Next Adventure Blog

Build your own Stand-Up Paddleboard (or Canoe) paddle! Don Hollerich from Cedar Boatworks will demonstrate how to build an all wood bent shaft SUP Paddle from scratch or a kit. (Hands-on workshop) 

The Next Adventure disc golf team had a great time this past weekend at this years Kidfest held at Portland's Expo Center. We were given that opportunity to put on a disc golf demonstration which allowed kids to gain exposure to disc golf, learn about the game, and putt on mini and regulation baskets.

Register for the 2015 NWCC! If you wish to participate in both the Canyon Creek and Lewis River competitions, you must register for each one individually. Follow the links below for all the information, registration, and any other details you'll need to know. Happy paddling!

Next Adventure staffer Dan hails from the Island State, so paddling is his second nature behind only getting so pitted in the barrel. Dan just took the Solstice Bora Bora SUP for a rip down the Clackamas river and, although he was swimming more often than he would have liked, found this to be a great SUP! Read more for the full review!

Next Adventure staffer Rob lays edges down like his life depends on it. His most recent victim was the 2015 Volkl Gotama that he ripped around Timberline on some hidden stashes and groomers. These bad boys are boats, so he found once you get them up to speed, they destroy everything in their path. Read more for the full review!

Next Adventure staffer Dan (like most humans) doesn't enjoy cold feet, so to keep his dogs toasty while on cold water excursions he turns to the Neosport 5mm Hi Top Boot. These booties are a killer value and will provide a long life of warmth and durability. Read more for Dan's full review of these booties.

Portlanders have many options when it comes to hiking trails. Which trail to hike? Local author Lisa Holmes has written a book to make that decision easier. Come hear her talk about some of her favorite winter hiking destinations near Portland.

Next Adventure staffer Haydn recently brought along the Wilderness Technology Light 20 Degree Sleeping Bag for a skate trip to Arizona. The Light 20 is a 20 degree sleeping bag that packs down into an impressive compact size thanks to the synthetic fill. Read more for Haydn's full review of this affordable, handy sleeping bag.

Looking to enjoy the outdoors this winter but aren't enamored with high-intensity winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding that can be hard on your joints? We've got five reasons why you should follow to your curiosity and give snowshoeing a try this winter. 


Join Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and Only The Essential producer Colin Arisman as he shares lessons learned first hand from his 2668 mile, 5 month journey on the trail. Whether you are planning a day hike or a 2668 mile thru-hike, Arisman will introduce the basics necessary to have a safe and meaningful experience on the Pacific Crest Trail.