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With treatment of obesity-related health issues costing Americans up to $210 billion a year and “lose weight and get fit” being the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle. WalletHub ranked the 100 most populated U.S. cities to […]

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Portland Jazz Festival honors jazz masters

The Portland Jazz Festival, from PDX Jazz, celebrates Black History Month Feb. 18-March 1 with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. Dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local musicians, the festival includes education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and […]


Sauvie Island Farms Welcomes Visitors this Fall

Sauvie Island, originally Wapato Island, is approximately 10 miles north of Portland, Oregon. It is the largest island in the Columbia River and one of the largest islands in the U.S. Located at the junction of the Columbia River to the east, Willamette River to the south and Multnomah Channel to the west, the island’s […]


Amtrak Offers Northwest Travelers Reliable Options

I have friends in Bellevue, Wash., who travel every Thanksgiving to visit relatives in Klamath Fall, Oregon. Yep, it’s a long drive and the weather can be notoriously lousy in late November. The days are short, gloomy and dark! As a consequence of too many horror stories driving the distance, these friends started booking travel […]