WEEKEND GETAWAY

5 Dramatic Destinations for Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

'Tis the season! Here are best places to witness the Pacific Ocean's majestic winter fury.

12/14/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

JUST BECAUSE

@SocalityBarbie Gets an Environmental Counterpart

Meet @Nature_Glenn, a little plastic fella on a mission to keep Oregon's natural beauty #flawless.

12/07/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

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.

12/03/2015 By Adam Sawyer

TRAVEL / SPORTS

Going to See the Timbers in the MLS Cup? Here's Where to Eat, Drink, and Party in Columbus. (Yes, It's Possible.)

Ohio's capital is much more than a football (or futbol) town.

12/03/2015 By Peter Cottell

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

9 Local Gifts for the Northwest Adventurer

Ponchos, backpacks, and Cabin Porn, oh my! We've got you covered for the outdoorsy folk on your list.

12/01/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

HOLIDAY GETAWAY

How to Spend a Merry, Mellow Holiday Weekend at the Oregon Garden

Silverton’s Oregon Garden Resort is a low-key holiday haven—massive twinkling light displays, ice skating, and Frank Lloyd Wright, included.

11/26/2015 By Kelly Clarke

OUTDOORS

Free Parking at Oregon State Parks on Black Friday

We've got just one more reason to skip the stores and head out outdoors.

11/25/2015 By Marty Patail

OUTDOORS

A Northwest Filmmaker Is Standing Up to Oregon's Logging Industry

Peeling back the "emerald curtain"—strips of trees left around certain clearcuts—Shane Anderson wants to show Oregonians what's really going on in our forests.

11/24/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

3 Winter Destinations to Cure Your Cabin Fever

From storm-watching escapes to a trio of Oregon hot springs, we've got your answer to seasonal wanderlust.

11/23/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

WEEKEND AWAY

Awesome Alternative Holiday Getaways

Eight charming Northwest retreats to make spirits bright

11/13/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

TRAVEL NEWS

The Top 20 Hotels in the Pacific Northwest

Conde Nast Traveler has released its "Readers' Choice Awards 2015"—here's who made the Oregon list.

11/10/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST

Oregon Instagrammers We Love

These 10 adventuresome Oregonians have mastered the art of Instagram—the rest of us can just follow along and enjoy the ride.

11/05/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

GIVEAWAY

Win a One-Night Stay at McMenamins' New Anderson School Hotel

Ready to check out the McMenamins' new five-acre compound in Bothell, Washington? Enter to win!

10/30/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

GET OUT

Oregon's Strangest, Most Otherworldly Natural Wonders

Our home state is a magnificently bizarro place, and it's not just because of the people.

10/27/2015 By Marty Patail

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.

10/19/2015 By Brian Barker

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.

10/09/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

JUST BECAUSE

Our Favorite Oregon Songs

Charting the inspiration of musicians who have loved our state since 1960.

10/05/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

STAY & PAY

The 8 Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals in the Portland Area

Ready for a dream staycation? The average rental in Portland costs $131—but here's where to drop a cool grand (or more) a night.

09/24/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Portland's Driftwood Magazine Explores Veganism on a Global Scale

A veg mag without recipes? A new local publication breaks the mold to celebrate vegan travel and culture.

09/23/2015 By Molly Woodstock

SHOP LOCAL

How to Bring Some Portland Style to Your Next Camping Adventure

Level up your camping trip with the newest finds from retro, pattern-happy Poler and sleek, lightweight Snowpeak—plus 6 more outdoor outfitters to get you out in style.

09/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler