After the Inferno

Benson Bridge - note the burned trees and blocking fence . Despite an announcement in late June that the iconic Benson Bridge is now open, Multnomah Falls seems to only begrudgingly welcome visitors.  Entrance into the National Forest is difficult.  Heading east on the I-84, it's almost impossible.  The only available parking near the Falls … Continue reading After the Inferno

The Big Float, The Big Pipe and the Human Access Project

On July 14th, the City of Portland celebrated the 8th annual Big Float.  About 4,000 people (this writer included) made the trip down to Tom McCall Bowl at Southwest Columbus and Naito Parkway to, in the words of the event's organizers, "give our river a hug."  Sponsored by a number of local and international companies, … Continue reading The Big Float, The Big Pipe and the Human Access Project