Long Weekends

9 Incredible Long Weekend Escapes

Whatever you desire, these small-town gems and unexpected destinations are a total trip.

09/11/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: All the Vibes

Do You Like Palm Springs? Go Soak Up All the Vibes in Ojai.

Head to this Southern California town for dramatic mountains, cacti-adorned patios, and 150-year-old olive trees hung with hammock chairs.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Far afield

Get Out of Town with These 7 Direct Flights from PDX

From Tokyo to Puerto Vallarta to Sun Valley, nonstops abound from PDX—and our airport's not too shabby, either.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Bad Vibes Bay

As Portlanders, our relationship with San Francisco is ... complicated.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas

Digital Doomlands

A Portland Journalist's New Book Ventures into Silicon Valley's Dark Side

In Live Work Work Work Die, Corey Pein digs up sobering stuff. If you're connected (and aren't we all?), be concerned.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail Illustrations by Amy Martin

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Direct Flights

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Santa Rosa

The sunny California town—nestled in wine country and lined with breweries—is a quick direct flight from PDX.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Breaking News

Salt & Straw Is Going to Disneyland

Portland’s iconic ice creamers will debut a scoop shop at the House of Mouse’s Downtown Disney District in the Disneyland Resort later this year.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Cannabis: West Is Best

How the American West Became the Wild Cannabis Frontier

The story of modern marijuana isn't just how it’s been smoked, but who smokes it.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

News to Chew

Biwa Does Bento, Heart Coffee Sues Heart Pizza, and More PDX Food News

… including the upcoming closure of Commons Brewing, yet another rotisserie chicken spot, and a new tavern from Nel Centro’s David Machado.

09/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Northwest Lore

50 Years Ago, One Scratchy Home Movie Made Bigfoot a Northwest Icon

Nobody has definitively proven that the creature on the film is fake. And, really, does it matter?

09/13/2017 By Leah Sottile

OUTDOORS

The Local Quest to Save a Northern California Wilderness

A local nonprofit and a creative agency are racing against time to save an immaculate chunk of Northern California wilderness.

11/16/2015 By Marty Patail

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

GET OUT

Backpacking the Emigrant Wilderness

A look at Yosemite’s wild sister to the north

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

GET OUT

Rent a Houseboat on Shasta Lake

Houseboat rentals on California's Shasta Lake make the perfect summertime adventure.

06/24/2014 By Nicole Cordier

WEEKEND AWAY

A Totally Insane (But Completely Awesome) Palm Springs Family Vacation

We booked our brood into a cheapskate room in California’s desert paradise. What happened next will not surprise you.

04/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

DEALS

Two Huge Travel Deals: $140 CA Flights and a $99 Night on a Luxe Mountain Retreat

House on Metolius and Virgin Atlantic just made our month. But these aren't your typical Northwest travel discounts. They will go fast.

03/27/2013 By Kasey Cordell

Weekend Away

Winter Arrives in Tahoe (And We Can Help You Enjoy It)

If Tahoe's early season snowstorm has you waxing your sticks, we've got just the guide you need. Plus: the new coolest place to stay (for under $100).

10/23/2012 By Kasey Cordell