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Pick the Right Portland Summer Camp for Your Brood

Portland’s plethora of day camps could give your kids the skills to do just about anything.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 03/03/2014


Oregon Golf Guide

In our tour of Oregon golf, we map Black Butte's new course, rank the resorts, get the dirt from the caddies, and offer options for apres-links dining.

  • By Branden Andersen, Gino Cerruti, Tim Neville, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/01/2013


5 Perfect Portland Days

Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 06/03/2013


Portland's Top Five Fall Foliage Walks

Where to see autumn color at its best right now

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 11/11/2012

Best of the City

Trail City

35 outdoor urban adventures

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 08/26/2012


Local's Guide to Mt. Hood

Whether you’re a rabid ski bum or have never strapped on a pair of snowshoes, we’ve got the inside line on our beloved mountain’s essential experiences: the best places to sled, the gnarliest runs, and even the coziest spots to sip an après-ski beverage.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 08/25/2012

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8 Great Northwest Swimming Holes

Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/17/2012

Trail City

The High Road

Happy 100th birthday to Terwilliger Parkway! You don't look a day over 95.

  • By Brian Barker and Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/15/2012

Walk This Way

Portland’s Top Trail Shoes

To help you decide what to wear on your in-town hikes, we put some of Portland’s top footwear companies’ trail shoes to the test. The result? Eleven hiker-approved kicks.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 06/15/2012

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The Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res

  • By Sara Gates, Martin Patail, Kate Bryant, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Christopher Van Tilburg, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/25/2012

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Forest Park Guide

Forest Park is a natural treasure that's worth playing in and protecting.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 06/29/2011

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70 Ways to Discover the Oregon Coast

From north to south, we've picked the coastal treasures worth a visit.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/25/2011


Get Out!

Need to get away for a day or a weekend? Kick off your shoes (then put them back on) and let Portland Monthly make the decision of what to do and where to go on your wilderness vay-cay. We've dug up 30 spectacular spots for your next trip to the outdoors.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/17/2010


Explore Hidden Oregon

From the sprawling emptiness of southeastern Oregon to the rough tranquility of the Oregon Coast, the state is ripe for exploring. No matter where you're going to, there are some lesser-known gems that can't be missed. We've found 30 such adventures.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, Randy Gragg, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 09/11/2009



Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N

  • By Frederick Reimers, Ariel Bleicher, Alexis Rehrmann, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/22/2009


Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

  • By Bart Blasengame, Victoria Nguyen, Ariel Bleicher, Kaitlin Johnson, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/20/2009
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