WHALE WATCHING

Five Ways to Spot a Whale during Oregon's Spring Watch Week

20,000 gray whales are on the move! Catch sight of the ocean's most magnificent mammals on your next trip to the Oregon Coast.

03/18/2016 By Caitlin Collins

DAY TRIPPER

A Guide to Hiking the Tillamook Spits

Changing tides and an evolving landscape offer thrilling glimpses into the history of the Tillamook coast—and two perfect weekend hikes.

12/03/2015 By Adam Sawyer

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

3 Winter Destinations to Cure Your Cabin Fever

From storm-watching escapes to a trio of Oregon hot springs, we've got your answer to seasonal wanderlust.

11/23/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HIT LIST

The Unofficial Guide to Portland’s Best U-Pick Apple Orchards

We’ve narrowed down the region’s autumnal offerings, with great mountain views, kid-friendly vibes, and rare varietals ripe for the picking.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

DAY TRIP

A Few Fresh (and Bubbly) Reasons to Return to Wine Country

Argyle's dramatic new tasting house gives the Willamette Valley even more sparkle—plus where to eat, paddle, and shop in between tasting flights.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

This winter, head for the North Coast and revel in buckets of Oregon rain.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DAY TRIP

Corvallis's Beer Offerings are Beckoning

We offer a pint-by-pint itinerary for exploring the booming breweries of Benton County's coolest college town.

09/02/2014 By Kristin Griffin

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Sasquatch Brew Fest

On June 7, head on down to Eugene, where plenty of beer and Bigfoot sightings are guaranteed.

04/25/2014 By Maya Seaman

DAY TRIPPER

Bagby Hot Springs

It's always the right season for a pilgrimage to Oregon's rustic natural spa, tucked in the woods of the Cascade Range.

02/26/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

INSIDER GUIDE

Oregon’s Best State Parks

From fantastic seashore cabins to a brand-new high desert escape, stake your claim to our spectacular camping commonwealth.

08/01/2013 By Branden Andersen, Gino Cerruti, Sam Coggeshall, Alisha Gorder, Ketzel Levine, and John Shewey

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Day Trippers

Five lightning-fast outdoor getaways for afternoon escapes, from disc golf to waterfall trail hikes.

08/01/2013 By Ketzel Levine

OREGON BEER GUIDE

Oregon Beer Destinations

Weekend trips into the heart of beer country—Astoria, Hood River, and Bend

07/01/2013 By Christian DeBenedetti

Get Out

Pacific Crest Trail Oregon Day Trips

The second edition of local author Paul Gerald’s Pacific Crest Trail guidebook lays out 28 ways to pick off smaller sections of the PCT.

07/31/2012

DAY TRIPPER

Day Tripper: Wine Country Wonders

It’s possible to squeeze a relaxing vacation into a single day when Oregon’s thriving vineyards are less than an hour away from the city.

05/13/2011 By Allison Jones

Web Exclusive

Wine Tasting Day Trips

09/23/2010