Weekend Away

Hood River’s First Climbing Gym is Being Built Inside of a 108-Year-Old Church

Brimstone Boulders will open its doors by January.

12/06/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Airport News

Concourse A Is Dead. Long Live Concourse A.

Portland International Airport holds a happy wake for its ’80s-era ‘pit of despair.’

11/19/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Frighteningly Fun

The Disney Channel’s Halloweentown Exists in Real Life… 45 Minutes North of Portland

St. Helens’ Spirit of Halloweentown event celebrates the hamlet’s TV movie alter-ego. (Psst: Twilight also shot there.)

10/22/2019 By Alli Weseman

Travel

Whidbey Island Is the Restful Eco-Escape You Need

Clustered near Coupeville, Washington, find a fairyland lodge and king-of-the-world bluff walk.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel Openings

Get an Eyeful of Society Hotel’s Chic Outpost in the Gorge, Open May 24

Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.

05/21/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Travel

Eat All the Japanese Food in This Vancouver, BC, Burb

Richmond is home base for Vancouver’s airport—and also some of the best ramen, sushi, and teppanyaki in the West.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Feature

The Inside Tale of Colin O’Brady’s Death-Defying, Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

The Portlander was the first person to cross Antarctica unassisted. What helped him make the epic, nearly impossible 900-mile trek? Growing up here.

03/26/2019 By Julian Smith

Outdoor News

A New All-Access Permitting System Might Open Up Oregon's Outdoors

The proposed law rolls camping, fishing, hunting, parking, and ATV permits into a unified system.

03/12/2019 By Wriik Maui

OUTDOOR TOWN

Outside Wants to Crown America's Best Outdoors Cities. That Throne Is Ours!

The magazine's gamified contest is based on trails, restaurants, public lands, and, yes, beer—and yet to date Portland has barely made the quarterfinals.

05/03/2016 By Michelle Porter

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock

TOURISM

Rodeo Town Pendleton Aims to Lasso Hipsters Year-Round

A peek inside a new tourism campaign targeting Portland millennials.

04/29/2016 Photography by Caitlin Collins

AIRPORT LOVE

Want to Get Felt Up in Klamath Falls?

Four Oregon congressional reps unite to restore TSA screening in Klamath Falls, which could mean the return of commercial flights to Crater Lake. (Well, nearby.)

04/19/2016 By Ramona DeNies

SEAFOOD SOIREES

Celebrate Cascadia's Fruits of the Sea with These Three Seafood Festivals

Two coastal outings (plus one in Puget Sound) promise a bounty of fresh Pacific oysters, Dungeness crab, and sweet Hood Canal spot shrimp.

04/19/2016 By Jack Rushall

SUNNY HIKES

Five Spring Hikes for Soaking Up the Sun

These exposed treks, all within two hours of downtown Portland, help you replenish your inner reservoir of precious vitamin D.

04/19/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

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

TRAVEL DEALS

Amtrak Deals to Centralia and Beyond

With two-for-one train vouchers and other specials, McMenamins and Amtrak Cascades partner for "all aboard" in April.

04/05/2016 By Margaret Seiler

NEW HOTELS

Three Sexy New Boutique Hotels East of the Cascades

Check out—and into—a lakeside retreat from the team behind Portland's Ace Hotel, a refurbished Masonic temple in wine country, and the Jennings Hotel's new rooms.

03/31/2016 By Caitlin Collins

HOTEL OPENINGS

Aloha, Kalama: McMenamins’ Next Hotel Will Be Tiki-Themed

The riverside Washington town will boast a 40-room hotel modeled after Maui’s Pioneer Inn. But hold on to your mai tais—the brand-new resort won’t open till 2017.

03/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Harvey Creek Trail

Wine plus hiking equals … wiking!

03/25/2016 By Brian Barker

VENTURES

This Portland Start-Up Could Be the Yelp for Campgrounds

Dyrt aims to create a virtual marketplace for campfire rings and RV hookups.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail