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8 Great Portland Design Finds

Hand-thrown mugs to chic raincoats to rustic Mexican chimineas, we're suckers for these local goods.

09/18/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Eden Dawn, and Catherine Johnson

Get Out of Town

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.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Cache Me If You Can

Geocaching Is the Geekiest Outdoors Activity (and It Began in Oregon)

What's up with this wood-walking, GPS-stalking hobby?

07/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

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Upgrade Your Backyard Bash with This Portland-Perfect Stuff

Giant party games and wood-burning chimineas help get the party started.

06/19/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Breaking News

Brunch Favorite HunnyMilk Launches Doughnut Pop-Up, Outer Darkness Donuts

… with not one, but two possible brick-and-mortars coming down the pike.

06/01/2018 By Catherine Johnson

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

Design

The 5 Biketown Design Winners Are Here

The quintet of winning designs—one for each of the city's quadrants—are now rolling through Portland streets.

05/22/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Food News

3 New Vegan Dining Options to Kickstart Your Summer

Weirdly enough, they’re all from Sudra-adjacent chefs.

05/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Fitness

Check Out Portland's Cult-Favorite Spin Class at Woman Up!

A short intro might be just the way to sample BurnCycle's beloved intensity.

05/02/2018 By Catherine Johnson

PDX Index

What's the Deal with Portland's Parking Kitty App?

We break down the numbers behind the city's year-old app, which lets drivers pay for downtown parking with their phone.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Smart Travel

ODOT Relaunches Crowd-Pleasing, Crowd-Easing Shuttle to Multnomah Falls

The idea was to reduce traffic on I-84. It's working so well the bus will now run year-round, with extended service to Hood River.

04/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Flora Exotica

How Plants Can Change Your Life

A Design Week event showcases unusual plants and hand-cast stone pots.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Hiking

This Oregon Guidebook Spotlights Two Coastal Forests

The Sierra Club wants you to fall in love with the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.

02/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Happenings

February's Can't-Miss Shopping Events

From Portland Night Market to Not My President Day, it's a month of shopping goodness.

02/08/2018 By Catherine Johnson