Father's Day

Local Gifts For Outdoorsy Dads

Portland-based gifts for dads that put an impressive amount of miles on their Subaru and consistently choose tents over hotels.

05/23/2022 By Matt Trueherz

Portlands Best Parks

34 Reasons to Love Portland’s Parks

We crafted a list of parks in Portland to visit if you want to fly a kite, catch some views, spread out a picnic, ride a mountain bike and more!

05/06/2022 With Julia Silverman, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler Illustrations by Anna Rogers

History

The Day The Dalles Dam Silenced Celilo Falls

Wilbur Slockish recounts when The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, the site of a centuries-old intertribal fishing and commerce market.

03/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

Essential Rainy Day Hikes around Portland

From Beaverton to the Columbia Gorge and beyond, explore raging waterfalls, ambling rivers, and lush forests with these close-to-home hikes.

03/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in March

Welcome spring with craft beer, cherry blossoms, LEGOs, chocolate, and more.

03/01/2022 By Shannon Daehnke and Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

How to Reserve a Hiking, Camping, or Backpacking Trip in Oregon

As permits are becoming the norm in the Pacific Northwest, having a plan in place for your next outdoor adventure is key.

02/22/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Who's Left Behind by Oregon’s Ever-Growing Trail Permit System?

Last year's permit rollout at Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Washington was rife with no-shows. This season looks to address access and equity.

02/18/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Nature

Monarch Conservation Effort Reaches New Heights in Portland

Ida Galash of Portland Monarchs and her cohort of citizen-scientists are breaking ground for two new waystations at Pittock Mansion and in Washington Park.

02/17/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Angel’s Rest

This steep climb in the Gorge offers unparalleled panoramic views of the river.

02/08/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

Skip the Snow with These 6 Winter Hikes

Leave your snowshoes at home with hikes at Forest Park’s Wildwood Trail, the Coast Range’s Kentucky Falls, the Gorge’s Cape Horn, and more.

01/22/2022 By Karly Quadros

Outdoors

Why Not Pick Up a Hobby on Your Next Weekend Away in Oregon?

Forge a knife in Falls City, milk a cow in Sandy, learn archery in Ashland, and more skills you can learn from Oregon's many Airbnb Experiences.

01/19/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Trails

This leisurely Carlton hike brings solitude and quietness.

01/06/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

What to Do in Oregon in January

First Day Hikes at Oregon State Parks, O-Shogatsu at the Portland Japanese Garden, First Taste Oregon in Salem, and more

12/31/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Winter Sports

Everything You Need to Know about Oregon Sno-Parks

History, permits, and where to go during peak snow season on Mount Hood and beyond

12/30/2021 By Julia Silverman and Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Guided First Day Hikes Are Back at Oregon State Parks

With waived parking fees at 25 state parks, take part in ranger-led treks at Silver Falls, Fort Stevens, and more.

12/29/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Inside Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort's Winter Glow Up

After 2020’s heartbreaking fires, the resort sees a rebirth.

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Travel & Outdoors

12 Oregon Adventures for 2022

Drive the Oregon Coast, snowshoe at Mount Hood, marvel at the Painted Hills, and more. 2022 is yours for the taking.

12/28/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo By Karly Quadros, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Metro Debuts Two New Portland-Area Nature Parks

Newell Creek Canyon and Chehalem Ridge Nature Parks offer hiking and mountain biking trails.

12/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Nature

Where to Go Storm-Watching on the Oregon Coast

From Fort Stevens to Shore Acres, Oregon's coastal storms are on dramatic display throughout the winter.

12/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Winter Sports

Everything You Need to Know About Oregon's Upcoming Snow Season

Season openings and the goings-on at Mt. Hood Meadows, Hoodoo Ski Resort, Willamette Pass, and more.

12/09/2021 By Karly Quadros