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Be a Clean Water Warrior at the Great Willamette River Cleanup Pollution in our waterways leads to all sorts of bad stuff. It can poison the animals and macroinvertebrates that call the water environments home and this can have a deleterious effect on the whole aquatic ecosystem—native plants and animals die, invasive species move in, the ecosystem goes belly up. Where: Various sites along the Willamette River in Portland and surrounding areas and in the Willamette Valley When: October 5th @ 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., volunteer recognition and party to follow at 1 p.m. *This event is...
If you head into the wilderness, you should know how to use a map and compass.  Next Adventure is holding a FREE clinic to teach you land navigation skills on October 8, 2013, at 7 p.m.       Staying Found - an Introduction to Map & Compass - The trick for not getting lost is staying found.  Understanding how to use a map and a compass can help you keep tabs on where on earth you may be, especially when GPS doesn’t work.  Learn what all those squiggly lines on a map mean, how to use a compass, and add safety and comfort to your next...
Bike n' Beer Mania at Biketobeerfest Fact: Hopworks Urban Brewery makes great beer. Fact: There will be a lot of people showing up by bike on September 21st to drink said great beer. Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97202 When: September 21st @ 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. *This event is FREE and all ages It’s that time of year again when people congregate in Hopworks’ oversized parking lot and toast one…or two, or three…to celebrate the good times and good weather with family and friends. An event that combines...
Before you read about my recent adventure in the Willamette National Forest, I must warn you that my next statement will be very offensive in and to nature. I have committed an Oregon taboo; I haven't been on a camping trip all summer. I'm so ashamed of this offense, but this trip the week before Labor Day weekend was redemption for my wrong doings. Please, forgive me.  Ah yes, my first destination on my Willamette National Forest adventure had to be at its highest point (6.700 ft.), Willamette Pass. Admittingly, there is...
This past week I was given the opportunity to go experience the "Nocturnal Kayaking Tour" at Scappoose Bay Kayaking. Which for those of you who don't know, has recently formed a very exciting partnership with Next Adventure. Right from the time that we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by the friendly staff. Once inside, SBK's General Manager, Bru Benoist, welcomed us and proceeded to get everyone briefed on safety and outfitted everyone with their PFD's and paddles. A quick walk down to the dock and we were able to hop right in our boats; the guides made sure...
Spread The Suds Around With Fort George Brewery And Next Adventure!  You're going to love the tasty new collaboration between Fort George Brewery and Next Adventure. Here's the details: Who: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR) & Next Adventure What: The release of the "Fort George/Next Adventure Black IPA" limited edition beer   Where: Belmont Station (4500 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215) When: September 14, 2013, 2-5 p.m. Why: Because beer and the great outdoors go hand-in-hand! ...and it's FREE! So come one, come all...all 21 and over, that is...
They’re tearing up fields, chucking discs and shredding any unfortunate opponent who gets in the way. If you haven’t already heard about their frisbee feats, we’d like to introduce you to Schwa, the all-women’s Ultimate Frisbee club team, sponsored by Next Adventure. Comprised of 25 women from as far as Eugene and Tacoma, they’ve been racking up major wins across the country in the past few seasons.  Some quick facts about Schwa: Formed in 1996, Schwa went to the Nationals in nine of its first ten seasons; the team played for the championship...
Return of the NAAC! The 2013 Next Adventure Amateur Championships  If you were lucky enough to compete in this year's event or have played in any of the last  three, you would know the NAAC does not disappoint. Maybe it's the prize-filled player packs and the succulent BBQ dinner. Tie in the unparalleled skills that Firefly discgolf promotions have to run a professional level Tournament. Then add Blue Lake Park with its challenging fairways and penalizing rough. Put all those together and throw in 140 eager disc golfers to battle it out for the title and you have the...
Close Encounters Of The 3-Sport Kind At Maupin’s Ride-Row-Run  You’re out in the water, plunging down the Deschutes; you’re up in the high desert country, zooming down the roads of the Tygh Valley; you’re sprinting along next to the Imperial River Company. All the while, your endorphins are going through the roof.  Where: Imperial River Company, 304 Bakeoven Rd., Maupin, OR 97037 When: September 22nd @ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *For registration & more information check out xdogevents.com/riderowrun.php Test your mettle, solo or with a team,...
Be A Trail Assassin At The 10th Annual Ole’s Astoria Assault You’re down on the ground, army-crawling through thick underbrush; you’re jumping over logs and ducking under branches, zigzagging through the forest; you’re zooming down the side of a mountain, leaving a cloud of dust in your wake. These and many more extraordinary scenes are what you can expect when you jump into Ole’s Astoria Assault on September 15th. You’ll experience the beautiful coast range, in all its rugged grandeur, as you weave through obstacles, both natural and man-made...

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