Gabriel Granillo is an associate editor at Portland Monthly, where he writes news and features about travel & outdoors and health & wellness. He also manages the magazine's Midbook section, which highlights Portland-area makers and creators. He has a degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University, and spent two years as a writer/editor at Flagstaff Live!, Mountain Living Magazine, and the Arizona Daily Sun before joining the Portland Monthly team.

Wellness

Not Into Spas? Try These Stress Relief Alternatives around Portland

Break s&%t at OutRaged, do nothing at Float On, or pet some cats at Purrington’s Cat Lounge.

10/20/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Camp Yoshi Wants to Reclaim the Outdoors for Black and Brown Folks

The Portland-based outdoor adventure group curates multi-day adventures with fresh-cooked meals and healing in mind.

10/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

New Book Explores Portland’s Historic and Underappreciated Cemeteries

The Portland authors talk about their new book, 'Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon'. Plus: they recommend five cemeteries for spooky-season sleuthing.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Shops

El Interior Honors and Shares Traditional Mexican Folk Art

From colorful ceramic skulls for Día de los Muertos to floral table runners, Laura Gutierrez wants to share the art of her people.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Holidays

The Importance of Ofrendas on Día de los Muertos

Plus: We reach out to local Mexican/Mexican American/Latinx creators, makers, and businesses to help decorate our own ofrenda.

10/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Crown Zellerbach Trail

Autumn leaves, breezy drives, and creepy vibes just 40 minutes north of Portland

10/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Where to Check Out Fall Colors Around Portland

See changing autumnal leaves at Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland Japanese Garden, and beyond.

09/24/2021 By Kate Bryant and Gabriel Granillo

Nature

Fall Bird Migrations in Oregon and Where to Watch Them

Raptors, shore birds, and the fan-favorite Vaux's swifts are moving about the skies these days. Here's where to find them.

09/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Yakama Nation Mt Adams Recreational Area

Explore Bird Creek Meadows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and more at the 21,000-acre land managed by the Yakama Nation.

09/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

These Portland Companies Are Changing the Way We Travel

Planning your next trip? Consider Modern Adventure, Camp Yoshi, and more.

09/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Photography

Show Your Love of Portland's Forest Park and Win Some Gear

But hurry up. Pro Photo Supply’s annual Forest Park Conservancy Photography Contest ends September 3.

08/27/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Looking for a Quick Trip Outdoors? Don’t Sleep on Portland-Area Nature Parks

Explore nature and wildlife at Marquam, Powell Butte, Canemah Bluff, and more.

08/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Is Portland Ready to Travel Again? Modern Adventure Thinks So.

Luis Vargas of the Portland-based travel agency says we're headed for a 'golden age of travel.' Amid a still-raging pandemic, what lessons have we learned?

08/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Watersports

Sup, SUPers? Grab Your Board. We're Going Paddling.

Paddle up at Lost Lake, Hood River, Sellwood Waterfront Park, and more.

08/18/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Gabriel Granillo

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Bimma Williams on Preparing for Hood to Coast and How Cancer Has Impacted his Life

Bimma Williams, host of Claima Stories, talks about preparing for the 199-mile relay and how cancer has impacted his life.

08/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Beat the Heat with Whitewater Rafting

Get ready to ride the rapids on the North Santiam, White Salmon, the Clackamas, the Deschutes, and the McKenzie Rivers.

08/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

The Campaign to Recall Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Sputtering

Organizers admit they are way behind on signature gathering goals, and the heat wave won't help.

08/11/2021 By Cami Hughes

Field Notes

New Mt. Hood Trails Boast Views and Wildflowers Galore

The ski and snowboarding resort debuted an 8-mile expanded trail system this summer.

08/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo