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Mountainfilm On Tour

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I was stoked to receive the Mountainfilm 2008 guide in the mail yesterday. Sent to me in order to get a feel for what this year’s film festival will be like, the guide made me want to immediately book a ticket for the upcoming event in May. If you’re not familiar with Mountainfilm it’s an annual film festival dedicated to “educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining.”

So it’s not just a collection of climbing and hiking films; there are also ones about conservation, social justice and cultural issues. All things that we should be concerned about! Last year’s films include Carpa Diem, Losing the Elephants and Flow (a personal favorite documentary about water issues).

But for those who can’t make it to the actual festival held in Telluride, CO, there’s Mountainfilm On Tour. A selection of films from the festival are taken on the road to reach audiences that otherwise would not have experienced them. The tour is coming to Portland tomorrow which I’m excited about, but if you live elsewhere, be sure to check out the tour schedule.


Written by Anna Brones

January 28, 2009 at 10:25

Salmon in Eagle Creek

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Spent Saturday hiking Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia Gorge where dozens of salmon were attempting to swim upstream. That section of the creek is basically the end of their run, meaning there were already a few dead fish floating in the water. Somehow I managed to get these three on camera… how they made it over that ledge of rocks in their exhausted state is beyond me. Being that close to them reminded me of how important they are to our ecosystem, which is why we should do all we can to support them.

Want to learn more about how you can help wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest? Check out Save Our Wild Salmon.

Written by Anna Brones

October 21, 2008 at 11:52

Wend event at Portland REI tomorrow

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If you’re in PDX, come hang out with two cool Wenders, Gregg and Deia, who hiked the whole length of the Andes, as well as the rest of the Wend crew! It’s at 7pm and admission is free!

Written by Anna Brones

October 15, 2008 at 12:22

Something besides the VP debate

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If you’re in PDX and looking for something besides the VP debate to watch tonight, check out this:

A benefit for one of my favorite organizations Bikes to Rwanda, it should be a good time.

Written by Anna Brones

October 2, 2008 at 12:38

Portland Farmers Market makes #1

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Good Magazine — remember how much I love them? — put together a list of the five best farmers market, and Portland scored the top spot! It’s no surprise really, we Portlanders certainly are obsessed with our locally grown organics… Just look at the graphic; 14,000 visitors is a lot and that’s why it’s important to get there early in order to minimize the elbow throwing to get the best strawberries.

Other market’s that made the list:

  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco
  • Dane County Farmers Market, Madison
  • Boulder Farmers Market, Boulder
  • Union Square Green Market, NYC

It’s nice to know that my city of residence tops the list… Here’s the key to the graphic:

Written by Anna Brones

September 17, 2008 at 19:47

Bikes to Rwanda

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These people are doing good things… if you like coffee you should definitely give this video a look. Check out BTR here and fall in love with the organization just like I did.

Written by Anna Brones

August 29, 2008 at 16:32

A morning at farmers market

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Portland farmers market is probably my favorite time of week, hence the reason that Kristina can call me at 7:30am, tell me to be ready to go in half an hour and it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. But getting to farmers market early is the only way to enjoy the experience; before the hordes of foodies come in and you have to elbow your way through to score the best looking strawberries.

Before the bell had even rung to mark the official market start, my camera already had plenty of shots and I still had time to make it to my favorite booth before the line got too long (yes, true Portlanders will spend a fairly long time standing in line just to score their favorite organic produce). All in all, a very successful Saturday morning.

Written by Anna Brones

June 14, 2008 at 10:25