Wine Country Weekends

For the Foodie

The lush northern Willamette Valley soil is good for growing more than just grapes, so pair your wine tasting with the memorable of meals.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Active Traveler

If your wine tasting weekend needs more action than a stroll around the vineyard, the Columbia River Gorge is the place for you.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Pioneering Palate

Umpqua and Rogue valley vintages are both less renowned and further away, but the tastes are worth the travel.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Newcomer

For newcomers and procrastinators; here are the tastes and activities that should be on every Willamette Valley virgin’s shortlist.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Cover Story

Wine Country Weekends

Whether you're a seasoned explorer, or even a Willamette Valley vino newbie, we've got the travel tips.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Trail of the Month

Oxbow Regional Park

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oxbow Regional Park remains a surprisingly untamed destination. Red foxes, blacktail deer, bald eagles, blue herons—even black bears and cougars—roam among the 1,200-acre expanse. But it’s the wa

09/13/2010 With Brian Barker


2010 Ski Film Premeries

A bevy of snow swooshing action is headed for Portland theaters.


Get Out

Weekend Plans: A trio of hikes on Mount Hood

Sweeping mountain views, bike swaps, and organically fueled festivals—get the word out, it’s the weekend.



Nice Pass

A handy guide to the winter’s must-have accessory.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Campfire tales, migrating hawks, and the season’s newest gear—time for last-minute Labor Day plans.



Call of the Wild

Discussing the fate of Oregon’s wolf conservation plan.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Creepy crawlies, cyclocross races, and cinematic wonders—grab a front row seat for the weekend.



Hike of the Week: Oneonta Gorge

Get this Columbia River Gorge excursion while it’s hot.


Things To Do

Flapper Party

Meet up with the Audubon Society’s Birds of Prey tonight



Who needs Banff?

Radical Reels Tour coming to Portland


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Fun runs, boat tours, and a brand new pair of kicks—this weekend fits like a glove.



Park Place

Meet Portland’s newest city park


News and Notes

Be Good to the Last Drop

A new way to calculate your water footprint

08/18/2010 By Lauren Fox

Field Report

Hike of the Week: Opal Creek

The Dog Days of Summer call for miles of tree-shaded trails, deep green pools—and a water slide.


Things To Do

Rollin' on the River

An intern braves the rapids—your turn!

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox