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NORTHWEST TRAVEL

5 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Yakima This Fall (No, Really!)

From a fresh hop festival to comic con, this forgotten part of Washington has a few things going for it.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 09/04/2015

OKTOBERFEST

Oktoberfest in PDX: The Definitive Guide

As the country’s beer-touting capital, we take the Bavarian festival seriously. Dust off your lederhosen and check out our complete list of Portland's Oktoberfest celebrations.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 09/03/2015

GEAR UP

Discount Gear Retailer The Clymb Hosts Weekend Pop-up Market

This weekend, drink free beer and get outdoor gear on the cheap at the Clymb's second annual pop-up market.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 08/28/2015

AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Slimy Snails on Holiday, Airplane Weigh-Ins, and the Greatest Travel Jacket Ever Made

This week’s craziest international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/25/2015

WEATHER

5 Ways El Niño Could Ruin Portland's Winter

The "Godzilla" of El Niños is underway. Here's how it could affect Oregon's coming seasons.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 08/25/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

This Weekend, Do Your Own Hood to Coast

If you didn’t snag your spot in the 197-mile relay spectacle that is Hood to Coast, worry not—we’ve got just the DIY journey for you.

  • By Fiona McCann and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/25/2015

OUTDOOR NEWS

Love the Outdoors and Extreme Sports? Here's Your Dream Job

Think you've got what it takes to go on a six-month international adventure?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/18/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: Aug 14-16

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the Adult Soapbox Derby!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/10/2015

AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: New Hypersonic Planes, an Airport Terminal for Animals, and Cecil the Lion

This week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/10/2015

NEWS

How One Hatchery Moved 160,000 Baby Salmon

Faced with dangerously warm temperatures, Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery moved its entire salmon population to the Gorge.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/07/2015

GEAR UP

How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

A new survival guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/03/2015

BOOKS

What's it Like to Travel the Oregon Trail in a Covered Wagon in the 21st Century?

When Rinker Buck decided to hit the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, he didn't realize what he'd signed up for. The author of The Oregon Trail holds forth on near death experiences, pioneer tales, and the truth about America's westward trail.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/29/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Tips for Hiking with Kids from Real Portland Parents

"Everything will be fine as long as you keep in mind that children have no forethought or self-preservation skills."

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, and Brian Barker
  • Published 07/28/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Kick Off August in Style with a Perfect Portland Weekend

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland’s most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2015

BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/22/2015

AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Awful French Airplane Ideas, Chewing Gum in Russia, and the China-Portland Express

This week’s best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/21/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: July 24-26

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the Oregon Brewers Festival, Lents Street Fair, and PDX Pop Now!

  • Published 07/20/2015

TRAVEL NEWS

Retro Willamette Valley Resort Adds 3 Classy New Trailers

These sexy campers bring glamping to the next level. Did we mention the oversized soaking tubs?

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 07/16/2015

NEWS

Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015

GEAR UP

This App Will Find the Perfect Local Swimming Hole

A locally made app catalogs more than 231 of Oregon's glorious summer swimming holes.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 07/14/2015
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