Q&A

This Portland Woman Spends Her Free Time Trapping Cats to Be Spayed and Neutered

Karen Jealous, a.k.a 'PDX Cat Trapper', takes feral and stray felines to be spayed and neutered, and then returns them to their community.

08/12/2022 By Michelle Harris

Hike of the Month

Hike of the Month: Ecola Point to Indian Beach

Lighthouse views and inland shade on this Oregon Coast trail near Cannon Beach, at Ecola State Park

08/12/2022 By Michelle Harris

Outdoors

Shady Hikes and Picnic Spots for Hot Days in and around Portland

From the fir frenzy of North Portland’s Columbia Park to a tree-lined trail on Sauvie Island, here are a few places to celebrate the shadows.

08/11/2022 By Cassondra Bird, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Health news

Monkeypox Is On the Rise in Oregon

There are 89 confirmed or presumptive cases in Oregon, the bulk of which are in Multnomah County. Here's what to know about vaccines and more.

08/09/2022 By Michelle Harris

Drugs

Psychedelic Mushrooms Will Be Going Back to Some Oregon Ballots this November

Two dozen counties in Oregon are asking voters to once again weigh in on legalizing psilocybin centers

08/05/2022 By Michelle Harris

Hiking

These Waterfall Hikes Don’t Require a Timed Permit

While you need a permit to reach much of the waterfall corridor in Oregon and Washington, some trails don't take so much planning.

08/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Wellness

Six Portland Spa Treatments You’ve Never Heard Of (But Might Need)

From oxygen facials to sound healing to goat happy hour (what?!), these local wellness centers offer the latest in self-care regimens.

08/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in August

Pig-N-Ford races at the Tillamook County Fair, Chicks concerts in Bend, the Oregon State Fair, Hood to Coast relay race, and more

08/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Swimming

Portland Is a Beach Town. It's True.

But which in-the-city river beach or dock—Poet’s, Audrey McCall, Sellwood, Cathedral, Tom McCall Bowl, or Duckworth Dock—is right for you and your crew?

07/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler, Michelle Harris, and Matthew Trueherz

Heat Wave

A Heat Wave Is Coming for Portland This Week

A number of overnight cooling shelters are opening across the Portland area this week, with temperatures expected to top out at around 100 degrees.

07/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Vacation

Still Looking to Book that Summer Getaway?

Act fast on these Oregon rentals which include a cozy lodge in Lakeside, a rustic farmhouse in McMinnville, and an alpaca farm retreat in Portland.

07/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Q&A

Stuart Wells Joins Portland Audubon as New Executive Director

Wells is looking to increase community involvement in wildlife conservation and education. The location set beside Forest Park is one of the oldest Audubon chapters in the country.

07/18/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Vacation

36 Hours in Oregon City

The historic town is home to breweries, vintage shops, and Oregon’s version of Niagara Falls

07/07/2022 By Michelle Harris

Best of PDX

The Ultimate Portland Bucket List

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

07/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Summer Fun

The Big Float Is Bringing the Party to the Willamette River for One Last Hurrah

A summer tradition in Portland, this year is both the 10th anniversary and the final installment for the flotilla of unicorn floaties, big yellow ducks, and more.

07/05/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in July

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, a dory celebration in Pacific City, orchestral music on the coast, and more

07/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Fourth of July

Where to Catch Big Fireworks Displays around Portland and Beyond This Fourth of July

Find the rockets' red glare at Portland’s Waterfront Park, Oaks Amusement Park, coastal towns like Astoria and Seaside, and more

06/28/2022 By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Heat Wave

Portland's Program to Install Air Conditioning in Low-Income Homes Lags behind Initial Plans

Fewer than 100 units are currently up and running.

06/24/2022 By Michelle Harris

Scenic Drives

The Northern Clark County Scenic Drive Is a Blast to the Past

North of Vancouver and close to Portland, the loop includes a historic homestead, an old grist mill, a museum, waterfall hikes, river swims, and more.

06/23/2022 By Michelle Harris