Watersports

Sup, SUPers? Grab Your Board. We're Going Paddling.

Paddle up at Lost Lake, Hood River, Sellwood Waterfront Park, and more.

08/18/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Bimma Williams on Preparing for Hood to Coast and How Cancer Has Impacted his Life

Bimma Williams, host of Claima Stories, talks about preparing for the 199-mile relay and how cancer has impacted his life.

08/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

New Mt. Hood Trails Boast Views and Wildflowers Galore

The ski and snowboarding resort debuted an 8-mile expanded trail system this summer.

08/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel & Outdoors

Your Next Favorite Winter Activity Awaits

You’ve skied. You’ve skated. May we entice you with something new?

12/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Riley Blake

Feature

This Year, Try Not to Be a Grim Winter Headline

Don’t make 2020 worse by becoming one of the sad stories people tell on their way up to the mountain.

12/08/2020 By Morgan Westling

Field Notes

Need a Snowy Change of Scene? Head Up to Bennett Pass

A high-elevation sno-park offers an early-season escape from the city.

11/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

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

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

Field Notes

This Easy Hike Offers Oregon’s Best Mt Hood Views

It’s less than three miles of gently graded trail to the top of Lookout Mountain.

08/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Adventures: Mountain Biking

Timberline Will Open for High-Speed Mountain Biking Action This Summer

The venerable ski resort debuts the first eight miles of its Timberline Mountain Bike Park in July.

05/28/2019 By Arlo Voorhees

Outdoor News

3 Takeaways from Timberline Lodge’s New 10-Year Master Plan

The plan calls for a new park, reworked chairlifts and snowmaking systems, and—just maybe—a gondola from Government Camp.

02/22/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Weekly Planner

Xico Hosts Mexico’s Elite Mezcal Makers, Peche Fest Returns, and More PDX Food Events

… including a booze-filled month of spirit festivals and a feel-good oyster eating competition.

08/29/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Sweater Weather

Your Ultimate Guide to Oregon’s Fall Harvest

Trying to get in the mood for autumn? Sample and sip at these 14 harvest tastings of food, wine, and beer.

09/23/2017 By Kayla Brock

Everyday Activism

How You Can Help Rebuild the Gorge (and Not Make Things Worse)

"If you wanna go fast, go alone; if you wanna go far, go together."

09/07/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Bike Touring

These 7 Oregon Scenic Bikeways Are Made for Fall Cycling

These perfect rides—from the Breitenbush River to the new-ish Sherar's Falls route—will pump air into your fall plans.

08/30/2017 By Rachel Wilson

MUSIC

A Weekend at What the Festival... Or June-uary Strikes Again!

But even cold weather and rain couldn't stop the beats.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

HIGH ALTITUDE HATERS

Which Portland Newspaper Magnate Climbed Mt Hood First?

Portland’s most awkward collegial dispute ever rages on, more than 150 years later: who conquered the mountain?

11/23/2015 By Rick Conrad

SUMMER GUIDE

This Weekend, Do Your Own Hood to Coast

If you didn’t snag your spot in the 197-mile relay spectacle that is Hood to Coast, worry not—we’ve got just the DIY journey for you.

08/25/2015 By Fiona McCann and Rachel Ritchie

Oldtimer

Long Run

A seasoned ski patroller looks back on 60 years on the slopes.

08/15/2012 With Brian Barker