Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame


Stumping Grounds

What’s right about Oregon’s first new state park in nearly three decades? Not much.

05/19/2009 By Bill Donahue

Beyond The Bridges


At Great Washington's Great Wolf Lodge, families howl over epic waterslides. Last year, Grand Mound, Washington—equidistant between Portland and Seattle—joined eleven other locations across North America as a destination for the Great Wolf Res

05/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Period Piece

The Governor Hotel—a famous Portland destination—turns one hundred this year, and to celebrate we unlock its secrets.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall

Trail of the Month

Cherry Orchard Trail

A windswept meadow leads to an abandoned cherry orchard

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker


How To…Pluck A Person Off Mount Hood

The January 17 helicopter rescue of Mount Hood climber Michael Leming certainly wasn’t the first time the National Guard’s 1042nd Medical Company has picked someone off the peak, but it might have been the last—at least for a while. The company and

05/19/2009 By Sam Holder


Fresh Tracks

Ever wonder what Vail looked like before it became Vail? Head to Tamarack, Idaho, a megaresort in the making.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker


Discovery Channel

Even when viewed from the fourth-floor deck of a behemoth ocean liner, the berg-clogged bays of Alaska’s Inside Passage will cause your jaw to drop.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas


A Weekend Caper

The beachfront town of Pacific City isn’t all that cute. Yet. And that is precisely its appeal.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis


The Joys of Old

To experience the splendor of the Olympic Peninsula, step away from your car and head into the trees.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis


City of Spectacles

Infused with millions of dollars, Seattle’s reinvigorated arts scene gives visitors a whole new perspective.

05/19/2009 By Jessica C. Voelker

Beyond the Bridges

Forget Paris

A weekend escape with your honey is just a short road trip away.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Beyond the Bridges

Mission Statement

Classy and cool, Santa Barbara looks like Southern California but feels a lot like home (without the rain).

05/19/2009 By Claire Martin


Peak Conditions

I had my choice of 600 miles of trails that crisscross through the Eagle Cap Wilderness (which makes up the heart of the Wallowas), and I took the steep climb to Aneroid Lake, a spectacular alpine pool that sits at 7,500 feet. I can peer down on Wallo

05/19/2009 By Megan McMorris


Raging Beauty

Sure, Oregon has the most wild and scenic rivers in the country. But we want another one.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Beyond the Bridges

Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Beyond the Bridges

Beyond Manhattan

Looking for the authentic New York City? Then get thee to Brooklyn, where neighborhoods in transition are defining the Big Apple’s future.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Boom Town

Say so long to Las Vegas’s Disney past. (Yes!) The era of decadence is in full swing.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis


Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas