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Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 07/21/2016

Day Trip

Cycling Mosier's Twin Tunnels

Find sun and stunning vistas on this gentle, car-free stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail—Spandex optional.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 07/13/2016

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/24/2016

DAY TRIPS

Here's What It Looks Like to Railbike the Oregon Coast

This summer, you can ride abandoned rail tracks past estuaries and cheese factories, over bridges and under blue skies—all on a custom foot-powered, four-seater contraption.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/14/2016

BIG IDEAS

Six Oregon-Hatched Ideas That Could Change the World

Eco-drones to avant-garde aerobics, these projects showcase the best of local innovation.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, and Eden Dawn
  • Published 06/13/2016

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Seven Essential Outdoor Escapes in Portland

Resplendent picnic views to car-free cycling—lucky for us, natural wonder is always close at hand.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/13/2016

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

PDX Essentials: Quadrant by Quadrant, All the Things We Can’t Live Without

Secret beaches to art deco splendor to OG dive bars, here are some of our favorite things in every corner of Portland.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 06/13/2016

STATE PARKS

Go Wild for Oregon State Parks Day—It's All Free!

This weekend, Oregon goes full-on mad for state parkland—waiving fees for day use, camping, crabbing, and even hot dogs. Here's where to go to get the best park perks.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 05/31/2016

OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Adam Sawyer, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

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

CAMPING GUIDE

How to Camp Like a True Oregonian

We tapped a slew of Oregon experts for hard-earned tips and tricks for every kind of camping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

BACKPACKING

Eight Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

FREE STUFF

20 Totally FREE Ways to Make This Your Best Portland Summer Ever

Leaving town this summer? Well, OK. But you're gonna miss all this free stuff—from a Nu Shooz show to JAW's three new plays to an actual screening of Jaws (plus so much more).

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/17/2016

BIKING

Bike McKenzie Pass Right Now—While It's Still Car-Free

The 38-mile scenic bikeway west of Sisters offers panoramic views of central Oregon. And for a few more weeks, it's no motors allowed.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 05/17/2016

BIKES

Three Female Gearheads Will Help You Build Your Perfect Bicycle

Our bodies, our bikes

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

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

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

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
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