Native Communities

State Highlights Tribal Tourism with New Guide to Oregon Indian Country

A partnership between Travel Oregon and the state’s 9 federally recognized tribes gives both residents and visitors a new way to experience Native culture and commerce.

12/07/2022 By Sam Stites

Sports

Portland to Host 2030 NCAA Women’s Final Four

After failing to secure the bid for either 2025 or 2026, Portland receives the nod to bring the championship of the biggest women’s basketball tournament to the Moda Center.

11/22/2022 By Sam Stites

Tourism

Is Oregon Ready for the Coming Psilocybin-Fueled Mushroom Tourism Boom?

After voters approved a psilocybin measure in 2020, swanky spa-like retreats and New Agey clinics may herald a ’shroom boom of out-of-state travelers.

08/17/2022 By Michelle Harris

History Lesson

Will Portland's Shanghai Tunnels Close for Good?

After pandemic closures, Underground Tours operators are looking for a way forward.

06/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Oregon Coast

Find a Wild Writer’s Retreat and The Ring Vibes in Newport

Lincoln City has the casino and the kite festivals, but Newport, along with tourist draws like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, has that certain air of mystery.

06/07/2022 By Conner Reed

Tourism

Rose City Rebrand: Translating the Story of a City at a Crossroads to Tourists

Influencers, New York Times ads, and some carefully chosen (and controversial) versions of the city and its people–and why that matters for the rest of us.

05/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Tourism

For Portland's Tourism Industry, Things Are Looking Up—But There's Still A Long Way To Go

At Travel Portland's 'State of the Industry' presentation, data shows that 2021 was better than 2020, but the downtown core remains a sore spot.

05/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Travel

Is Portland Ready to Travel Again? Modern Adventure Thinks So.

Luis Vargas of the Portland-based travel agency says we're headed for a 'golden age of travel.' Amid a still-raging pandemic, what lessons have we learned?

08/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

All Aboard

Soon, You Can Cruise the Willamette Aboard a 'Yacht Tub'

The 350-gallon floating soaking tubs will be available for rent starting later this month

08/05/2021 By Julia Silverman

Tourism

About That Travel Portland Ad...

What do the people in the "This Is Portland" video campaign really think about it?

07/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Tech

This New Voice-Enabled Quiz Is Meant to Teach Oregonians About Wine

Alexa, play the Oregon Wine Quiz!

11/12/2019 By Olivia Wolf

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