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    • Threat Dynamics

      There I was. I ducked and dove. Time was of the essence, but so was keeping my composure. Deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Composure was key in that rescue situation. The…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Peter Buck

      R.E.M., the band, is best known for being the kings of alternative rock in Atlanta, Georgia. And, while Atlanta is about as far away from Portland, Oregon as you can…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Summer Sun

      There is a problem with all these sunny days in Oregon. I know, you’re probably saying to yourself “That’s crazy. How could sun be a problem?” Well, here’s the problem.…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Chair Lift

      I’ll be honest. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again because my therapist says it helps to talk about things that frighten you. I’m afraid of heights. I…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Haunted Forest

      The Enchanted Forest is the Northwest’s version of Knotts Berry Farm but without the corporate undertones. Filled with rides, waterslides, whimsy, and fun, the Enchanted Forest located an hour south…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • 4th of July

      If the Rose Festival is the unofficial official kick off of the summer (which has long bene my contention), the Fourth of July is the highlight. Fourth of July in…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Second Profession

      One of the very best things about Portland is that if you’re a beer lover, like me, there is always a new brewery to try. They never get old nor…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Maryhill

      “What is it?” This is Rafael. He’s a bit of a boorish person, if you want to know the truth. At least when it comes to the finer things. “Its…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Pumpkin Ridge Zipline

      Human Beings have always been fascinated by flight. Since the dawn of time, seemingly, we have tried to harness the power of flight—and I think we have always been a…

      Written by Rick Sadle
    • Rose Festival

      I’ve always said that the unofficial official kick off for summer in Portland, Oregon is the Rose Festival. This year’s event is fast approaching—May 25th through June 10th at Tom…

      Written by Rick Sadle