2016. In an intelligent and beautiful format, 1859 explores the landscapes, the personalities, the movers and shakers, the history and the architecture that is the jewel of the Pacific Northwest. For a great resource on Oregon, be sure to CLICK HERE!
Willamette Week (WW) is an alternative weekly newspaper and a website published in Portland, Oregon, United States, since 1974. It features reports on local news, politics, sports, business and culture. Willamette Week is the only weekly newspaper to have had one of its reporters, Nigel Jaquiss, win a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. It is also the first newspaper to have won a Pulitzer for a story first published online. For a wide-range of Portland-based news, CLICK HERE!