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Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

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: 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: Free Wheelin'

How to Car-Camp Like Royalty

Here's your deluxe, all-PNW guide.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Woman Up!

Pump Iron, Bust a Move, and Meditate at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

In its second year, our weekend of wellness and empowerment will show you all kinds of ways to move, groove, and generally improve your current level of fun.

04/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Get Buff (the Other Buff)

Soak, Scrub, and Sauna Options for Clothing-Averse Portlanders

Here's where to get naked, even in the darkest of winter.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Fitness: Close to Om

Is Downtown Portland the Best Place to Achieve Nirvana?

Give your busy brain a break at Pause Meditation.

12/28/2017 By Marty Patail

Fitness: Roll with the Punches

Northeast Portland's Knott Street Boxing Will Teach Any Willing Body to Fight

Yes, even you.

12/28/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fitness: Give Me Strength

Welcome to Portland's Feminist, Queer-Centric Barbell Gym

Liberation Barbell will lift you up.

12/28/2017 By Amy Martin

Fitness: Shake Your Groove Thing

7 Portland Dance Classes to Take Right Now

From hoop dance to Afro-contemporary, our city serves up a seriously sweaty slate of options.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Vine of the Times

How a Fresh Crop of Winemakers Is Upending Oregon Tradition

From white cab francs to fruity gamays, pinot noir is no longer the only grape in town.

09/13/2017 By Chad Walsh

Wine Country Escapes: Two Wheels

A Wine Country Bike Trip in Oregon's Eola–Amity Hills

Tour a close-to-home AVA on two wheels (or four).

09/13/2017 By Ben Waterhouse

Long Story Short

'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Monthly Won’t Keep Your Favorite Swimming Hole a Secret

Public land belongs to the public.

07/12/2016 By Zach Dundas

MANNERS

The Swimming Hole Code of Conduct

Or, how not to infuriate your fellow bathers.

07/12/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Take the Plunge

9 Incredible Northwest Swimming Holes

Breath-stealing waterfalls. Secluded lakes. Rollicking rivers. The Northwest’s greatest summer destinations hide off the beaten path—and within three hours of Portland.

07/12/2016 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Margaret Seiler, and Caleb Diehl

CHARTER FISHING

A Luxe Charter-Fishing Trip Puts Oregon’s Seafood Bounty at Your Fingertips

No angling skills? No problem. Reel in all the good stuff from a charter vessel.

05/19/2016 By Ramona DeNies

KAYAK CRABBING

How to Catch Your Own Dungeness Crab Feast on the Oregon Coast. In a Kayak.

You’re gonna go crabbing in what?? Launch your pedal kayak for a surf-skimming trip.

05/19/2016 By Kelly Clarke