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

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of April 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from precision-cut fire pits to oversize backyard games.

03/25/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

RECREATION LEGISLATION

New Oregon-Led Federal Bill Wants More Explorers in America's Backcountry

The proposed Recreation Not Red-Tape Act—spearheaded by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden—hopes to boost small-town economies with more (hiking) boots on the ground.

03/22/2016 By Caitlin Collins

OREGON TOURISM

Travel Oregon’s New Ad Campaign Is ... Understated

Tagline: “We Like It Here. You Might, Too.” (Don’t go crazy, you guys.)

03/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

TINY HOMES

These Yakima Tiny Homes Are Next-Level Glamping

Shabby-chic or contemporary elegance—which of these two vineyard vacation spots is right for you?

03/08/2016 By Caitlin Collins

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

03/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

VAPE LAWS

Sorry, Smokers: The Flight to Vapelandia Is Officially Canceled

After a five-year wait, the federal government finally adds vaping to its no-fly list.

03/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Ski Around Crater Lake

Experience the country’s deepest lake in all its wintry glory.

02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

02/23/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Christopher Van Tilberg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Skiing? Sure. But Don't Forget Whistler's Ice Caves.

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Explore Ice Caves in Whistler

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Lodge-Hop the Olympic Peninsula

Explore a rare, lichen-cloaked landscape—and some seriously old-school lodging.

02/23/2016 Photography by Olympic National Park & Forest

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Lodge-Hop the Olympic Peninsula

Explore a rare, lichen-cloaked landscape—and some seriously old-school lodging.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Golf Bandon Dunes

Tackle the Northwest’s most challenging, maddening, and gorgeous golf course.

02/23/2016 Photography by Wood Sabold

Northwest Getaways

Bandon Dunes is the Northwest's Most Challenging, Maddening, and Gorgeous Golf Course

And it's time for you to tackle it.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ski Around Crater Lake

Experience the country’s deepest lake in all its wintry glory.

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

02/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

02/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Surf 'n' Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie