Recreation

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Behind the Scenes of the July/August Cover Shoot

Contributing photographer Amanda Conde and 1859’s design team, Aimee Jameson and Guy Olson, took to the backroads of Central Oregon to photograph Homegrown Chef Carrie Cook Minns for the July/August cover. Hilarity ensued.

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Oregon Trip Planner: Mt. Hood Territory

In August of 1859 the mountain that Native Americans knew as Wy’East gently cleared its throat, spitting smoke minutely and spilling lava ungenerously down the southern flank of the Cascade peak we now call Mt. Hood. Ensuing decades proved that Mt. Hood could wake with the tap of climbing pitons, give with the carve of a ski edge, sleep with the shush of its rivers and provide a hospitable canopy for generations of outdoor pursuits. Oregon’s tallest peak became its center point. Its stature among Mt. Hood’s denizens and visitors has endured.

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Dinghies in the Gorge

Long before they came back in smaller craft, the Spanish, the English and the French hoisted sails in the names of their crowns and pulled up the windy Columbia Gorge. Explorers first, they admired the sheer basalt cliffs, the towering pines and the plunging falls along her banks. As sailors, though, they took note of the strong wind in the Gorge.

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Rodeo Life: Buffoonery, Bulls and Bravery

Rodeo clowns are actors performing dangerous improvisational theater before live audiences. Wearing multicolored masks layered in gaudy grease paint, they symbolize ancient Greek muses. Protecting and liberating the rider from calamity is the job of Melpomene, the scowling face of Tragedy. Meanwhile Thalia, the smiley face of Comedy, is busy court-jesting and regaling children with tomfoolery. How well the theatrical performance is received depends, in large part, on the chemistry between these two opposing forces—Tragedy and Comedy.

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Fried Egg I’m in Love

1859 Food Cartographer Brynn Opsahl ate at Fried Egg I’m in Love on SE Hawthorne in Portland and the fare lived up to the hype – Brynn is in love.

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Oregon’s Music Festivals are a Summer Highlight

Waterfront Blues Festival Blues fans should mark their calendars for the 2012 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival July 4 – 8 on the waterfront in downtown Portland. The festival features 150 acts and four stages, along with cool extras like “Blues” cruises on the Willamette, intimate “After-Hours All-Stars Concerts” in the Marriott Hotel Ballroom, and a fireworks display on opening night.

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Rodeo Season in Oregon

Summer is rodeo season in Oregon. Check out this list of Oregon’s premier summer rodeos then get out and get your cowpoke on!

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Portland Squared – Friday Gallery

On May 19, 2012 the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers hosted the first PDX Squared photography event. Portland photographers, both professional and emerging, were invited to enter the contest, aimed at documenting the culture of Portland. The ASMP took one square mile of downtown Portland and divided it into forty-nine squares, with each photographer claiming a square as their territory.

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Portland Squared – Thursday Gallery

On May 19, 2012 the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers hosted the first PDX Squared photography event. Portland photographers, both professional and emerging, were invited to enter the contest, aimed at documenting the culture of Portland. The ASMP took one square mile of downtown Portland and divided it into forty-nine squares, with each photographer claiming a square as their territory.