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A guide to sports, parks, outdoor activities and all things fitness.

Portland Scores Top-10s in Running, Triathlon
Portland, Oregon, is already "Bike Town USA." Now we can boast our top-10 standings in running and triathlon, too.

Portland Timbers Schedule
Find out when the Portland Timbers are playing during the 2011 season.

World Cup 2010
The World Cup soccer tournament kicks off this week (June 11) and lasts for a month. It's always more fun to watch the game with other rowdy fans. Here's a list of locations that are planning to show some or all of the games:

Portland Off-Leash Dog Parks
Dog owners in this city are extremely lucky. We have the option to legally allow our dogs off-leash in designated off-leash areas. Remember, not all off-leash areas are fenced, so use your discretion when choosing the best one for you and your dog. Find out where there's an off-leash park in your neighborhood.

GORP
Skiing, hiking, rafting, and more. Find out where to go, what to bring, and connect with organized trips.

Portland Rock Climbing Gyms

Rock Climbing is an amazing workout. Find the Portland rock climbing gym that's closest to you. 

Mount Tabor Park
There are lots of reasons to visit this SE Portland park.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Mount Hood and Mount Bachelor are two premiere destinations for Oregon skiing and snowboarding. Find out details about the top resorts for winter fun.

Portland Winter Activities

Where to go for winter fun in Portland, Oregon.

Outdoor Oregon
Your guide to all things outdoors in our beautiful state. Find out about sporting events, activities, travel opportunities and more.

Golf & Country Club Memberships
Find out about the golf clubs in Oregon so you can decide which one is right for you.

March Wellness
If you want it all and you don't mind paying for it, this might be the gym for you.

LA Fitness
LA Fitness is giving 24-hour fitness a run for its money.

Training Groups & Running Clubs
Running and walking are very popular ways to stay fit in Portland. Joining a local running group is a great way to get involved.

Hiking in Portland
One of the best things about this city is that you can escape to the woods without going very far. Explore the trails within the city of Portland, and see why Portlanders love a day at the park.

Curves for Women
See why this gym is so popular with women all over the country.

Nature Walks in Portland
Join a guided nature walk presented by the City of Portland.

24-Hour Fitness
This gym never closes, so you can work out anytime.

Portland Marathan
Details about the yearly Portland Marathon

Get Pumped: Ventura Park Offers Cyclists a Dirt Pumptrack to Build Skills
Portland, Oregon, aka "Bike Town USA," is expanding its dirt riding option with the city's first pumptrack. Located in Ventura Park, the pumptrack offers an affordable, accessible, fun way for riders of all ages to get a workout in a safe environment.

Riverplace Athletic Club
This downtown health club is one of Portland's premier places to get fit.

Explore Sauvie's Island
Experience the beauty of Sauvie's Island through photos.

July 2013 Events Calendar
The Fourth of July ramps up the month with plenty of festivities, color bursts and booms, but there are plenty of other events all month long to make the summer of 2013 a memorable one. There's an amazing assortment of free events this summer with a dizzying array in July, including OPS Shakespeare Fest, Free Movies in the Park, Free Concerts in the Park, Sundown at Ecotrust, two beer festivals and several street fairs. Good luck with keeping up with it all -- but it's a great problem to have!

Portland's Top 11 Bike Shops
Portland couldn't be the best bike city in the country without a full host of excellent bike shops. Here are our 11 favorites, covering everything from commuters to kids' bikes to ultra-fancy race steeds.

Lloyd Athletic Club
This neighborhood gym is a great place to get moving.

Portland Park - Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Check out this hidden gem of a park in SE Portland.

ClubSport
This isn't just a gym, it's a complete sports complex.

Golf & Country Club Memberships
Find out about the golf clubs in Oregon so you can decide which one is right for you.

Outdoor Oregon
Your guide to all things outdoors in our beautiful state. Find out about sporting events, activities, travel opportunities and more.

Skiing, Sledding and Tubing Around Portland
Find out what you need to know before you head out for some outdoor winter near Portland, OR.

Portland Gyms
We'll help you decide which health club is best for you.

GORP
Skiing, hiking, rafting, and more. Find out where to go, what to bring, and connect with organized trips.

Ice Skating Rinks in Portland
Find out where the skating rinks are in Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon, to Portland Place, London, by Bike
The Portland, Oregon, to Portland Place, London, ride assembles architects and urban planners to explore the land on two wheels, analyzing what works and what doesn't for cyclists in the cities along the way. The group will then compile those findings and present them to policy makers in an attempt to improve cycling infrastructure in cities. Portland, Oregon, is Bike Town USA -- what better place to start?

Portland Bicycling Clubs
Find a group of biking enthusiasts and ride into the sunset.

Portland's Sports Teams
See who they are, where they play, and how to get tickets.

