FEATURE

On the Water: Idyllic Escapes to Northwest Islands, Beaches, Rivers, and Lakes

The sun is here! Now's the time to start planning your day and weekend trips to the Northwest best waterfront spots.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A chic new outdoor store debuts, Hoodoo celebrates 75 years, and flights to Chicago for less than $200.

12/19/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Getaways

25 Cozy Pacific Northwest Lodges

When Jack Frost comes nipping, we head for these amazing Oregon and Washington winter escapes.

11/16/2012 By Kasey Cordell

In Your Bag

New LaCrosse Boot Lines Bring Sass to the Season

The Portland-based company's new women's boot collection puts the "fun" in functional rain gear.

11/07/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Weekend Away

Winter Arrives in Tahoe (And We Can Help You Enjoy It)

If Tahoe's early season snowstorm has you waxing your sticks, we've got just the guide you need. Plus: the new coolest place to stay (for under $100).

10/23/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Deals & Happenings

Tripster: Weekend Plans, October 2012

Fall foliage, Astoria's film festival, Harvest Fest in Hood River, and more

10/09/2012 Photography by Kasey Cordell

Desirables

Outdoors, Comfort Underfoot

An outdoor rug makes a space into a place.

07/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

Trail City

A Year in Nature

Who says hiking is limited to summer sojourns? Nature is happening year-round.

06/22/2012 Edited by Brian Barker

Trail City

Northern Stars

There's no shortage of dramatic destinations as you head north to Vancouver and Camas.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Afternoon Delights

Tell the boss you're working from home and take a tour of nearby nature.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Julian Smith

Trail City

Express Escapes

You don't have to ramble too far to find a scenic vista in this town.

06/15/2012 Edited by Brian Barker With Sara Gates

In the Garden

Hummingbirds Keep Away the Humbugs

Inviting feathered friends to frolic outside the window.

12/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Ale Alfresco

Take your pint out to the patio for a shot of Vitamin D.

07/22/2011 By Martin Patail

An Appendix

Eat Outside: Off the Eaten Path

Welcome to great outdoor eating with serene scenery.

07/21/2011

Get Out

Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes

There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: The New Face of Forest Park

Forest Park finally has a full-time ranger—and renewed support from the city.

06/29/2011 By Brian Barker

In the Kitchen

Springtime Nettles are Here and Soup's On

Stinging nettles are popping up everywhere, so get thee to the forest or farmers market to gather the goods and make this simple soup.

04/08/2011 By Teri Gelber

phile under: music

Oregon Symphony Kicks Off Season Outdoors

Al Fresco concert promises a sparkly season-start.

09/02/2010 By Anne Adams

Things To Do

Rollin' on the River

An intern braves the rapids—your turn!

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

phile under: weekend picks

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

08/13/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams