Get Out

6 Ways to Exercise in Portland for $10 or Less

Because boutique fitness classes can be great—but they can also break the bank.

11/28/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Mountain Time: Ski Cascadia

Beyond Hood: More Pacific Northwest Peaks to Ski

From Whistler to Shasta, head to Cascadia's other big hitters.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Mount Hood Guide: Planks and Trays

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Into the Woods

Where to Snowshoe, XC Ski, and Sled on Mount Hood

Not into high-speed descents and expensive gear? Get out in the snow, one foot at a time.

11/20/2017 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Mount Hood Guide: Go for Gold

At Oregon’s Year-Round Ski Slope, You Can Shred Next to Olympians

As of summer 2017, Timberline is an official training site for US skiers and snowboarders.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Mount Hood Guide: The Powder Report

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Think Timberline and Meadows are your only options? Strap in.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Game On

A Swiss Sneaker Company Kicks Into Gear in Portland

On, a Zurich-based running shoe maker, aims to break into the local market.

11/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are the Biggest Women's Sports Franchise on Earth

But you already knew that, right?

11/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Hikes

5 Close-to-Portland Hikes for Reveling in Fall Color

From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.

10/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Fit City

Take a Class with Oregon’s First Female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Here’s how you can train (for free!) with world champion Amanda Diggins, and what to know before you go.

09/29/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Eagle Creek Fire

As the Columbia Gorge Burns, Reflecting on What This Place Means to Us

From pianist Hunter Noack to hiker Jenny Bruso to chef Gregory Gourdet, Oregonians pay tribute to a natural resource forever changed.

09/07/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Get Outside

This Portland-Based Nonprofit Helps Tots and Parents Hit the Trail

Want to explore nature with your newborn? Hike it Baby can lead the way.

09/07/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Bike Touring

These 7 Oregon Scenic Bikeways Are Made for Fall Cycling

These perfect rides—from the Breitenbush River to the new-ish Sherar's Falls route—will pump air into your fall plans.

08/30/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Dispatch

Will a 200-Mile Trail Come to the Columbia River Gorge?

Imagine a seamless loop spanning both sides of the Columbia.

08/14/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Field Notes

Trail of the Month: Bird-Watching at Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Head south of Salem for wetlands and winged visitors.

08/14/2017 By Brian Barker

Gym Spotlight

Portland’s New Body-Positive, Queer-Centric Gym Opens September 2

What’s it like to work out in a space that shuns diet culture? Liberation Barbell wants to find out.

08/14/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Get Outside

New Biketown Program Helps Cyclists with Disabilities Get on the Road

Portland's bike share program now offers hand cycles, trikes, supportive cuffs, and more.

08/10/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Long Story Short

'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Get Out

The Insider’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Rafting in Oregon

From epic backpacking treks to essential river trips to top-notch campground tips, here’s how to get outside this summer.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies