Shopping

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Give the Gift of Wilderness Parking Passes

“Honey, I got you a present at the DMV.”

11/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Up in the Air

Pandemic Travel: Navigating Plane Trips, One Sanitizing Wipe at a Time

Plan A was a cruise, so flying to Vegas felt like a safer Plan B. But Vegas is not built for our current reality.

11/24/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Road Trip

Pandemic Travel: Time Warp in the Columbia River Gorge

A mere treat in normal times, a Hood River weekend getaway offers some needed relief in 2020.

11/17/2020 By Jessi Bunch

Camping

Hoping to Camp in Oregon State Parks in 2021? You Can’t Book Quite Yet

After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.

10/15/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

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Discover Oregon’s Natural Wonders

A spectacular new photography book from Photo Cascadia celebrates the expansive beauty of Oregon.

10/07/2020

Wine Country 2020

These Wine Trips Are Perfect for Fall

Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.

10/05/2020 By Jordan Michelman and Margaret Seiler

Travel & Outdoors

Portland’s Newest Swimming Hole Is Ready for Your Diving Pleasure

Activism efforts by the Human Access Project have increased swimming access to the Willamette River.

09/29/2020 By Morgan Westling

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Fresh Crabs and Maritime History: A Perfect Pairing at the Mouth of the Columbia River

There’s more than one way to eat a crustacean in Astoria and Warrenton on Oregon’s North Coast, including catching your own on a renovated tugboat.

09/21/2020 By Jennifer Burns Bright

Field Notes

North Cascades National Park Holds Once-in-a-Lifetime Views for Those Willing to Make the Drive

Spend a long weekend exploring the Rainbow-McAlester Loop.

09/09/2020 By Ben Tepler

Travel

Oregon's Labor Day Weekend Forecast: Sunny, With a Chance of COVID?

Pondering whether to hit the road this holiday? We've got thoughts.

09/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Left Coast, Best Coast

In Praise of the Wetsuit, Essential Gear In Pandemic Times

With public pools closed, suited-up swimmers can find solace in the sea.

08/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

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Work From & Learn From the Oregon Coast This Fall

Enjoy special seasonal discounts and refreshing scenery at Salishan Coastal Lodge.

08/26/2020

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Wide-Open Spaces Beckon Adventurers

New discoveries await visitors in Astoria and Warrenton on Oregon’s North Coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific.

08/14/2020 By Jennifer Burns Bright

#VanLife

Rentable Camper Vans and RVs Pick Up New Fans in the Pandemic

Their usual international clients can’t get here, but rental companies are seeing plenty of interest from locals.

08/13/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Little Joys of Summer

Get Out of Town with These Daytime Drives

Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Marty Patail

Trailer Lark

Social Distancing Was Already a Selling Point for Getaway House

Units come with everything you need to get away and stay away. But pro tip: BYO coffeemaker.

08/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Airport News

Expanded Concourse E Opens at Portland International Airport

Kites, curds, and classic carpet await at PDX—for those who are traveling again.

07/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Here’s What You Need to Know about Outdoor Recreation during COVID-19

Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.

07/10/2020 By Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman

Summer Travel

This Year, Grown-Ups Can Go to Sleepaway Camp, Too

Picture-perfect Oregon overnight camps are pivoting to offer socially distant family cabin rentals.

07/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Travel

Hotels in the Northwest Are Open, but Things Are a Little Different

Can you swim in the pool? Can you eat in the restaurant? With COVID-19, your vacation mileage may vary.

06/20/2020 By Jordyn Mayer