First Look

Behold Rock-Star Architect Kengo Kuma's Love Song to Oregon Forests

The Portland Japanese Garden is about to unveil a $33.5 million architectural ode to nature and Japanese culture.

03/21/2017 By Elise Herron

Extreme Sports

Meet Extreme Sea Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister

The champion athlete (and ice cream mogul, and former Miss Germany contestant) passes through Portland in the way to her next adventure: a solo circumnavigation of North America.

03/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Get Outside

A New Portland Cycling Group Invites Women of Color to Pedal Together

Friends on Bikes aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive cycling scene through advocacy and community building—and doughnuts.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Read 'Em and Eat

Dishing Up the Dirt with Hood River Farmer and Blogger Andrea Bemis

Score a recipe for spring harvest pizza from this CSA-inspired cookbook.

03/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Airport Love

PDX Could Be Even Better: 9 Next-Level Perks Our Airport Needs

Sure, Portland is still America's favorite airport. But let's not forget the competition. From indoor waterfalls to therapy pigs, here's what we'd gladly steal.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Race Guide

Our Guide to 36 of the Season’s Best Races

Superhero fun runs, grueling singletrack centuries, waist-deep mud pits, and midnight downtown dashes—from spring through summer, we've got your number.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Photography

An Urban Photo Gallery and a Bucolic Artists Retreat Join Forces

Blue Sky Gallery and the Sitka Center team up to give photographers two weeks of work and reflection on the Oregon Coast.

02/28/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Flower Power

We Are So Ready for These Eight Spring Blooms

Crocuses to rhodies, life-affirming spring gorgeousness is about to own this town. Here's what to watch for, and when.

02/21/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Theater

Oregon Shakespeare Fest Opens with Political Charge and Period Drama

Head to Ashland for Julius Caesar, a modern-day Medea through a Latino lens, and more.

02/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theatre's Airport Cinema Opens February 23

PDX travelers can soon watch short movies by Oregon filmmakers. For free. Squeeeee!

02/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

Hotels

Downtown Hilton to Be Renamed after Famed Oregon Suffragist

The new Duniway is getting a big remodel, too.

02/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Check-In with Love

Hotel Romance: Nine Overnight Options for Valentine's Day

From urban oases to out-of-town escapes, we round up nine superfine hotels still taking in late-planning lovers.

02/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Local Seafood

Oregon's Late-Start Crab Season Gets Cracking

The silver lining of the recent fishers’ strike? Lots of crabs on the Oregon coast. Right now, commercial and casual crabbers alike can fill their pots.

02/06/2017 By Regan Breeden

Politics

How Trump's Travel Ban Affects Two PSU Students

At Portland State University, a former student from Syria is separated from his loved ones. Another just prays he'll be allowed to finish his degree.

02/02/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Mushing

This Is Oregon's Most Epic Dog Sled Race

Meet the mushers (and the adorable huskies) that defied blizzards to race in the 2017 Eagle Cap Extreme—some qualifying in the process for Alaska's Iditarod.

01/27/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Beer Me

A Newberg Brewery Battles a Surprising Foe

Young microbrewery Wolves & People wants to launch a weekend chef event series. A neighbor wants to shut it down completely.

01/23/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Outdoor Education

Columbia Land Trust Announces Full-Service Tour Series

The longtime land steward unfurls a 2017 lineup rich in rare wildlife, limited-access trails, and a bit of brew.

01/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Family

Great Wolf Lodge: the Centralia Waterpark Your Kids Know Exists

One day, parents, your precious tadpoles will win this battle. Prep for the inevitable with these pro tips. (No. 5: do not play the claw.)

01/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Public Land

With an Expanded National Monument, Oregon's Debate over Public Lands Continues

A late-breaking executive order from President Obama nearly doubles Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Could the 45th President roll that back?

01/13/2017 By Elise Herron

Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies