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WATER WORLD

Your Ultimate Guide to Northwest Swimming Holes

From hidden gems to trusty stalwarts, here’s where to cool down when the mercury soars. Plus: your essential river rat gear guide and some etiquette suggestions (if we may).

  • By Caleb Diehl, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/12/2016

TAKE THE PLUNGE

9 Incredible Northwest Swimming Holes

Breath-stealing waterfalls. Secluded lakes. Rollicking rivers. The Northwest’s greatest summer destinations hide off the beaten path—and within three hours of Portland.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/12/2016

BLOOD & INK

The Portland Newspaper Wars of the 1960s

At the dawn of modern media, a ruthless tycoon and a ragtag band of reporters waged a desperate battle for control of Portland’s news.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 11/23/2015

ARCHITECTURE

The Epic Political Backstory Behind the (In)famous Portland Building

The clashing visions behind downtown’s most controversial building

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 03/12/2015

LOCAL LORE

The Historian Behind Many of Oregon's Place Names

Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 01/05/2015

WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

  • By Caleb Diehl, Michael Zusman, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 12/01/2014

LIGHT A FIRE

Caring for the Planet: Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Restoring the Columbia River’s vital ecosystems

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 10/23/2014

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Sarah Richards, Caleb Diehl, Nicole Cordier, Maya Seaman, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014

MUSEUM

Find Out What All the Junk in Portland Is Worth

What is your grandma's china worth? Why did Portland tear down a beautiful streetcar system to build highways? Explore these questions with appraisers at the Oregon Historical Society.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 08/20/2014

SPORTS

The Dew Tour Shreds through Portland

This weekend, watch some of the world’s best skaters and BMX riders cruise down Broadway—for free—with tricks that will blow your mind.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 08/12/2014

PORTLAND WEIRD

The Mind Behind the Woodstock Mystery Hole and the Universal Church O’Fun

Every August, devotees of Barron Mind’s mystery hole gather in SE Portland to catch meteors and learn how to be fun. Consider this our dispatch of nonsense.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 08/11/2014

HIT LIST

Portland's Coolest New Iced Coffees

Inside local coffee shops’ battle to claim the title of most innovative cold brew.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 08/01/2014

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014

TRAVEL NEWS

Gordon Ramsay Fixes Up a Southern Oregon "Hippie" Hotel

On Monday August 4, the frequently-irate Gordon Ramsay shows his sensitive side at a hotel in Applegate, OR on FX's Hotel Hell.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/31/2014

THEATER

PETE’s Aggressive New Translation of Chekhov’s 'The Three Sisters'

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble premieres a reinvigorated interpretation of the Russian classic by a Lewis & Clark professor. July 31–Aug 17

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/31/2014

TRAVEL NEWS

Adventure Start-up Joins Forces with Oregon Field Guide

Portland start-up Outdoor Project merges its catalog of maps, guides, and driving directions with OPB's rich storytelling.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/29/2014

GET OUT

The Last Silent Forest

Five hours from Portland, the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park is one of 12 places where silence is still possible.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/28/2014

GEAR UP

Hiking Book Combines Research with Great Design

With full-color maps, photographs, and easy directions, Lisa Holmes’s guide has everything you need to plan a summer excursion.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/24/2014

DAY TRIPPER

Transit + Bikes = Adventure!

Give your weekend bike rides a serious boost with these bike-friendly transit options.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/18/2014

CUSTOM CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

The Story Behind Holiday Custom's Badass Made-From-Scratch Motorcycles

The handcrafted Portland rides enjoy a broad (even famous) following.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 07/08/2014
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