News

Are Wildfires Choking Oregon’s High Season?

“Smoke season” is costing us millions in tourism dollars. Some agencies are desperate to cut through the haze—before it’s too late.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Airport News

PDX Might Nab a Coveted Flight Route Direct to Tokyo's Haneda Airport

That would mean no more long commutes from Narita Airport come summer 2020—just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

05/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Hotel News

A Trio of Portlanders Are Transforming a 112-Year-Old Whidbey Island Lodge

The Captain Whidbey is a beloved Puget Sound institution. Its new Portland owners hope to draw both locals and "digital nomads."

04/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Insider’s Guide 2019: Outside

An Expert Urban Hiker Shares the Portland Parks, Bridges, and Landmarks You Need to See

Laura O. Foster—author of eight Portland guidebooks—knows exactly where to go for the views.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Soccer Spring Break

Parachuting Into the Timbers’ Epic Away Game Streak

A travel cheat sheet for the next three months. Because your team is gonna need ya.

03/01/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel News

NW Portland Has a New Tiny Home Hotel

Open just 10 months, Slabtown Village pays tribute to Portland luminaries like Beverly Cleary, Bill Walton, and Vera Katz.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Airline News

Sun Country Airlines to Launch 3 New Direct Flights from PDX

The budget airline's aggressive expansion means Portlanders can soon fly nonstop to Nashville and San Antonio.

01/28/2019 By Wriik Maui

Hotel News

Dozens of Oregon Hotels Offer One-Day-Only Deals to Book Yourself a 2019 Vacation

On January 29—National Plan a Vacation Day—some spots are shaving 20 percent off nights booked later in year.

01/21/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Travel

Get a Sneak Peek at Coos Bay’s ‘Luxury’ RV Park

Bay Point Landing mixes high design with the usual gravel sites and hookups—plus Airstream trailers for rent if you lack your own rolling palace.

01/08/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Hotel Openings

Woodlark Hotel Now Open, Just in Time for Kolaches and Winter Cocktails

Woodlark is two hotels in one, plus a downtown outpost of Good Coffee, a history-heavy cocktail bar, and—finally!—Doug Adams's Texas-style meat palace, Bullard.

12/12/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Editor's Note

Is It Possible To Have Too Much Lodge Luxury?

A travel writer rips through seven opulent retreats in one week. Hallucinations ensue.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel Openings

How Will the Hoxton Hotel Change Old Town?

The 119-room luxury tower is chock-full of millennial makers, rooftop macramé, talks with She Bop, and tattoo workshops. Chinatown may never be the same.

10/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Get a Room

These Are the Portland Area's 12 Sexiest New Hotels

Think we've hit peak hotel? Nope. We're not even close.

10/16/2018 By James Stevens

Instant Karma

How One Portland Hotel Tried—and Failed—to Tame the Wild Influencer

Society Hotel’s Instagram experiment made everyone uneasy.

09/18/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Long Weekends

9 Incredible Long Weekend Escapes

Whatever you desire, these small-town gems and unexpected destinations are a total trip.

09/11/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: Across the River

How to Spend the Perfect Long Weekend on the Sunny Side of the Gorge

Like Hood River? Head across the Columbia to White Salmon and Bingen.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Whither Willamette?

Will Success Ruin Oregon Wine Country?

Money. Popularity. Climate change. The Willamette Valley is outgrowing its gritty roots.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Loco-motion

Two Big Changes for the Tiny Town of Wheeler: First, Disney. Then, Fish!

A scenic railroad tour deal with Disney's Astoria-docked cruise ships—and a new sustainable fish processing plant? Holy halibut!

09/04/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Breaking News

Farewell to Nong’s Original Downtown Cart

The cart that started it all—and helped make Portland a food tourism destination—has rolled away to make room for the new 12-story Moxy Hotel.

08/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotel News

The Society Hotel Is Building a Portland-Style Hipster Haven in Bingen, Washington

The boutique hotel and spa will open early summer 2019, right across the Hood River Bridge.

08/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke