Breaking News

Portland’s Nearby Wilderness Areas Begin to Reopen

As of May 15, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is back in business.

05/15/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Stay Home

In the Age of Coronavirus, Portland's Airport Is a Near Ghost Town

Travel is down 90 percent from March 2019, as airlines cut back on flights.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Region’s National Forests, From Mt. Hood to Southwest Washington, Have Officially Closed Borders

The sweeping mandate is meant to keep Oregonians at home.

03/26/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus from Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in Portland’s new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/18/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Coronavirus

Where to Get Delivery, Takeout, or Curbside Pickup in Portland Right Now

A regularly updated roster of restaurants and bars shifting to takeout and delivery in the wake of the pandemic.

03/16/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

News You Can Use

Here Are 7 Big Things That Could Change Everything for Oregon in 2020

Presidential contenders, cigarette taxes and baseball teams, oh my!

01/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hometown Pride

Oregon Wins Big at the 2019 American Cheese Society Competition

Plus, the ACS is bringing the fight to Portland in 2020.

08/14/2019 By Kiva Hanson

The Big One: Be Prepared

The Portland Earthquake Survival Kit

We should prepare to spend at least one week off the grid. (Maybe six months.) Get ready for your most rustic staycation ever!

02/02/2018 By Portland Monthly Magazine

The Big One

The Big One Is Coming. What Will Happen to Portland?

The Northwest is long overdue for a devastating earthquake. Here’s what to know.

02/02/2018 By Randy Gragg With Sarah Hutchins

Fun With Firs

9 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms within 90 Minutes of Portland

Your perfect holiday conifer quest comes with a hayride/reindeer/artificial snow/chili cheese nachos? We got you.

11/27/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Cheese

The Wedge Cheese Festival Returns for 2017

After the inaugural 'Oregon Cheese Month,' the stoke is high for the state’s biggest dairy blowout.

10/02/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

The Sky Is Falling

The Gorge Is On Fire. Should You Go Outside Today?

The air is clearing, but it's still not completely safe.

09/06/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Everyday Activism

Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors at These Portland Fundraising Events

Businesses across the city are collecting supplies and donating money to support Texans in need.

08/31/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Back to School

20 (Mostly) Healthy Back-to-School Snacks & Lunches for Your Little Locavore

Here’s how to easily fill your kiddo’s lunchbox with nutritious Portland-made nibbles.

08/30/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy September with These Local Wellness Events

Portlanders can surf, run, ferment, bike, stretch, rock climb, and give back to Oregon’s public lands.

08/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Public Coast

Goodbye, Champagne Sunsets? A State Bill Wants to Outlaw Booze on Oregon Beaches

Nine state representatives (all from non-coastal districts) think your beach drinking should be illegal.

04/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Health News

How Healthy is Multnomah County?

New data reveal how Oregon’s most populous county stacks up against the rest of the state.

03/31/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Walk for wishes, run for brews, bowl for abortion funds, swap clothes for Planned Parenthood, and try ski mountaineering for, uh, fun.

03/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock