Travel tips, deals, and itineraries

OREGON TOURISM

Travel Oregon’s New Ad Campaign Is ... Understated

Tagline: “We Like It Here. You Might, Too.” (Don’t go crazy, you guys.)

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/22/2016

WHALE WATCHING

Five Ways to Spot a Whale during Oregon's Spring Watch Week

20,000 gray whales are on the move! Catch sight of the ocean's most magnificent mammals on your next trip to the Oregon Coast.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/18/2016

TINY HOMES

These Yakima Tiny Homes Are Next-Level Glamping

Shabby-chic or contemporary elegance—which of these two vineyard vacation spots is right for you?

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/08/2016

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/08/2016

VAPE LAWS

Sorry, Smokers: The Flight to Vapelandia Is Officially Canceled

After a five-year wait, the federal government finally adds vaping to its no-fly list.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/02/2016

EDITORS’ NOTE

Why Travel Writing Is the Worst Awesome Job Ever

And should be nothing to complain about—but sometimes we do anyway.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/01/2016

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Newberg’s Semisecret Luxury Destination

We were invited to the Allison Inn & Spa, and now we really, really want to go back. So about that raise….

  • By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/24/2016

GEAR UP

We Tested Out These Swedish Hiking Poles

Dorky? As all get-out. But BungyPump's calorie-burning resistance pole is still kinda cool.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/19/2016

WEEKEND GETAWAY

A Giant Outdoor Movie Screen on the Oregon Coast? YES, PLEASE.

Gold Beach’s Pacific Reef Hotel has a theater-size movie screen just yards from the ocean.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 02/19/2016

IN THE AIR

Indoor Skydiving on Valentine's Day—Because Why Not?

This is the last V-Day deal we'll write about. Probably.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 02/12/2016

WEEKEND AWAY

Impress Your Person with a Valentine's Day Getaway

Don't let V-Day get you down. This year, surprise your sweetie with a trip out of town.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 02/05/2016

FIRST LOOK

Inside Timberline’s Two New Eateries: Wy’East Café and Phlox Point Cabin

The historic Timberline Lodge and Ski Area expands with pastrami truffle fries, Korean BBQ bowls, and an always-burning fire barrel.

  • By Brooke Bass
  • Published 02/04/2016

WEATHER

We Fact-Checked Punxsutawney Phil's Early Spring Prediction for Groundhog Day

A Portland State climate professor takes on the weather-predicting rodent ... with science.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/02/2016

DAY TRIPPER

Three Ways to Become a Local Outdoors Expert

A trio of Portland-based conservation organizations offer up tours and field trips to help you master the Great Outdoors.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 02/01/2016

IN FLIGHT

Exotic, Far-Flung Atlanta Now Only a Nonstop Flight Away

Starting June 4, Alaska Airlines is connecting Portlanders directly to the Peach of Georgia.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/29/2016

GET OUT

Get Sweaty with Your Sweetheart at One of Oregon's Valentine's Weekend Races

Give your honey a dose of healthy athletic competition with a 5–50k run.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/29/2016

DAY TRIPPER

Winter Is the Best Time to Get a Wrap at a Classic Northwest Spa

Because who doesn’t like warm hugs?

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 01/28/2016

TRAVEL DESIGN

These Dreamy Retro Campers Will Make You Think You’re Adventuring in the '60s—But with Wi-Fi

Portland’s Dub Box remakes vintage VWs for the 21st century.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 01/25/2016

WEEKEND AWAY

A Portlander's Guide to Austin, Texas

Take advantage of new Alaska Airlines nonstop flights to dig into our weird (and warm!) Texas counterpart.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/22/2016

WEEKEND AWAY

Spend a Weekend at an Amazing Private Coastal Camp

The Wetlands Conservancy is hosting a special getaway at Westwind, a stunning wilderness area below Cascade Head on the Salmon River estuary.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/18/2016
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