Feature

The Inside Tale of Colin O’Brady’s Death-Defying, Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

The Portlander was the first person to cross Antarctica unassisted. What helped him make the epic, nearly impossible 900-mile trek? Growing up here.

03/26/2019 By Julian Smith

RESEARCH

Right Now, You’re Breathing Out Microscopic Ecosystems That Can Tell Scientists Exactly Who You Are

And the research could have implications stretching from health care to crime fighting.

06/24/2016 By Julian Smith

Rainmaker

The Man Reinventing Columbia Sportswear

In the lab with Woody Blackford, Columbia Sportswear's man for all seasons.

10/16/2012 By Julian Smith

Trail City

Southbound

Take a detour during your commute down I-5 South, and pay a visit to some enchanting green spaces in Oregon City and Milwaukie.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Northern Stars

There's no shortage of dramatic destinations as you head north to Vancouver and Camas.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Afternoon Delights

Tell the boss you're working from home and take a tour of nearby nature.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Mudroom

Jump Start

D. B. Cooper: the last great western outlaw—and counter-culture icon.

10/14/2011 By Julian Smith

IN ORBIT

Trading Spaces

Evan Thomas, the director of PSU’s new Sustainable Water, Energy, and Environmental Technologies Lab, managed the design of a unit to monitor the International Space Station’s recycled water and also created cook stoves for use in rural Africa, using the

12/22/2010 By Julian Smith

Mudroom

Our Hero, Zero

Confluence hunting continues to grow as a favorite pass-time of latitude and longitude enthusiasts.

10/11/2010 By Julian Smith

FALL TRAVEL

Explore Hidden Oregon

From the sprawling emptiness of southeastern Oregon to the rough tranquility of the Oregon Coast, the state is ripe for exploring. No matter where you're going to, there are some lesser-known gems that can't be missed. We've found 30 such adventures.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Randy Gragg, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Brian Barker

Best Burgers 2009

Create the Perfect Burger

In this issue, not only did we judge the best burgers in the city; we gathered some of the top chefs in the city—Tommy Habetz of Bunk, Oswaldo Bibiano of Autentica, and Naomi Pomeroy of Beast—for a no-holds-barred Iron Chef-esque competition to create the

07/20/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Pacific Ring of Fire

The Danger Zone

Ever wondered whether you could outrun the lava if Mount Hood blew its lid? We have.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Celebs we'd most like at our Portland dinner table this month.

05/19/2009

Health

Body Chemistry

A recent study shows that toxic pollutants have found a new hiding place in Oregon—us.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith