The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.
For every season, there’s a dream destination.
Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke
Cailin O'Brien Feeney will have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.
Though to call this new Eastern Oregon gem "charming" is like calling Timberline Lodge "nice."
The chain's brand-new waterfront project, announced two years ago, is opening in April. There will be tiki drinks.
From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.
If so, it could take several years. (Upside: summers will probably be even more scorching by then!)
These perfect rides—from the Breitenbush River to the new-ish Sherar's Falls route—will pump air into your fall plans.
Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, Margaret Seiler, Caleb Diehl, and Kasey Cordell
The Great Escapes: Cabin Fever
A lake disappeared. Then one couple’s vacation home started to get interesting.
Headed to the water? Pick up these essentials first.
It's under the Marquam Bridge, it has a sandy shore, and you can swim here through early September.
From epic backpacking treks to essential river trips to top-notch campground tips, here’s how to get outside this summer.
Learn to climb at Smith Rock, raft the White Salmon River, cook Ayurvedic meals, and practice yoga at Ponzi Vineyards.
From hidden gems to trusty stalwarts, here’s where to cool down when the mercury soars. Plus: your essential river rat gear guide and some etiquette suggestions (if we may).
Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Rachel Ritchie, and Caleb Diehl
The one caveat: everyone else knows about these 10 spots, too.
Or, how not to infuriate your fellow bathers.
Portland Monthly Staff
From doggie life preservers to the most refreshing beer for your cooler, here’s our favorite Northwest-made stuff to schlep to the swimming hole.
Take the Plunge
Breath-stealing waterfalls. Secluded lakes. Rollicking rivers. The Northwest’s greatest summer destinations hide off the beaten path—and within three hours of Portland.
Rachel Ritchie, Margaret Seiler, and Caleb Diehl