Fall Road Trips

Wacky Roadside Attractions and Treehouse Hotels Await in Southern Oregon

Throw the kids in the car and head south for rope swings, cave tours, and In-N-Out Burger.

09/08/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Cannabiz

This New Company Makes Products for Womb Health with Oregon Weed

Xula, a Latin and Black-owned CBD brand based in Mexico City, creates tinctures and creams for period pain and menopause, with cannabinoid combinations.

05/26/2022 By Dalila Brent

Events

What to Do in Oregon in April

Festivals this month celebrate Shakespeare in Ashland, Oregon cheese in Central Point, tulips in Woodburn, crab at the coast, and more!

04/01/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Afterlife

The Hills We Die On

From dedicated spaces to new options at traditional cemeteries to a new human composting law, green burial is on the rise.

01/05/2022 By Emily Gillespie Illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Coronavirus

This Medford Clinic Is Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine, and You Wouldn’t Even Know It

The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon has quietly conducted more than 700 clinical research trials. Now, it’s working on a coronavirus vaccine.

11/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Riley Blake

Television

We Talked to Bruce Campbell About Human Pretzels, Soap, and Southern Oregon

The cult actor—and Jackson County resident—hosts the Travel Channel's new reboot of Ripley's Believe It or Not premiering June 9.

06/05/2019 By Michelle Harris

Second Act

Why Actor Jim Belushi Traded Hollywood for a Pot Farm in Southern Oregon

The guy from K9 and Red Heat now sells the strain smoked on Saturday Night Live back in the 1970s in Portland.

03/26/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Crime

How a Botched Oregon Heist Led to the Birth of FBI Forensics

Back in 1923, three brothers staged a not-so-great train robbery.

12/21/2018 By Michelle Harris

NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Oregon Has Eight National Park Sites—and Next Week, Admission Is Free

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is throwing a week-long party. Here’s your guide to keeping it local.

04/05/2016 By Caitlin Collins and Ramona DeNies

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

02/23/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Christopher Van Tilberg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Golf Bandon Dunes

Tackle the Northwest’s most challenging, maddening, and gorgeous golf course.

02/23/2016 Photography by Wood Sabold

Northwest Getaways

Bandon Dunes is the Northwest's Most Challenging, Maddening, and Gorgeous Golf Course

And it's time for you to tackle it.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

02/23/2016 Photography by Momentum River Expeditions

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Scenes of Pure Joy and Ecstasy from Oregon's First In-N-Out Burger

Look at these burgers. Just look at them.

09/09/2015 By Marty Patail

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

05/26/2015 By Aaron Scott

TRAVEL NEWS

Gordon Ramsay Fixes Up a Southern Oregon "Hippie" Hotel

On Monday August 4, the frequently-irate Gordon Ramsay shows his sensitive side at a hotel in Applegate, OR on FX's Hotel Hell.

07/31/2014 By Caleb Diehl

HAPPENINGS

Scenic Crater Lake Road Open Only for Hikers and Cyclists

On June 22 and 23, head south to bike or hike one of Oregon's most beautiful roads—without cars!

06/20/2013 Photography by Marty Patail