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NMTA buys Northwest Paddling Festival

The Northwest Marine Trade Association recently bought the Northwest Paddling Festival, the region’s largest event dedicated to the increasingly popular recreation. The acquisition follows recent efforts by the Seattle-based trade group to widen its footprint within the industry. “NMTA represents the boating interests of everything from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts,” NMTA president George Harris said […]

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New Columbia Slough Trail opens

Portland, OR –Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announce a major new biking and walking path along the Columbia Slough in north Portland. The Columbia Slough Trail, between N. Denver and Vancouver avenues, is now open for use.  The paved path, more than a mile in length, is a […]

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Fishing Report

Willamette Valley Oregon Editor’s Note: This report is reprinted from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports. ActiveLifestylesNW.com focuses on a different fishing zone of Oregon each week. Fishing zones include the southwest, northwest, Willamette, central, southeast, northeast, Snake, Columbia and marine areas of Oregon.  For more information, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/rr/ Winter steelhead are […]

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Long-distance bonding tips for grandparents

Blowing out the candles from a huge homemade birthday cake and staying up late to hear embarrassing stories about their parents are memorable experiences that grandchildren share with grandparents throughout the years. But, long-distance grandparenting can make it more difficult to share those experiences. Grandparents.com, the premier social website for today’s grandparents, offers expert advice […]

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Redeveloped Shilshole Bay Marina – One of the Largest Marinas North of California

By Leslee Jaquette The rededicated statue of Viking Leif “Lucky” Erikson stands sentinel at Shilshole Bay Marina, welcoming recreational boaters to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest marinas. Not only has the 17-foot, reconditioned statue found a permanent home in the Leif Erikson Plaza, the bronze continues to symbolize the region’s Nordic heritage and the […]