SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

TRAVEL NEWS

Should We Ban Smoking on Oregon's Beaches?

Oregon moves to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's coastline.

07/28/2014 By Nicole Cordier

HISTORY

The Great Tsunami of 1964

The 50th Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest takes place on June 21, commemorating one of Oregon's worst natural disasters.

06/16/2014 By Caleb Diehl

JUST BECAUSE

Photo Essay: Wild Oregon

A California photographer's work chronicles Oregon's staggering vistas

05/15/2014 By Greg Young

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Celebrate James Beard on the Oregon Coast

Celebrate "America's First Foodie" with a night of film, stories, and food inspired by the culinary icon.

05/07/2014 By Brooke Bass

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Puffins Arrive on Haystack Rock

This month, puffins from the open seas of the Pacific return to Cannon Beach's monolith to lay eggs and raise their chicks.

04/11/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

TRAVEL NEWS

OMSI’s Planned Coastal Discovery Center

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is close to their goal of opening a new marine science education facility in Newport, OR.

03/13/2014 By Greg Young

WEEKEND AWAY

Coastal Wine Fest Smackdown

We compare the Oregon coast's two biggest wine festivals: the Newport juggernaut and the Astoria upstart

01/31/2014 By Maya Seaman

HAPPENINGS

Oregon's First African American To Be Honored In Garibaldi

On September 12, celebrate the revision of the Captain Robert Gray historical marker to include Oregon’s first person of African descent, Markus Lopeus

09/11/2013 By Cari Johnson

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon Coast Seafood Circuit

From fish and chips to fine dining powered by shoreline foraging, we reveal the best seaside spots to satisfy your coastal cravings.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks: Lite

Natural beauty with a low degree of difficulty, from pet-friendly yurts to deluxe cabins on the coast.

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Day Trippers

Five lightning-fast outdoor getaways for afternoon escapes, from disc golf to waterfall trail hikes.

08/01/2013 By Ketzel Levine

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Families

Nothing bonds the brood like a night (or a weekend) in the great outdoors. (Some “are we there yet?” required.)

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Travel Talk in the May Issue

Travel tips and outdoor adventures from Portland Monthly's May issue in one handy place, including our On The Water guide

05/03/2013 By Allison Jones

FEATURE

On the Water: Idyllic Escapes to Northwest Islands, Beaches, Rivers, and Lakes

The sun is here! Now's the time to start planning your day and weekend trips to the Northwest best waterfront spots.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell

ON THE WATER

Beach Retreats

From pizza night at Cannon Beach to sandboarding the dunes of Florence, we've got the best places to stay, play, and chow down on the coast.

05/01/2013 By Kasey Cordell

FEATURE

Ocean Alchemy

Great artisan salts are made across the world—but not much in the United States. From the mucky shores of Netarts Bay, Ben Jacobsen wants to change that.

04/12/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

Slideshow

Slide Show: Ben Jacobsen's Netarts Bay

Ben Jacobsen shows us around the small coastal town that's home to his new salt making facility.

04/12/2013

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A night with a National Geographic explorer, Mt Hood Meadows Film Festival, and deals during Washington Wine Month. Plus: $397 Hawaii flights and free Salt & Straw ice cream.

03/13/2013 By Kasey Cordell

HIDDEN ESCAPES

Room with a View: Port Orford's Panoramic Escape

A uniquely designed home with world-class views of the Pacific awaits discovery in Port Orford.

03/12/2013 By Kasey Cordell