Fall Day Trips: Orchard Outing

An October Apple Picking Trip in Oregon’s Hood River Valley

The upside of autumn chill? Harvest time in Parkdale and beyond.

09/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Fall Day Trips: Hut, Hut, Hike!

Eugene? Psh. Go Tailgating in Corvallis Instead.

Tag along with fans of that other Oregon football team—you might just catch Beaver fever.

09/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Park Love

Duckbill Isn't Oregon's Only At-Risk Landmark

Some jerks knocked over Cape Kiwanda's iconic Duckbill formation. They were caught—on video, at least. Now Oregon State Police is on the case. But really, only you can prevent geology crimes.

09/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Sodium Sculptures

Is Baker City Home to the World's Weirdest Art Show?

For a decade, Eastern Oregon's Great Salt Lick Contest has auctioned off surreal sculptural blocks of livestock-gnawed sodium. It's goofy—but is it also art?

09/06/2016 By Marisa Russell


Take a Tour of Eight Elaborate Portland Catios

These cute little backyard playgrounds aim to contain your death-dealing little furball.

09/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Suttle Lodge Is Now Open (Paging Wes Anderson)

In the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, a painstakingly renovated wilderness lodge aims to marry highballs and vintage lawn chairs, canoes and camp chic.

08/30/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Get Out

A Transgender Biking Group Hits the Portland Pavement

Transgender Riders United gives trans Portlanders a place to share their passion for cycling.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes


The Hottening: Five Tips For Fire Season

From firenados to climate change, we step back for a cool look at what the world's hottest summer means for Oregon.

08/19/2016 By Marisa Russell


Meet the Pianist Bringing Classical Music into the Oregon Wild

For his In a Landscape series, Hunter Noack performs Schubert and Chopin at some of this state's most breathtaking outdoor locations.

08/18/2016 By Fiona McCann

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Weekend Getaway

A Late-Summer Stay at Oregon's "Secret" National Monument

Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


All Kids Should Go Mushrooming—If They Can Keep Their Little Mouths Shut

Even toddler fungiphiles must be tight-lipped.

08/15/2016 By Lily Raff McCaulou


Vashon Island, the Idyllic Puget Sound Getaway You Didn’t Know You Needed

Come for the haute-rustic dining, stay for the Thriftway.

08/15/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Long Story Short

For Years, Karlen Yallup Fought Forest Fires Across the West

Now the 24-year-old, raised by a family of elite “hotshots,” wants to take the fight from Warm Springs to Washington, DC.

08/15/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Food Fighter

This Portlander Hustled Her Way to a No-Holds-Barred PBS Food Show

On The Original Fare, host Kelly Cox eats, drinks, and curses her way across the globe.

08/15/2016 By Chad Walsh

5 Things About

Oregonians Killed 67,000 Big Game Animals Last Year

And other facts about hunting in the Beaver State.

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail

Beer Me

Everything's Better with Beer—Even Running

The determinedly mellow Oregon Brewery Running series starts this fall.

08/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Food Event Spotlight

The Best Local Food Festival You’ve Never Heard of

The Bounty of Yamhill County celebrates August 26–28 with hot air balloon rides and Pinot.

08/11/2016 By Kailla Coomes

NPS Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Parks—We Got You Something Nice!

This month, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We found six amazing items to trick out your celebration.

08/08/2016 By Marisa Russell and Ramona DeNies


Furniture Maker Phloem Studio Leaves Portland for the Gorge

With studio space prices soaring, Phloem says goodbye to Portland and hello to better views.

08/05/2016 By Claire Colby