Gabriel is a former digital editor and associate editor at Portland Monthly.

History

The Day The Dalles Dam Silenced Celilo Falls

Wilbur Slockish recounts when The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, the site of a centuries-old intertribal fishing and commerce market.

03/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

Essential Rainy Day Hikes around Portland

From Beaverton to the Columbia Gorge and beyond, explore raging waterfalls, ambling rivers, and lush forests with these close-to-home hikes.

03/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in March

Welcome spring with craft beer, cherry blossoms, LEGOs, chocolate, and more.

03/01/2022 By Shannon Daehnke and Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Trip Tip: Government Camp

From pit stops to lodging to eateries, Schoolhouse's Sara Kinnamon Fritsch gives her recs for the perfect vacation at the 'crown jewel of Mount Hood.'

03/01/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel News

The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, an Oregon Landmark, Looks to Reopen in 2023

A $4 million revitalization effort with Mt. Hood Skibowl would breathe new life into the resort, which has been shuttered since 2018.

02/28/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Who's Left Behind by Oregon’s Ever-Growing Trail Permit System?

Last year's permit rollout at Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Washington was rife with no-shows. This season looks to address access and equity.

02/18/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2022 PDX Jazz Festival

Local legend Mel Brown, four-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper, and more will bathe Portland in sound throughout the rest of February.

02/16/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Sports

Who Are the New Trail Blazers?

CJ McCollum, Larry Nancy Jr., and Norman Powell are out. Justise Winslow, Joe Ingles, and Josh Hart are in.

02/11/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

6 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Valentine's Day getaways in vintage trailers in Dayton, a sprawling ranch in Bend, and more.

02/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Angel’s Rest

This steep climb in the Gorge offers unparalleled panoramic views of the river.

02/08/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

What to Do

4 New Oregon Museum Exhibits Focusing on History and the Environment

From exploring snow’s impact on the environment to unpacking immigrant stories of survival, these new Oregon Museum exhibits will entertain and educate.

02/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Makers

How a Luthier from Uzbekistan Makes Some of Portland's Most Beloved Guitars

Portland luthier Peter Tsiorba on how his Uzbekistan roots, a 16th-century lute, and a guitar in downtown Portland have influenced his work.

01/31/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Air Travel

PDX Opens New Sensory Room in Concourse D

PDX joins a growing list of airports offering spaces and programs designed for fliers on the autism spectrum, which is available to passengers 24/7

01/27/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Escape Humdrum City Life with These 3 Unique PNW Retreats

Find solace inside a decades-old seminary, former working grain silos, or a renovated dairy truck at Pacific Northwest retreats.

01/26/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Why Not Pick Up a Hobby on Your Next Weekend Away in Oregon?

Forge a knife in Falls City, milk a cow in Sandy, learn archery in Ashland, and more skills you can learn from Oregon's many Airbnb Experiences.

01/19/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Visit These 10 Oregon Oddities and Roadside Attractions

From the Peter Iredale wreckage near Fort Stevens to the Shoe Tree near Mitchell, seek these out on your next road trip—or just the next time you're in downtown Portland.

01/13/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Scandal!

Portland Pickles Let Mascot Do a Twitter Takeover—Hilarity Ensues

Dillon T. Pickle's lewd selfie has the internet laughing.

01/13/2022 By Margaret Seiler

News

Govy-to-Portland Traffic Jams Cause Ski Resorts to Shift Strategy

There were hours-long commutes to the mountain and packed lots this weekend at Timberline, Mt Hood Meadows, and more.

01/11/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Weekend Itinerary: What to Do in McMinnville

Stay inside a dreamy old-world cottage, beat the high score at Joysticks, and meet the locals at Blue Moon.

01/07/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Trails

This leisurely Carlton hike brings solitude and quietness.

01/06/2022 By Gabriel Granillo