Get Outside

The Insider's Guide to Camping in the Pacific Northwest

It's finally summer. Here's how to escape the crowds, score secret spots, discover Oregon's wild desert, and camp like royalty.

05/22/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by Isaac Lane Koval

Top Stories

Man vs. Monument

Will Trump Ransack Oregon's Public Lands?

Southern Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou could be the next national monument on the Administration's hit list.

05/22/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Pride: The Prequel

In 1964, Portland Tried to Crack Down on the City’s Gay Scene. Here's What Happened.

Before the rainbow flag flew high, queer life unfolded in bars both wild and discreet. Then the city decided to shut it all down.

05/22/2018 By Zach Dundas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: June 2018

Pop star Frankie Simone drops her debut EP, Soweto Kinch plays genre-crossing jazz, and Masha Gessen talks straight about Trump and Putin.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New Residency Lets Portland Artists Go Wild in 3-D

The collaboration between Form and ADX gives artists access to a 3-D foundry and tools galore.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Dark Waters

A New Book Asks Questions about a Mother Turned Killer

In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.

05/22/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Camping Guide: Bring the Heat

5 Delicious Ways to Boost Your Campfire Cooking Game

From forest fondue to an off-the-grid old-fashioned, these recipes bring culinary swagger to the backcountry.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

At Nam Lộc, It's Crab Soup and Teeny Shrimp Pancakes with a Side of Law & Order

Don't skip this SE 82nd Avenue strip-mall spot.

05/22/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Word of Mouth

Notes from a 24-Hour Seattle Food Bender

Rollicking Southern food to $225 negronis, here's what to devour on a trip up north. Plus: tips from an Emerald City culinary insider.

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks and Allecia Vermillion

Review

At Bistro Agnes, the Wild Duo behind Ox Plays French Food Straight

The downtown spot is good. But where's the spark?

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Are We Loving the Outdoors to Death?

Humans are overrunning the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. What's to be done?

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Home & Real Estate

Design

The Hidden History of North Portland's Flower-Powered Peninsula Park

With its sunken garden and lusty pink blooms, the park was part of our young city's frenzy for roses.

05/22/2018 By Kate Bryant

Real Estate

Will Portland's Condo Market Make a Comeback?

Not to be confused with all those apartments (and hotels and office buildings) going up around town.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

Camping Guide: The Peak Bagger

This Portlander Plans to Climb the Tallest Mountain in All 50 States. In One Summer.

Mountaineer Colin O'Brady has already summited the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time. Now he's chasing a new goal.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

History

40 Years Ago, Here's How Writer Edmund White Described Gay Life in Portland

An excerpt from States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, originally published in 1980.

05/22/2018 By Edmund White

History

Born in 1891, This Transgender Oregonian Was a Man ahead of His Time

Alan Hart was a doctor, author, husband, and a trans pioneer.

05/22/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Pride: The Prequel

In 1964, Portland Tried to Crack Down on the City’s Gay Scene. Here's What Happened.

Before the rainbow flag flew high, queer life unfolded in bars both wild and discreet. Then the city decided to shut it all down.

05/22/2018 By Zach Dundas

Soccer

The Sad American's Guide to Picking a World Cup Team

The United States men's team failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since the 1980s. Here's how to find a new squad to get behind.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Cards for Humanity

A Portland-Made Card Game Reveals Just How Well You Know Your Friends

Ami Baio's new game is basically cards for humanity.

05/22/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Party Animals

How the Oregon Zoo Won Twitter

#rateaspecies is a reason to love the internet.

05/22/2018 By Amy Martin

PDX Index

How Will Trump's Tariff Tussle Affect Oregon?

Oregon exports nearly $4 billion worth of goods to China. What could the trade tiff mean for our state?

05/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Lab Life

This Portlander Creates Super-Fun Science Videos for Kids

Lindsey Murphy—aka “Crazy Aunt Lindsey”—makes DIY experiments fabulous.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Style & Shopping

Shop Hop

7 Must-Hit Shops on SE Division

The Southeast Portland dining destination is now a must-shop strip, with vintage scavenger hunts, occult tomes, and sequined minidresses.

05/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Trophy Case

Filmmaker Crofton Diack Packs This Portland-Made Stuff on Wilderness Treks

Want to survive the Arctic? Bring sausage and body balm.

05/22/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Travel & Outdoors

Get Outside

The Insider's Guide to Camping in the Pacific Northwest

It's finally summer. Here's how to escape the crowds, score secret spots, discover Oregon's wild desert, and camp like royalty.

05/22/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by Isaac Lane Koval

Camping Guide: Desert Rambles

5 Essential Hikes in the Eastern Oregon Desert

From red-rock spires to aspen-shrouded hot springs, here's where to trek on the other side of the Cascades.

05/22/2018 By ONDA and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Eastern Promises

Head to Harney County for Hot Springs and Wild Horses

In Oregon's lonely southeastern corner, otherworldly wonders await.

05/22/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Camping Guide: Back to Basics

From Waxed Canvas to Breathable Woolens, How to Camp Like Teddy Roosevelt

Step away from the titanium spork.

05/22/2018 By Dan Engler

Camping Guide: How To

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

Camping Guide: Fast & Furious

This Is the Pacific Northwest's Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear

From dehydrated Coava coffee to ultra-packable sleeping bags, here's how to shed those extra ounces.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Fingers Crossed

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Free Wheelin'

How to Car-Camp Like Royalty

Here's your deluxe, all-PNW guide.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Man vs. Monument

Will Trump Ransack Oregon's Public Lands?

Southern Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou could be the next national monument on the Administration's hit list.

05/22/2018 By Ramona DeNies