Politics

Three Oregon Environmental Leaders Brace Themselves for Trump

From public lands to parks funding to climate policy, it’s going to be a rocky ride.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nature Calling

Oregon Parks Waive Fees for Friday after Thanksgiving

Too many holiday sweet potatoes? Gather up the clan—or go refreshingly solo—for free outdoor therapy on "Green" Friday.

11/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

Light a Fire 2016: Game-Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

NPS Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Parks—We Got You Something Nice!

This month, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We found six amazing items to trick out your celebration.

08/08/2016 By Marisa Russell and Ramona DeNies

Outdoors

Watch This Hang-Glider Try to Catch Sweet, Sweet Air in Clinton Park

The "majesty of flight" indeed.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Parks and Rec

Punchbowl Falls: Meet Oregon's Newest County Park

After a century-long wait, Hood River County unveils this 102-acre public patch of pristine salmon habitat. And you can visit!

07/28/2016 By Marisa Russell

PARK FLICKS

A Giant Inflatable Movie Screen Pops Up in Four Oregon State Parks

This summer, the Hollywood Theatre launches its first outdoor film series event, with films playing in parks like Molalla River and Stub Stewart.

06/24/2016 By Marisa Russell

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: Growing Pains

The lowdown on Forest Park's Invasive species.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: Wildlife Crossing

Exploring Forest Park’s animal magnetism.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: The Best Bikes

See the splendor of nature go whizzing by as breathtaking scenery is matched with a bicycle's breakneck speed.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: The Best Runs

Pick up the pace and work up a sweat—and an appetite—on a pair of park runs.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

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

PARKS & WRECK

Stumping Grounds

What’s right about Oregon’s first new state park in nearly three decades? Not much.

05/19/2009 By Bill Donahue