Sodium Sculptures

Is Baker City Home to the World's Weirdest Art Show?

For a decade, Eastern Oregon's Great Salt Lick Contest has auctioned off surreal sculptural blocks of livestock-gnawed sodium. It's goofy—but is it also art?

09/06/2016 By Marisa Russell

Fire!

The Hottening: Five Tips For Fire Season

From firenados to climate change, we step back for a cool look at what the world's hottest summer means for Oregon.

08/19/2016 By Marisa Russell

NPS Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Parks—We Got You Something Nice!

This month, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We found six amazing items to trick out your celebration.

08/08/2016 By Marisa Russell and Ramona DeNies

Parks and Rec

Punchbowl Falls: Meet Oregon's Newest County Park

After a century-long wait, Hood River County unveils this 102-acre public patch of pristine salmon habitat. And you can visit!

07/28/2016 By Marisa Russell

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

07/26/2016 By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson

Travel News

Alaska Airlines to Launch New Direct Flight from PDX to Sun Valley. Sick!

Sure, Mount Hood is home turf. But it's about to get a lot easier for Portlanders to shred the gnar at Idaho's premier ski resort.

07/15/2016 By Marisa Russell

BOOKS

This Book about a Corporate Flight Attendant Will Make You Even More Resentful about Flying Economy

We caught up with Ann Menke to hear about her new book, her career as a flight attendant to billionaires, and that time when Jerry Seinfeld dropped trou on her flight.

07/12/2016 By Marisa Russell

GLAMPING

In Oregon, You Can Choose Your Own Tiny Home Adventure

From flamingo-ringed vintage Airflytes in wine country to shabby-chic coastal campers, tiny home (and trailer) tourism is on a roll.

07/08/2016 By Marisa Russell

PYROTECHNICS

What Does It Take to Light Up the Waterfront Blues Fest?

From ordering explosives to choreographing the 22-minute show, Heather Gobet is Portland's go-to pyrotechnician.

06/28/2016 By Marisa Russell

PARK FLICKS

A Giant Inflatable Movie Screen Pops Up in Four Oregon State Parks

This summer, the Hollywood Theatre launches its first outdoor film series event, with films playing in parks like Molalla River and Stub Stewart.

06/24/2016 By Marisa Russell

SLEEP IN THE TREES

10 Tree House Retreats for the Perfect Cascadian Summer Getaway

Branch out! From the Siskiyou Mountains to the Snoqualmie River, these "treesorts" take rustic camping to new heights.

06/22/2016 By Marisa Russell

DAY TRIPS

Here's What It Looks Like to Railbike the Oregon Coast

This summer, you can ride abandoned rail tracks past estuaries and cheese factories, over bridges and under blue skies—all on a custom foot-powered, four-seater contraption.

06/14/2016 By Marisa Russell

MASTER CLASS

Let the Senior Games Begin!

Think you'll still be running races at age 90? These athletes will school you.

06/09/2016 By Marisa Russell

BIRD: ON IT

Yes, Portland Has an Official Bird—for 30 Years Now

As Great Blue Heron Week enters its 30th year, we answer all your burning questions. Like, which beer should I drink to celebrate, and what poem should I recite?

05/31/2016 By Marisa Russell

STATE PARKS

Go Wild for Oregon State Parks Day—It's All Free!

This weekend, Oregon goes full-on mad for state parkland—waiving fees for day use, camping, crabbing, and even hot dogs. Here's where to go to get the best park perks.

05/31/2016 By Marisa Russell

places to go

Thicket!

A charming new retail plant nursery at NE 23rd & Alberta.

06/21/2012 By Kate Bryant

EAT HERE NOW

Weekday Breakfast at Otto

Southeast Hawthorne’s mid-century hideaway began daily a.m. service this week, dishing up affordable made-to-order plates for the whole family.

06/08/2012 By Allison Jones

Product Pick

The Good Book

Looking for something for Dad? How about this.

05/30/2012 By Eden Dawn

Slide Show

Do Fence Me In

There are nearly as many kinds of fences as neighbors who make them. Take a tour in this visual diary.

05/28/2012 By Kristin Belz

MENU WATCH

Get Ready for Dining Month

This June, over sixty Portland restaurants will offer sensational and seasonal three-course meals for just $25.

05/17/2012 By Allison Jones