Up in the Air

Pandemic Travel: Navigating Plane Trips, One Sanitizing Wipe at a Time

Plan A was a cruise, so flying to Vegas felt like a safer Plan B. But Vegas is not built for our current reality.

11/24/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Restaurants

Essay: The Last Supper—Again—of 2020

Finding work as a restaurant server has always been reliable. Not this year.

11/19/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Camping

Hoping to Camp in Oregon State Parks in 2021? You Can’t Book Quite Yet

After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.

10/15/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Politics

Death Cab for Cutie Team Up with Stacey Abrams to Fight Voter Suppression

The indie band and Georgia politician join forces to educate voters, one private song at a time.

10/14/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Eating Out

Socially Distanced Snack Spots to Take Your Takeout

Make the most of these last days of sunshine with plein air picnics around town.

09/29/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Oregon Fires

Smoky Skies Halt Outdoor Dining In Portland—But For How Long?

Restaurants and food carts are facing tough calls about whether to remain open, temporarily close, or move things indoors.

09/17/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Ainslee Dicken

Oregon Wildfires

How to Keep Your Indoor Spaces Smoke-Free

Here are a few tips to help protect your lungs from the smoke.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Mask Up

Portland Actor Creates 360 Mask Challenge

The Grimm star's new video shows mask wearers from across the country and world.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Wildfires

Even the Oregon Coast Is Burning

Traditionally a place of refuge from heat and smoke, the skies above parts of the Pacific have turned red.

09/09/2020 By Ainslee Dicken