Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista Trailhead

Take in unobstructed views of 5 Cascades peaks from the Silver Star summit.

11/05/2021 By Amy Joshu

Nature

All Hail the King Tides: What to Know about the Coastal Phenomenon

Now in its 12th year, the Oregon King Tides Project uses crowd-sourced visual documentation to map tidal events and rising sea levels.

11/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Camp Yoshi Wants to Reclaim the Outdoors for Black and Brown Folks

The Portland-based outdoor adventure group curates multi-day adventures with fresh-cooked meals and healing in mind.

10/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

New Book Explores Portland’s Historic and Underappreciated Cemeteries

The Portland authors talk about their new book, 'Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon'. Plus: they recommend five cemeteries for spooky-season sleuthing.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Winter Sports

Ready for Ski Season in Oregon? Here's What You Need to Know

The forecast this year looks promising for snow lovers; now's the time to nab early bird deals on season tickets.

10/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Crown Zellerbach Trail

Autumn leaves, breezy drives, and creepy vibes just 40 minutes north of Portland

10/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in October

Visit Halloweentown, explore PNW hops, learn about mushrooms, and more this spooky season

09/30/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nature

Fall Bird Migrations in Oregon and Where to Watch Them

Raptors, shore birds, and the fan-favorite Vaux's swifts are moving about the skies these days. Here's where to find them.

09/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pets

At a Loss This Weekend? May We Suggest a Catio Tour?

The 9th annual Catio Tour, hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and the Portland Audubon, seeks to inspire cat owners to build their own catio.

09/10/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Photo Essay

At the Reins

Photographer Ivan McClellan talks about his series, 'Eight Seconds.'

09/07/2021 Photography by Ivan McClellan Edited by Marty Patail

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Yakama Nation Mt Adams Recreational Area

Explore Bird Creek Meadows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and more at the 21,000-acre land managed by the Yakama Nation.

09/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

These Portland Companies Are Changing the Way We Travel

Planning your next trip? Consider Modern Adventure, Camp Yoshi, and more.

09/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

The 62-Mile Corvallis to the Sea Trail Is Officially Open

The 62-mile Corvallis to the Sea Trail, which can take hikers or bikers to Ona Beach State Park, is open now.

08/24/2021 By Nick Campigli

Travel & Outdoors

As National Park Service Turns 105, Entrance to These PNW National Parks Is Free

Crater Lake National Park, Lewis and Clark Historical Park, Fort Vancouver Historical Site, and more are free this Wednesday.

08/23/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

Looking for a Quick Trip Outdoors? Don’t Sleep on Portland-Area Nature Parks

Explore nature and wildlife at Marquam, Powell Butte, Canemah Bluff, and more.

08/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

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

Outdoors

Beat the Heat with Whitewater Rafting

Get ready to ride the rapids on the North Santiam, White Salmon, the Clackamas, the Deschutes, and the McKenzie Rivers.

08/12/2021 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

Outdoors

8 Ways to Go Camping If You Don’t Own a Tent

Rental resources around Portland for camper vans, teardrop trailers, rooftop tents, and more

08/06/2021 By Cami Hughes and Margaret Seiler