Portland's Bike to Work Week 2013
May 13th through 17th of 2013 is National Bike to Work Week, and Friday is the big target: National Bike to Work Day. Have you been meaning to give bike commuting a try, or perhaps you've let a good habit fall by the wayside? Now's your chance to get back in the swing, and add some exercise while lessening your stress on the way to and from the office.

Nike Protest and Lance Armstrong's Local Fallout
After protests hit the Nike headquarters, the company reverses its stance and drops lance Armstrong as a sponsored athlete.

Portland Cracks Top Three in Healthiest Cities in America Ratings
Thanks in large part to an abundance of urban parks, commuters walking, cycling or using public transportation, and a whole lot of farmers' markets, Portland slotted in as the third healthiest city according to the American Fitness Index.

Portland Trail Blazers Schedule 2012/13
The Portland Trail Blazers tip off the 2012/13 season at the Rose Garden next week. Check out the home and away schedule as well as T.V. times for the entire season.

2013 Portland World Naked Bike Ride in Photos
Close to 10,000 cyclists took to the streets for the annual Portland World Naked Bike Ride to advocate for cyclists' rights, speak out against reliance on oil and usher in the new Cyclepedia exhibit to the Portland Art Museum.

Portland's Top Thanksgiving Destinations and Events
Thanksgiving events in Portland include the annual Turkey Trots. Get out there and earn those calories!

Oregon Skiing and Snowboarding
Oregon's skiing is nationally renowned -- in large part due to the facts that there's skiing on Mount Hood all summer long, and that Mount Bachelor has grown into one of the biggest resorts in the nation. There's a whole lot to discover, including the country's biggest night skiing area, some smaller -- but still excellent -- resorts, and family...

Best Disc Golf Courses and Resources in and around Portland
Disc golf courses abound all around Portland, Oregon and the Northwest. It's a low-cost, low-key and super-fun way to spend your day in a park with friends.

Down and Dirty: Cyclocross Races in and Around Portland
While most cyclists yearn for spring and summer, in Portland a good contingent prays for puddles and achieves peak fitness in the fall for cyclocross. The sport of cyclocross is growing rapidly across the country, but nowhere is it as popular as in Portland, where race participation often tops 1,500.

Cycling the Historic Columbia River Highway: New Bike Path Segment
The Historic Columbia River Highway offers spectacular views and little traffic -- making it a favorite route for cyclists. Now a new segment of bike path makes it possible to ride all the way to Cascade Locks, Oregon, without needing to navigate Interstate 84.

Pedal or drive the Historic Coumbia River Highway, just outside of Portland
The Historic Columbia River Highway is a quick and easy escape from Portland, and it offers spectacular views all along its route. Whether by car, motorcycle or bicycle, this popular excursion offers unparalleled views of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as up close looks at stunning waterfalls and hikes galore -- from challenging to mellow.

2013 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show
Oregon's top frame builders, and other bike artisans, assemble annually for the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. If you're into bikes, it's an event not to miss!

Early Season 2014 Bicycle Races in and around Portland
Bicycle racing in the Portland area kicks off with the Jack Frost Time Trial, ramps up with the Dirty Circles Road Races in March, and hits a peak with the big Gorge Roubaix road race weekend at the end of March.

Portland's Cycling Brands
Portland has a well-deserved reputation as the bicycle capital of America. Here's a roundup of some of the most prominent bike businesses in and around the city.

Weekly Vancouver Lake Time Trial Series Tests Cyclists, from Beginner to Pro
The Vancouver Lake Time Trial offers cyclists an opportunity to improve and test themselves in a safe, welcoming, non-intimidating environment.

Plaid Pantry Stores Provide Bike Essentials State-Wide
Oregon-based convenience store chain Plaid Pantry now offers Bicycle Aid Stations at each of its 109 locations throughout Oregon and Washington, complete with flat repair kits, basic tools and a floor pump.

2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game Comes to Portland
Portland, Oregon hosts the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, where Major League Soccer's brightest stars will face off against the 2013 FIFA Club World Champions, Bayern Munich

Criterium Bicycle Races in and around Portland
Our round-up of the best criterium bicycle races in and around Portland, Oregon -- from the Volkswagen Stumptown Crit to the Franz Bakery Crit to the Cirque du Cycling on North Mississippi Street.

Get on the Soccer Pitch! Cascadia 7v7 Brewer's Cup
Portland's Cascadia 7v7 Brewer's Cup gives locals the chance to get on the soccer pitch the weekend of August 9th and 10th. Divisions include Open Women, Open Men, recreational men, and Men over 35 years of age.

Kennedy Cup Brings Top Northwest Soccer Talent to Portland Tournament
The J.F. Kennedy Memorial Tournament pits the top amateur talent from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia against one another as they each attempt to bring home the prestigious Kennedy Cup. The event takes place at Portland's Buckman Field in conjunction with the Cascadia 7v7 Tournament on August 9th and 10th, 2014.

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