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A Freewheeling Long Weekend in Portland, Ore.

Oregon’s determinedly quirky city makes for a boredom-free three-day escape—especially on two wheels. Here, a guide on where to stay, eat, caffeinate and bike all over the city.
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Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon

Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon


Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon offers you forty-six of the area’s best hikes. All of them within about an hour’s drive of the Portland metropolitan area. From Mount St. Helens to Mount hood to the Pacific Coast. This updated edition offers even more hikes: year-round hiking on the coast, treks into subalpine territory with views of the Hich Cascade fire peaks, and three in-town hikes in Forest Park. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a daylong hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from.
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Portland Store Aims To Prove That Dads Aren’t Babysitters, They’re Parents

Don Hudson, a dad of four, has been called a babysitter too many times to count. “It’s an insult,” he told The Huffington Post. “We’re not babysitting. We’re parenting. They’re our kids.”

That’s why he opened Seahorses, a father-focused store and community space that’s proving dads are parents, too.

Seahorses opened in Portland, Oregon, on June 17, 2015. Hudson, whose kids are 1, 3, 5 and 25, told HuffPost that through Seahorses, he wants to give dads a voice that “accurately reflects their parenting.” The store’s products include baby carriers, strollers, diaper bags and toys. Hudson described the merchandise he chooses as “practical and innovative products that make life easier.” 

Though the front part of Seahorses, aptly named for the seahorse father’s important role in parenting, is the retail area, Hudson prefers to call it a “place” rather than a store. Seahorses hosts events like dad workshops, preschool kid cooking lessons, baby sign language classes and parenting playdates. The back part of Seahorses is also a place for the Portland community.

“The back half of the place, that’s where I’ve got my enclosed kids’ area with the countertops where dads ― or moms ― can sit around and use the Wi-Fi and have a cup of coffee, let the kids play for a minute, take a break from parenting for five minutes and breathe,” Hudson told HuffPost. 

Store manager Cari Wolverton admitted that when Seahorses first opened, the community was hesitant.

“It was a new idea when we opened our doors,” she said. “We didn’t know who was going to come in or who was interested in the concept.” 

Now, the store has been named one of the best places in Portland to shop for kids. Hudson credits that to the store’s appeal to multiple communities, not just dads.

“Over time it’s been recognized in the community as a legitimate kids’ store where you can get these really cool products in a very comfortable environment that appeals to not just dads, but the LGBTQ community and moms as well,” he said. “It seems to appeal to everybody.”

Hudson hopes that one day Seahorses will become a resource for communities across the country. For now, he’s proud that his idea has defied stereotypes and inspired other fathers.

“We’ve successfully conveyed the message that dads are competent parents. We’re not a bunch of bumbling idiots like the media portrays,” he said. “If you leave the kid alone with dad, he’s not going to be home stuck to the wall. Not everyone puts sharpie marker on their kids’ eyebrows just to get a good picture out of it. We’re in the trenches, too.”

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Denco Portland Trail Blazers Rolling Soft Luggage

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Portland Homeless Stop Lewd Behavior By Pushing Over Porta Potty

Porta Potties are disgusting enough to begin with, so seeing a man repeatedly expose himselffrom inside one while the door is open understandably made some witnesses quite touchy.

Confronted with just such a situation on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, a group of homeless people took matters into their own hands. They forced a man to stop pleasing himself in the public toilet by tipping over the can while the alleged defiler was inside, KATU TV reports.

Witnesses said they were disgusted by a 48-year-old homeless man who brazenly touched himself in the john.

(He) was flashing us over and over again, and we asked him multiple times and told him to stop and he wouldn’t,” a woman said, according to Willamette Week.

Finally, somebody suggested toppling the toilet might be just the way to get the masturbating man to come around to their position against misusing the facilities.

The incident was immortalized on a cellphone video.

It worked. The grabby guy was covered in fecal matter when Portland Fire and Rescue crews arrived to free him, according to KOMONews.com.

Other than being covered in poop, the man was uninjured, KOIN.com reports.

Sgt. Willie Halliburton told the station the masturbator would not be cited for his actions.

“I think justice has been done,” he said. “I’m not going to cite him or anything. I’m just going to give him a stern warning.”

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Miss Fanatic Portland Trail Blazers Ladies Game Girl Triangle String Bikini Set – Black

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COURTYARD PORTLAND TIGARD

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Our Tigard, OR hotel is minutes from Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville and Tualatin and just eight miles from downtown Portland. We’re close to key companies such as Leviton, Tyco International and Mentor Graphics, as well as the Bridgeport Village Shopping Center, Langdon Farms Golf Club, and Woodburn Outlet Mall.The BISTRO.eat.drink.connect – The BISTRO open daily for breakfast, we proudly brew Starbucks coffee. Healthy, fast and fresh full service breakfast. Dinner and full bar available nightly 5pm-10pm. Beer, wine and cocktails. Soup, salad, burgers, ribs, chicken. Seasonal specials.Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll love the smart design of our Tigard Portland Courtyard hotel. Our Tigard Portland, OR hotel features stylish, modern decor and our spacious rooms offer 32″ flat screen televisions with premium cable as well as complimentary wireless internet access. Come experience The Bistro, where you can Eat, Drink and Connect with our hearty breakfast or evening dinner with cocktails. Unwind in our indoor pool, whirlpool, or fitness room, we also offer complimentary passes to Bally Total Fitness. The attentive staff at our Tigard Courtyard hotel is at your se
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Feel Good Fashion: Parisian Chic Style of Portland Fashion Designer Michelle Decourcy

Portland has plenty of interesting fashion looks and creative self-expressions seen everyday throughout the city in different neighborhoods.

Yes, people living out different lifestyles, mixing and matching what appeals to their own personal taste, and I appreciate the vibrant array of self-directed fashion views that Portland peeps take on each and every one of them.

However what continues, to draw my attention is well-crafted elegance. Yes, designs that spell simple glamour, like the Parisian chic style of Portland fashion designer Michelle Decourcy.

Why?

“I like to feel good,” so says Decourcy.

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography by Travis Geny

Okay, sounds easy enough. What else?

“And I like to turn to my closet for inspiration and design my collections from what I wear every day.”

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography byTravis Geny

Furthermore, what I like about the custom made designs by Decourcy is the deeply rooted fashion reflection of Parisian quality, sophisticated fabrics, (French lace) and silhouettes that move, and groove with the female body.

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography by Travis Geny

Others agree, The Stylist Kimberly Warner writes, “Michelle DeCourcy’s meteoric rise in the fashion industry has made her one of the industry’s shooting stars. Michelle burst onto the scene when Norah Jones wore her dress to the 2003 Grammy Awards.”

Decourcy, a muse of many talents, when not in studio meeting clients and designing her bridal collection, and ready-to-wear fashion, is living large on stage as a rock star in her band called the Rock Tarts, performing the music of the 80’s, 90’s, and now some of her own original tunes.

How does Decourcy maintain her creative fire?

“When it’s not fun anymore, stop.”

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography by Travis Geny

I appreciate that kind of strength and joie de vivre as the French would say, so here are a few pieces from the bridal collection and ready-to-wear line that capture the Decourcy sparkle.

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography by Travis Geny

One final fashion tip when selecting or creating an outfit?

Decourcy says, “Keep in simple. Choose one body part to make a focused fashion statement, like the back, legs or chest. Invite mystery to be a part of your look, in other words, reveal a little and cover up the rest, and by all means feel good.”

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Model, Lauren Jewels and Photography by Travis Geny

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A New Walmart Supercenter Arrives in Portland

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