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Hip and Happening in Oregon

Portland's notorious hipster culture, mocked by the show Portlandia, has become a bit of a joke to some. But really, the town can thank that culture for making it so vibrant and fascinating. Travelers will find innovative farm-to-table restaurants, a unique coffee culture, seemingly endless microbreweries and microdistilleries, and a mass of food carts.

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Rappelling in the Cascade Mountains
Rappelling in the Cascade Mountains

Rappelling in the Cascade Mountains

Host Bert Kreischer and Brandon and Sue West prepare to go rappelling in the Cascade Mountains just outside of Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

30-Foot Waterfall

30-Foot Waterfall

Bert jumps from a 30-foot-tall waterfall while canyoneering in the Cascade Mountains. 960 1280

  

Getting Ready to Surf Steamer Lane

Getting Ready to Surf Steamer Lane

After everyone makes the jump, Bert, Sue and Brandon get ready for their next Oregon adventure. 960 1280

  

Preparing to Bomb a Hill

Preparing to Bomb a Hill

Bert, Sue and Brandon prepare to bomb a hill in Portland, OR. The term “bombing a hill” refers to the act of riding down a hill without carving or turning. 960 1280

  

Bombing a Hill

Bombing a Hill

Bert, Sue and Brandon join a group of hipsters to bomb the hill in Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Built in 1857, Seguin Island Lighthouse is Maine's tallest and second oldest lighthouse -- located roughly 3 miles from the mouth of the Kennebec River. 960 1280

  

Preparing to Go Lobster Fishing

Preparing to Go Lobster Fishing

Brandon, Sue, Bert and commercial fishermen prepare to go lobster fishing in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, ME. 960 1280

  

Smiling for the Camera

Smiling for the Camera

Sue and Brandon smile for the camera with their lobster bait while aboard their commercial lobster boat. 960 1280

  

Bert Looks on Amusingly

Bert Looks on Amusingly

Sue and Brandon help move lobster traps from one side of the boat to the other while Bert looks on amusingly. 960 1280

  

Lobster Close Up

Lobster Close Up

A close-up look at one of the lobsters Bert and his travelers caught in Casco Bay. 960 1280

  

E.A.T. Lobster

E.A.T. Lobster

Brandon, Sue and Bert bring their fresh lobsters to E.A.T. Lobster to be cooked for dinner. 960 1280

  

Kite Scudding Lessons

Kite Scudding Lessons

Sue, Bert and Brandon get a lesson on kite scudding while on Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, ME. 960 1280

  

Bert Goes Kite Scudding

Bert Goes Kite Scudding

Bert tries his hand at kite scudding on Pine Point Beach. 960 1280