Just a 10-minute drive from Portland, amid the scenery of Esther Short Park, a bevy of the tastiest microbrews in the Northwest plays boozy mistletoe to thirsty lips at the 3rd annual Vancouver Winter Brewfest. This celebration of the season's best beers features sudsy delights from more than 40 breweries, including ales and hoppy bold IPAs from across the United States, plus a special spotlight on German beers (such as Radeberger and Grevensteiner). In addition to the surplus of suds and abundance of food vendors, what makes Vancouver Winter Brewfest worth a visit are the 11 Vancouver breweries and the large heated tent with festive decorations.
Audubon Society of Portland's mission was solidified in 1902, when a few like-minded conservationists came together to found the organization. In their own words, this group set out "to use any and all lawful means for the protection of the wild birds and animals for the State of Oregon and elsewhere."
Their first success came quickly, when the Society helped pass the Model Bird Law in 1903, which protected native birds from being shot and sold. Since then, the Society has advocated for countless creatures, from northern spotted owls to wild salmon, the latter of which kind of look like birds if you squint really hard.
Today, the Society stands more than 15,000 strong. The support of these members helps maintain nature sanctuaries with hiking trails, fund educational initiatives, and run a care center. The care center is an especially vital resources, as it rehabilitates approximately 3,000 animals every year and responds to thousands of wildlife-related injuries.
At Sunset Athletic Club, you'll finally be able to start the tennis doubles league you've always wanted. With some of the best courts in Portland, you're ready to start. Now.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this gym for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Take the kids along too — this gym is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Intensity is key to realizing your fitness dreams. With the rigor of a cross fit workout, intensity won't be a problem.
You'll be amazed at what results a personal trainer can achieve for you when you trust their guidance. Why don't you sign up for a session to see?
Learn how to defend yourself with kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Can a giant octopus run a 5K? Yes, as long as it's Portland's annual Starlight Run. Approximately 5,500 runners compete in the event, and many of them do so while dressed in some of the most imaginative costumes around. Imagine everything from ballerinas to superheroes to a giant six-pack of beer running through downtown Portland at dusk in front of 200,000 cheering spectators, and you'll have a clear picture of the event or the makings of a bizarre dream. But the run is just one facet of the festivities.
After crossing the finish line, competitors (and spectators are welcome, too) recharge at the afterparty, a celebration featuring live music, food and beverages. Each participant receives a coupon for a free dinner at Portland-area Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurants.
In her two-plus decades in the fitness industry, master trainer and owner of Miss Fit Adventures Nikki Becker has compiled a pretty impressive resume filled with certifications and specialties. But perhaps her most important attribute is her genuine desire to help others reach their goals.
Using the canyons, mountains, and rivers of the Pacific Northwest as her playground, Nikki along with the Miss Fit Adventures team leads fitness enthusiasts into the wild during rewarding outdoors experiences. The team also leads one-on-one training sessions and fitness classes under the sturdy roof of the Miss Fit studio in Portland, which keeps extraterrestrials from learning too much about human fitness routines.
Stride Strong Physical Therapy's offices are clean and comfortable to ensure your best health in Portland.
To suit the varying needs of patients, this medical facility offers a range of services, including physicals and medical checkups.
If alternative remedies are what you're seeking, this clinic is the place for you.
This clinic may be an appointment-only establishment, but they offer a wide range of time slots to suit your personal needs.
When you wake up not feeling well, you can turn to a doctor at Stride Strong Physical Therapy and get the treatment you need.