Food News

Clandestino’s Lauro Romero Named Chef at the Ritz-Carlton

He joins executive chef Pedro Almeida on the 20th floor of the downtown Portland luxury hotel.

05/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

History

Looking for Pixieland in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast

Memories and artifacts from the short-lived amusement park, opened in 1969, lurk in antique malls, coastal hotels, and more.

04/06/2023 By Matt Wastradowski

Retreats for Lovers

6 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Valentine's Day getaways in vintage trailers in Dayton, a sprawling ranch in Bend, and more.

02/06/2023 By Gabriel Granillo With Sam Stites

Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Portland Brings More Than a Taste of Luxury Downtown

After a brisk four-year build, the $600 million hotel tower is nearly open. Here’s what to expect.

01/23/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MOUNT HOOD

Where to Bed Down for the Night on Mount Hood

A-frames, hot tubs, log cabins, and views for days—check out these winter lodging options that go beyond hotels, lodges, and resorts.

12/15/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Chris Koelling

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Indoor Activities at Mt Hood for Those Who Loathe Winter Sports

Not a skier? Hit up a museum or book a spa treatment while your pals hit the slopes.

12/05/2022 By Michelle Harris and Sam Stites Illustrations by Chris Koelling

Travel

Get Good and Festive at These 6 Pacific Northwest Holiday-Ready Hotels

Find gingerbread displays, an alpine village full of lights, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more at these holiday-ready hotels and resorts.

10/26/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Getaways

Breitenbush Hot Springs to Open New Guestrooms

As part of its recovery from the 2020 wildfires, the wilderness resort plans to open 24 new overnight spots in January 2023.

09/16/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Development

6 Big Development Projects to Watch In Portland and Beyond This Fall

Kah-Nee-Ta gears back up, PAM CUT's getting a new home, the Vancouver Waterfront is getting a new hotel, and more.

09/01/2022 By Julia Silverman

Travel Deals

Great Wolf Lodge Offers a Free Night for 100 Travelers with Canceled Flights

The hotel and water park chain, which has a location between Portland and Seattle near Centralia, says it’s easing the pain of frustrated passengers.

06/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Swimming

6 Portland Hotels with Outdoor Pools for Your Summer Staycation

Book a room with cable and AC and lounge by the pool at University Place downtown, the Holiday Inn at Jantzen Beach, the Monarch in Clackamas, and more.

06/24/2022 By 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

Oregon Coast

Food, Vintage Finds, and Ecola State Park: The Many Wonders of Cannon Beach

Gaze at Haystack Rock, enjoy fine dining and breweries, and hike in Ecola State Park in this beach town close to Portland.

06/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on Oregon’s Central Coast

Spot sea lions, a lighthouse, and lots of sand in Yachats, Florence, the Oregon Dunes, Reedsport, and beyond

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on Oregon’s South Coast, from Coos Bay to Brookings

A Star Trek/tiki motel, painted dinosaurs at Prehistoric Gardens, the private zoo at West Coast Game Safari, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and more!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Seaside, Oregon, Is a Hesher Sanditon and We’re Here for It

Crabbing, taffy, corn dogs, and a carousel for a classic Oregon coast experience

06/07/2022 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Oregon Coast

Find a Wild Writer’s Retreat and The Ring Vibes in Newport

Lincoln City has the casino and the kite festivals, but Newport, along with tourist draws like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, has that certain air of mystery.

06/07/2022 By Conner Reed

Almost Oregon

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Is an Honorary Part of the Oregon Coast

Seafood restaurants, fresh oysters, a distillery, beach trails, and yurts await just north of Astoria, Oregon.

06/07/2022 By Matt Wastradowski

Oregon Coast

Find Funky Towns, Fancy Chowder, and More from Manzanita to Pacific City

For a day trip or a weekend getaway, the towns, tastes, and trails around Nehalem, Tillamook, and Netarts Bays and the Three Capes are worth the drive from Portland.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman