Beyond the Bridges

Ferried Away

Get on board for a weekend of bike touring on Washington’s Vashon Island.

08/16/2010 By Ariana Donalds

Trail of the Month

Bonney Butte

Visit the short Bonney Butte Trail this fall for a spectacular view—the best in the state—of Oregon's birds of prey.

08/16/2010 With Brian Barker

The Mudroom

Make Grove, Not War

Portland-based humanitarian organization Mercy Corps are helping to sew the seeds to peace in North Korea, one Oregon apple tree at a time.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

News and Notes

Singletrack Savior?

NPR travels to Oakridge to find out if mountain biking can save a town.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Twilight racing, watershed exploration, and a forest full of friends—say hello to the weekend.


News and Notes

White Out

A paddle boarder finds some toothy company in the water.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Jam bands, skirt chasing, and going barefoot—it’s a weekend to write home about.



Serve St. Helens

Mount St. Helens institute asks avid hikers to treck the trails with intention.

08/03/2010 By Lauren Fox

Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Summer strolls, volcano love, and a gear junkie’s Black Friday—pack it in, it’s the weekend.


In Person

30 Seconds With Alexandra Cousteau

The celebrated ocean crusader talks to Portland Monthly about her family’s legacy, water conservation, and pretending to be a mermaid.

07/26/2010 By Lauren Fox

Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Volcano views, heritage trees, and a paddle-powered regatta—punch the clock, it’s Friday.



Help a Kid Out

Students ask their community to step up and take a survey.

07/22/2010 By Lauren Fox


All in Agreement

The City and the Forest Park Conservancy draft a plan to tackle the trails together.

07/21/2010 By Lauren Fox


Aye, Calypso

Alexandra Cousteau sets sail for Portland.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide

Hawaiian Shave Ice, star gazing, a classic road ride, and a (really) old-school game of shinty—this weekend is a kick in the pants.



Table Rock Trail

In the vicinity of Molalla, Oregon, sits Table Rock, a breathtaking beacon, remnant of old volcanic flows of yore. Climb to the top and witness spectacular, unforgettable views reaching at far north as Rainier and as far south as Shasta with this month's

07/15/2010 With Brian Barker

News and Notes

In the Bag?

Hizzoner pledges to rid the Rose City of plastic bags.


63 Things Every Portlander Must Do

Must Do: Walk-About

Go for a walk and discover Jewish deli owner Nick Zukin's favorite Latin hot spots, Kristin Kaye's favorite ways that Portland gives back to our green Earth, or Rabbi Gary Schoenberg's favorite boating businesses.

07/14/2010 By Karen Brooks


63 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We're all aware of the fact that, as a city, Portland has a lot to offer. But, unlike other cities, what Portland has to offer is decidedly _weird_. If you want to fit in, you've got to learn "where to shop":/style-and-shopping/articles/must-do-shop-0810/

07/14/2010 By Karen Brooks

News and Notes

Plastic not so Fantastic

Ban the Bag Coalition declares a Day of Action in Portland