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

Outdoors

10 Hikes and Bike Rides Every Portlander Must Know

Our great outdoors can be close to home, truly wild, or even both. Get out there.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Urban Trails

Gateway Green, an Urban Park in the Works for 12 Years, Is Open

Portland's new oasis for mountain biking and urban hiking is wedged between two highways.

06/20/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Dispatch

Yes, Portland Has a Surf Scene—and It's on the Rise

These are swell times in our landlocked city.

06/12/2017 By Rick Albano

Om Base

The 6 Stages of Buddha Bud Yoga

What happens when you pair weed with warrior pose? Things get weird.

05/31/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Forest Park

The Insider's Guide to Forest Park

Portland boasts the wildest city park in the nation. From hidden hikes to essential gear, here's everything you need to know.

05/15/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler