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Fire!

The Hottening: Five Tips For Fire Season

From firenados to climate change, we step back for a cool look at what the world's hottest summer means for Oregon.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 08/19/2016

Music

Meet the Pianist Bringing Classical Music into the Oregon Wild

For his In a Landscape series, Hunter Noack performs Schubert and Chopin at some of this state's most breathtaking outdoor locations.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/18/2016

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

  • By Kailla Coomes
  • Published 08/17/2016

Weekend Getaway

A Late-Summer Stay at Oregon's "Secret" National Monument

Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 08/17/2016

Beer Me

Everything's Better with Beer—Even Running

The determinedly mellow Oregon Brewery Running series starts this fall.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/11/2016

NPS Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Parks—We Got You Something Nice!

This month, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We found six amazing items to trick out your celebration.

  • By Marisa Russell and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/08/2016

GET OUT

Hike, Bike, and Paddle across the Region with Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon

Local author Adam Sawyer teams up with Falcon Guide to explore the great outdoors.

  • By Kailla Coomes
  • Published 08/04/2016

Parks and Rec

Punchbowl Falls: Meet Oregon's Newest County Park

After a century-long wait, Hood River County unveils this 102-acre public patch of pristine salmon habitat. And you can visit!

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/28/2016

Breaking News

Blue Star Donuts to Open PDX Airport Outpost

Travelers will be able to nab a Cointreau crème brûlée on their way outta town by Thanksgiving.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 07/27/2016

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

  • By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/26/2016

Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 07/21/2016

BEER ME

Deschutes Brewery Created a Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign

It's like Johnny Mnemonic except in Bend.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/15/2016

Travel News

Alaska Airlines to Launch New Direct Flight from PDX to Sun Valley. Sick!

Sure, Mount Hood is home turf. But it's about to get a lot easier for Portlanders to shred the gnar at Idaho's premier ski resort.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/15/2016

Day Trip

Cycling Mosier's Twin Tunnels

Find sun and stunning vistas on this gentle, car-free stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail—spandex optional.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 07/13/2016

DISPATCH

Enchanted Forest, Oregon’s Brilliantly Surreal Amusement Park, Turns 45

The family-run Willamette Valley icon lives on as a fortress of yesteryear fun.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 07/12/2016

BOOKS

This Book about a Corporate Flight Attendant Will Make You Even More Resentful about Flying Economy

We caught up with Ann Menke to hear about her new book, her career as a flight attendant to billionaires, and that time when Jerry Seinfeld dropped trou on her flight.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/12/2016

GLAMPING

In Oregon, You Can Choose Your Own Tiny Home Adventure

From flamingo-ringed vintage Airflytes in wine country to shabby-chic coastal campers, tiny home (and trailer) tourism is on a roll.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/08/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Destination Dining: Vashon Island’s Bramble House

Top Chef contestant Lia Lira returns home with a “modern American” restaurant that fuses global influences with island rusticity.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/06/2016

NONPROFIT

One Nonprofit Wants to Connect Every Ghanaian Child With a Portland Pen Pal

Yo Ghana! harnesses the power of good old-fashioned snail-mail.

  • By Claire Colby
  • Published 06/29/2016

PYROTECHNICS

What Does It Take to Light Up the Waterfront Blues Fest?

From ordering explosives to choreographing the 22-minute show, Heather Gobet is Portland's go-to pyrotechnician.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/28/2016
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