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WHALE WATCHING

Meet the Resident Gray Whales of Depoe Bay

Marine biologist Carrie Newell introduces us to Scarback, Comet, and the very precocious Eagle Eye.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 05/05/2016

OUTDOOR TOWN

Outside Wants to Crown America's Best Outdoors Cities. That Throne Is Ours!

The magazine's gamified contest is based on trails, restaurants, public lands, and, yes, beer—and yet to date Portland has barely made the quarterfinals.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 05/03/2016

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

  • By Caitlin Collins, Molly Woodstock, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/03/2016

TOURISM

Rodeo Town Pendleton Aims to Lasso Hipsters Year-Round

A peek inside a new tourism campaign targeting Portland millennials.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 04/29/2016

TINY HOMES

Mini Vacation? Try on Mt Hood Village's New Tiny Homes for Size

The resort and campground opens a "tiny house village" with five sweet little homes to rent.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 04/28/2016

AIRPORT LOVE

Want to Get Felt Up in Klamath Falls?

Four Oregon congressional reps unite to restore TSA screening in Klamath Falls, which could mean the return of commercial flights to Crater Lake. (Well, nearby.)

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/19/2016

SEAFOOD SOIREES

Celebrate Cascadia's Fruits of the Sea with These Three Seafood Festivals

Two coastal outings (plus one in Puget Sound) promise a bounty of fresh Pacific oysters, Dungeness crab, and sweet Hood Canal spot shrimp.

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 04/19/2016

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

NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Oregon Has Eight National Park Sites—and Next Week, Admission Is Free

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is throwing a week-long party. Here’s your guide to keeping it local.

  • By Caitlin Collins and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/05/2016

TRAVEL DEALS

Amtrak Deals to Centralia and Beyond

With two-for-one train vouchers and other specials, McMenamins and Amtrak Cascades partner for "all aboard" in April.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 04/05/2016

NEW HOTELS

Three Sexy New Boutique Hotels East of the Cascades

Check out—and into—a lakeside retreat from the team behind Portland's Ace Hotel, a refurbished Masonic temple in wine country, and the Jennings Hotel's new rooms.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/31/2016

HOTEL OPENINGS

Aloha, Kalama: McMenamins’ Next Hotel Will Be Tiki-Themed

The riverside Washington town will boast a 40-room hotel modeled after Maui’s Pioneer Inn. But hold on to your mai tais—the brand-new resort won’t open till 2017.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/25/2016

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Harvey Creek Trail

Wine plus hiking equals … wiking!

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 03/25/2016

VENTURES

This Portland Start-Up Could Be the Yelp for Campgrounds

Dyrt aims to create a virtual marketplace for campfire rings and RV hookups.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: April’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from precision-cut fire pits to oversize backyard games.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz
  • 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

OREGON TOURISM

Travel Oregon’s New Ad Campaign Is ... Understated

Tagline: “We Like It Here. You Might, Too.” (Don’t go crazy, you guys.)

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/22/2016

WHALE WATCHING

Five Ways to Spot a Whale during Oregon's Spring Watch Week

20,000 gray whales are on the move! Catch sight of the ocean's most magnificent mammals on your next trip to the Oregon Coast.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/18/2016

TINY HOMES

These Yakima Tiny Homes Are Next-Level Glamping

Shabby-chic or contemporary elegance—which of these two vineyard vacation spots is right for you?

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/08/2016

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
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