I'm a medical professional who loves the outdoors and travel. Hiking is my passion and I'd love to point you to some of my favorite hikes in and around the Portland/Vancouver area. My all-time favorite hike is Dog Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. A must-do hike if the season is right and you have the time!
Some of my own recent favorite travel destinations include the Kalalau trail on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, visiting the beautiful beaches and ruins at Tayrona National Park in Colombia, and dodging grizzlies while backpacking with my 16 year old son in Denali National Park, Alaska.
Around town, I enjoy checking out the latest new restaurants in Portland, visiting the wonderful Vancouver Farmers Market, biking the Vancouver River Renaissance trail or Burnt Bridge Creek trail in Vancouver, or taking in an offbeat movie at the recently re-opened historic Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Life here in Vancouver is very good. I can't imagine living anywhere else!
I have four amazing children (three of them young adults, plus a 16 year old son). They are sometimes around the house, and always have interesting stories about their many adventures.