Travel & Outdoors
Crater Lake National Park, Lewis and Clark Historical Park, Fort Vancouver Historical Site, and more are free this Wednesday.
Portland Monthly Staff
Did you fail to reserve your spot six months ago when summer was soooo far away? All is not lost.
From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.
Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui
After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.
Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.
Secrets of the North Coast: Beach Guide
From the Long Beach Peninsula to Pacific City, here are the hot spots and under-the-radar finds to know.
Cailin O'Brien Feeney will have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.
Tootle down the McKenzie River, tour the Tillamook State Forest, or take in views of Mary's Peak. These ravishing routes just got the state's official seal of approval.
Sitka Sedge Natural Area is a magical mix of sand, marsh, and coastal forest.
The Sierra Club wants you to fall in love with the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.
The National Volcanic Monument turns 35. Thanks, Reagan!
Oregon's state parks are wildly popular. Well, some of them. A new bill points campers to the park less traveled.
Some jerks knocked over Cape Kiwanda's iconic Duckbill formation. They were caught—on video, at least. Now Oregon State Police is on the case. But really, only you can prevent geology crimes.
Magic happened in Milo McIver State Park this week.
This weekend, Oregon goes full-on mad for state parkland—waiving fees for day use, camping, crabbing, and even hot dogs. Here's where to go to get the best park perks.
We've got just one more reason to skip the stores and head out outdoors.
The Weather Machine's releases video for “Back O’er Oregon”—gloriously filmed at 185 of our state parks
On Sept 25, Oregon's newest state park opens to hikers, campers, and fishers, a mere two hours from Portland
Natural beauty with a low degree of difficulty, from pet-friendly yurts to deluxe cabins on the coast.
John Shewey and Ketzel Levine
Seeking the trail less traveled? Whether you’re chasing adrenalin or a bit of solitude, these spots deliver.