Displaying articles 1 - 20 of 58 in total

GEAR UP

Your Essential Outdoors Gear Guide

Alpine packs to camp shoes, backpacking stoves to featherweight tents, here’s some of the best gear around, nearly all of it locally made.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

SUNNY HIKES

Five Spring Hikes for Soaking Up the Sun

These exposed treks, all within two hours of downtown Portland, help you replenish your inner reservoir of precious vitamin D.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz
  • Published 04/19/2016

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Harvey Creek Trail

Wine plus hiking equals … wiking!

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 03/25/2016

RECREATION LEGISLATION

New Oregon-Led Federal Bill Wants More Explorers in America's Backcountry

The proposed Recreation Not Red-Tape Act—spearheaded by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden—hopes to boost small-town economies with more (hiking) boots on the ground.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/22/2016

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

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

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

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

DAY TRIPPER

Hiking Wahclella Falls in Winter

Just 10 miles past Multnomah Falls, an easy two-mile loop offers stunning views of a lesser-known cascade.

  • By Alex Keith
  • Published 01/15/2016

DAY TRIPPER

A Guide to Hiking the Tillamook Spits

Changing tides and an evolving landscape offer thrilling glimpses into the history of the Tillamook coast—and two perfect weekend hikes.

  • By Adam Sawyer
  • Published 12/03/2015

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Stunning Fall Color and Wildlife at Southwest Washington’s Conboy Lake

An animal watcher's paradise lies just two hours away, home to elk, coyotes, and over 200 varieties of birds.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 10/19/2015

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Take a Hike in the Gorge—and Get Free Stuff!

Go for a fall hike and enjoy discounts in Stevenson for one weekend only in October.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/09/2015

SO LONG, SUMMER

What Was Your Quintessential Oregon Summer Moment?

As fall officially kicks off, we look back at a season of beach trips, bike rides, and record heat waves. Add your memory to the mix!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/23/2015

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

HAPPY TRAILS

A Field Guide to the Best Hiking and Biking Trails in Oregon

34 amazing places to hike, bike, and explore from Hood to the coast—and beyond.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/21/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking Along the Oregon Coast

From epic views and Hobbit trails to boardwalk biking and strolls through quaint seaside towns, the coast is calling.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking the Columbia River Gorge

Bike abandoned rail lines, hike to swimming holes, and seek out secret waterfalls

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in the Portland Metro Area

No time for a weekend away? Explore the adventures in your own backyard.

  • By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

An Oregonian's Guide to Hiking and Biking in Washington

Don't let a state border keep you from tackling some of the best trails around.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/20/2015
Displaying articles 1 - 20 of 58 in total