Category Archives: holidays

#OptOutside on Black Friday, Nov. 25

Go with #trailsnotsales on Friday, Nov. 25 and #OptOutside with REI and families across the country. There are much better ways to spend the day after Thanksgiving than joining the masses in stores. In Oregon, all Oregon State Parks that … Continue reading

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[Belated] Wednesday photo of the week: Christmas Day walk

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Monday thought of the week: to live life in radical amazement

A thought: The great teacher Abraham Joshua Heschel once said that our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. This holiday season, pass along this gift. As Heschel advised, take nothing for granted: “Everything is phenomenal; everything is … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: Christmas Day stroll

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Wednesday photo of the week: Merry Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas!

We have a lot to be thankful for, and I am especially thankful for the opportunity to get outside as a family today (at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood, OR) and get a not-often-enough taken photo of the … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day to Me!

A few things I just want to share: – Debi of the blog Go Explore Nature posted about “some of the wonderful dads out there helping to get kids outside,” in honor of Father’s Day: Dads Who Blog About Getting … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a day to serve

Today Patrick and I intended to go to Tryon Creek State Park for a service day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to pull invasive plants that choke out native ones (English Ivy, mainly). However, we realized the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

We hope you can find some time to be outside and explore nature during the holidays… – Michael, Catherine, and Patrick

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Wednesday photo of the week: tree hunt

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