RIVER TRIPS

10 Oregon Rivers You Must Explore

Oregon is world-famous for its Wild and Scenic rivers. Whether you’d rather raft, fish, or float, here are some of our state’s best stretches of water.

05/19/2016 By Adam Sawyer

GEAR UP

Your Essential Outdoors Gear Guide

Alpine packs to camp shoes, backpacking stoves to featherweight tents, here’s some of the best gear around, nearly all of it locally made.

05/19/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

GEAR UP

This App Will Find the Perfect Local Swimming Hole

A locally made app catalogs more than 231 of Oregon's glorious summer swimming holes.

07/14/2015 By Katie Vaughan

TIPS

Website Helps You Discover New Swimming Holes

The Swim Guide helps you find beaches and swimming holes near you—wherever you are.

07/09/2013 By Marty Patail

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

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

How’d the Gorge Get There?

We chart the geologic evolution of the Columbia River Gorge. This may take a while.

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Things To Do

Rollin' on the River

An intern braves the rapids—your turn!

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

Portland's Best Water

Oregon's 6 Essential Rivers

Six rivers. Twenty-seven adventures. Endless options for a wild and scenic summer.

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Portland's Best Water

Rogue River Feud

Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the Oregon w

06/16/2009 By Alexis Rehrmann