The Columbia River Gorge is one of the ultimate hiking destinations here in the Pacific Northwest. Scenic drives, gorgeous waterfalls, and stunning views of the Columbia River leaves no question as to why this place has become such a popular …

One of the great things about living in Portland is that you’re always close to the most amazing spots on the planet. There is so much to do and see. Here is a short post on one of those adventures. …

U.S. Outdoor-20-Years-with-Mountain-Hardwear

A relationship doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time, effort and trust to develop a kinship. For 20 years, we here at U.S. Outdoor have been honored to represent the great outdoors along side our friends, Mountain Hardwear, one of the …

My spring break was spent in South Central Oregon at Summer Lake Hot Springs. The trip was meant to celebrate my ten year wedding anniversary. My wife picked out the hot springsbecause they are in the middle of nowhere, and …

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

In an effort to promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle, ranger districts within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest will be hosting a day (June, 9th) when families can enjoy free fishing and other outdoor activities. But what’s the “catch?” (all puns …

I Need a Vacation to Mt. Hood

“I need a vacation!” We have all said these words. In fact, I said them yesterday. In this day and age we live to work instead of working to live and most of our routines are mapped out: wake up, …