Adventure and the West


This is, admittedly, a rather vague category that includes reporting on Indian Country, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, and the history of the West.


Grandmother Tongue

For millennia, the ancient language of the Wasco tribe echoed throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Today, only three people in the world speak it fluently. Can a onetime forklift operator and single mom save it from extinction?

Portland Monthly, May 2007.


Drowning out the roar

Fifty years later, remembering the death of Celilo Falls.

Portland Monthly, March 2007.


Blood on the Tracks

Review of The Deschutes River Railroad War by Leon Speroff.

The Oregonian, December 17, 2006.


Emotional Rescue

Whitewater legend Val Shaull is facing the toughest challenge of his career: a 9-year-old girl named Jodie.

Portland Monthly, September 2006.


River Rats

Life and death on the Sandy River.

Willamette Week, July 2006.



Paiute artist Rena Beers weaves tradition into her cradleboards.

Travel Oregon, Fall 2006.


The Fisher King

Guido Rahr is on a mission to save the world--one salmon at a time.

Portland Monthly, June 2006.


The Gamble in the Gorge

Two tribes battle for survival in the fight over the casino in Cascade Locks.

Portland Monthly, March 2006.



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