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

Greenspaces

A Celebration of Portland Parks

A thank-you note to the hiking trails of Forest Park, the playground of Wilshire and Arbor Lodge, the smell of roses in Washington and Peninsula Parks, and more

06/17/2022 Edited by Julia Silverman By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Transformations

The Jupiter Hotel Is Ready for Its Next Act

For the past two years, the East Burnside hotel served as a quarantine shelter for COVID-positive homeless people. Now, it's ready for other guests again.

06/16/2022 By Michelle Harris

Home Remodel

Birds, Bunnies, and Backstory at the Gloriously Restored Isam White House

Once a Nob Hill boardinghouse and restaurant, the Colonial Revival–style Portland home has been lovingly restored by its project-loving designer owners.

06/15/2022 By Michelle Harris Photography by Christopher Dibble

History Lesson

Will Portland's Shanghai Tunnels Close for Good?

After pandemic closures, Underground Tours operators are looking for a way forward.

06/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Agribusiness

Down on Dairy? From Almond to Soy to Hazelnut, a Closer Look at the Options for Milk Alternatives

Ready to give up dairy for good? We take a closer look at your options, from nut milks to oat milk, and more.

06/10/2022 By Michelle Harris

Swimming Holes

Take a Hike to a Swimming Hole

Combine water and a walk, short or long, with a visit to Lacamas Park, Mosier Creek Falls, Metzler Park, or lakes in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

06/08/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Events

What to Do in Oregon in June

Goonies Day hits Astoria, a Bach festival kicks off in Eugene, wine country shows some Pride, and more!

06/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Michelle Harris

Portland Parks

Parks We Love in Portland’s Suburbs, from West Linn to Washougal

Venture beyond city limits for more great greenspaces in West Linn, Tualatin, Gresham, and Washougal.

05/27/2022 By Michelle Harris

Recreation

It’s Will-AM-it, Dammit! Running the Numbers on the Willamette River

Dive in at Poet's Beach, kayak at Sellwood Riverfront Park, or just worry about Portland Harbor pollutants—there’s a lot to do in the Willamette.

05/27/2022 By Michelle Harris

Oregon Wine

Alt Wine Fest Explores the World of Wine Beyond Pinot

The July festival, taking place at Abbey Road Farm, is dedicated to the 80+ varieties of Oregon grapes that aren't pinot noir.

05/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: Apartments in North Portland for Under $2,500 Per Month

This list features stylish, North Portland homes with private patios, kitchen islands, and loads of windows.

05/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Wine Country

Remember When You Could Spontaneously Taste Your Way through Oregon’s Wine Country?

Want to visit wineries in Willamette Valley on a whim? Here's where you can stop and sip without having to plan ahead.

05/11/2022 By Michelle Harris

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Camping

5 Places to Camp within an Hour of Portland

Pitch a tent at Milo McIver, rent a cabin at Stub Stewart, book a yurt at Champoeg—so many Oregon State Parks are close to the city.

05/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

Architecture

Take a Look at the New Serena Williams Building at Nike

The namesake building is the largest yet to grace the sprawling campus in Beaverton.

05/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler