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GET OUT

The Pacific Northwest Swimming Hole Hall of Fame

The one caveat: everyone else knows about these 10 spots, too.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/12/2016

MANNERS

The Swimming Hole Code of Conduct

Or, how not to infuriate your fellow bathers.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 07/12/2016

GEAR UP

Your Essential River Rat Gear Guide

From doggie life preservers to the most refreshing beer for your cooler, here’s our favorite Northwest-made stuff to schlep to the swimming hole.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/12/2016

JUMP IN

Here’s a Map of 19 Great Swimming Holes within 3 Hours of Portland

You're welcome.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 07/12/2016

DISPATCH

Enchanted Forest, Oregon’s Brilliantly Surreal Amusement Park, Turns 45

The family-run Willamette Valley icon lives on as a fortress of yesteryear fun.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 07/12/2016

BOOKS

This Book about a Corporate Flight Attendant Will Make You Even More Resentful about Flying Economy

We caught up with Ann Menke to hear about her new book, her career as a flight attendant to billionaires, and that time when Jerry Seinfeld dropped trou on her flight.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/12/2016

GLAMPING

In Oregon, You Can Choose Your Own Tiny Home Adventure

From flamingo-ringed vintage Airflytes in wine country to shabby-chic coastal campers, tiny home (and trailer) tourism is on a roll.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 07/08/2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Destination Dining: Vashon Island’s Bramble House

Top Chef contestant Lia Lira returns home with a “modern American” restaurant that fuses global influences with island rusticity.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/06/2016

NONPROFIT

One Nonprofit Wants to Connect Every Ghanaian Child With a Portland Pen Pal

Yo Ghana! harnesses the power of good old-fashioned snail-mail.

  • By Claire Colby
  • Published 06/29/2016

PYROTECHNICS

What Does It Take to Light Up the Waterfront Blues Fest?

From ordering explosives to choreographing the 22-minute show, Heather Gobet is Portland's go-to pyrotechnician.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/28/2016

PARK FLICKS

A Giant Inflatable Movie Screen Pops Up in Four Oregon State Parks

This summer, the Hollywood Theatre launches its first outdoor film series event, with films playing in parks like Molalla River and Stub Stewart.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/24/2016

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

SAY AAAH

Eight Oregon Spa Destinations for Enlightened Pampering and Ocean Views

Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 06/24/2016

GET OUT

What’s the Story behind Oregon’s World-Famous Wild and Scenic Rivers?

Plus 10 of our state’s best waterways to explore.

  • By Adam Sawyer
  • Published 06/24/2016

SPACE STUFF

Celebrate Independence Day the Interplanetary Way: with NASA and "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi

This Fourth of July, America probes (conquers?) a new frontier—the planet Jupiter—as spacecraft Juno enters the gas giant's orbit after a five-year trek. And yes, you can watch it LIVE.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 06/22/2016

SLEEP IN THE TREES

10 Tree House Retreats for the Perfect Cascadian Summer Getaway

Branch out! From the Siskiyou Mountains to the Snoqualmie River, these "treesorts" take rustic camping to new heights.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/22/2016

BEER ME

Meet Rainier’s First New Beer in 20 Years

A post-Prohibition-style ale bottled in burly pounders? Pale Mountain Ale marks the iconic brewery's return to Washington state after 13 years in SoCal. Tagline: “It’s good to be home.”

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/17/2016

VIDEO GAMES

Central Oregon, Now Infested with Hordes of Video Game Zombies

A Bend-based game studio imagines a fate worse than gentrification.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/14/2016

FREE DESERT

Want to Win 10 Free Acres of Sagebrush in Central Oregon?

Portland-based Square Mile Cider is raffling off high desert land in Brothers, 30 miles east of Bend.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 06/14/2016

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
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