Trail City

Afternoon Delights

Tell the boss you're working from home and take a tour of nearby nature.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Express Escapes

You don't have to ramble too far to find a scenic vista in this town.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Sara Gates

In the Garden

Hummingbirds Keep Away the Humbugs

Inviting feathered friends to frolic outside the window.

12/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Ale Alfresco

Take your pint out to the patio for a shot of Vitamin D.

07/22/2011 By Martin Patail

An Appendix

Eat Outside: Off the Eaten Path

Welcome to great outdoor eating with serene scenery.



Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes

There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker


Forest Park Guide: The New Face of Forest Park

Forest Park finally has a full-time ranger—and renewed support from the city.

06/29/2011 By Brian Barker

In the Kitchen

Springtime Nettles are Here and Soup's On

Stinging nettles are popping up everywhere, so get thee to the forest or farmers market to gather the goods and make this simple soup.

04/08/2011 By Teri Gelber

phile under: music

Oregon Symphony Kicks Off Season Outdoors

Al Fresco concert promises a sparkly season-start.

09/02/2010 By Anne Adams

Things To Do

Rollin' on the River

An intern braves the rapids—your turn!

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

phile under: weekend picks

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

08/13/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

Get Out!

Fear Factor

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD shares his insights on some common wilderness predicaments.

05/17/2010 By Christopher Van Tilburg


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.

05/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Get Out!

Gear Guide

All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.

05/17/2010 With Brian Barker


Western Wake-robin (Trillium ovatum)

The beauty of the Western wake-robin

03/16/2010 By Kate Bryant


Yards Apart

Front-yard frills come in all shapes and sizes—you too can have a luxury lawn.

03/15/2010 By Camela Raymond

Corner Shop

Powder Room

Atmosphere snowboarding apparel, Chris Prosser's clothing company, is making a move to women's style this year.

02/03/2010 By Meghan Hilliard


Ski Buddies

Hooking up with the Mount Hood Ski Patrol



River Lodges

Now that you know where to go, where do you stay? Luckily we have also found the best lodges, cottages and cabins to complement your river adventure.

06/26/2009 By Lynette Sanchez and Ariel Bleicher



Filson's new Pearl District shop has Portland's style covered.