The Big One: Insider Tips

10 Ways to Survive an Earthquake in Portland

Carmen Merlo, former director of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management, argues that being ready for the Big One is as much about connection as stockpiles. But don’t forget to pack some chocolate.

06/16/2014 By Carmen Merlo


5 Perfect Portland Days

Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

06/03/2013 By Kasey Cordell


Tripster: Weekend Plans

A Great Gatsby staycation, brand new Willamette Valley tasting rooms, and wine walks on the coast.

05/17/2013 By Marty Patail


Become a Certified BBQ Judge in Coos Bay

On Memorial Day weekend, Coos Bay's annual Blues & Brews on the Bay offers you the chance to sample world-class BBQ like a pro.

05/14/2013 By Branden Andersen


Lake Escapes

We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie


In the Pink (Shrimp Season)

Local fishers trawl the Oregon coast for this sweet, luscious, sustainable delicacy.

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

Mark Your Calendar

Ale Alert!

Cold ones for cold weather



Do This Now! December 2011

We've got traditional happenings, like the Holiday Ale Fest, and nontraditional distractions like Rumble at the Roseland. Beers and brawls!



Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for Naturalists

Nature buffs and fresh-air fiends will find the sightseeing in Bandon to be special indeed.

05/20/2011 By Kasey Cordell

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame


Cooking with Foraged Greens

See all those weeds flourishing in the urban wild? They could be lunch.

05/19/2009 By Lynne Sampson


Brassy Cassoulet

A hearty peasant dish that's open to interpretation

05/19/2009 By Matthew Card