NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Surf ’n’ Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Cruise the Alaskan Panhandle

Charter a yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime sail through some of the world’s most bewitching waters.

02/23/2016 Photography by Leo Santiago & Jan Wassink

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Cruise the Alaskan Panhandle

Charter a yacht to navigate some of the world’s most bewitching waters.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

02/23/2016 Photography by Momentum River Expeditions

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Conquer the Wallowas

Find piles of powder in Oregon’s “Little Switzerland.”

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Conquer the Piles of Powder in the Wallowas

There's a reason they call it Oregon’s “Little Switzerland.”

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Ride the Rails to Glacier

Embark on a nostalgic journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ride the Rails to Glacier

Embark on a nostalgic train journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail

IN THE AIR

Indoor Skydiving on Valentine's Day—Because Why Not?

This is the last V-Day deal we'll write about. Probably.

02/12/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

FIRST LOOK

Inside Timberline’s Two New Eateries: Wy’East Café and Phlox Point Cabin

The historic Timberline Lodge and Ski Area expands with pastrami truffle fries, Korean BBQ bowls, and an always-burning fire barrel.

02/04/2016 By Brooke Bass

WEATHER

We Fact-Checked Punxsutawney Phil's Early Spring Prediction for Groundhog Day

A Portland State climate professor takes on the weather-predicting rodent ... with science.

02/02/2016 By Marty Patail

DAY TRIPPER

Three Ways to Become a Local Outdoors Expert

A trio of Portland-based conservation organizations offer up tours and field trips to help you master the Great Outdoors.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

IN FLIGHT

Exotic, Far-Flung Atlanta Now Only a Nonstop Flight Away

Starting June 4, Alaska Airlines is connecting Portlanders directly to the Peach of Georgia.

01/29/2016 By Marty Patail

DAY TRIPPER

Winter Is the Best Time to Get a Wrap at a Classic Northwest Spa

Because who doesn’t like warm hugs?

01/28/2016 By Margaret Seiler

WEEKEND AWAY

A Portlander's Guide to Austin, Texas

Take advantage of new Alaska Airlines nonstop flights to dig into our weird (and warm!) Texas counterpart.

01/22/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

WEEKEND AWAY

Spend a Weekend at an Amazing Private Coastal Camp

The Wetlands Conservancy is hosting a special getaway at Westwind, a stunning wilderness area below Cascade Head on the Salmon River estuary.

01/18/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

DAY TRIPPER

Hiking Wahclella Falls in Winter

Just 10 miles past Multnomah Falls, an easy two-mile loop offers stunning views of a lesser-known cascade.

01/15/2016 By Alex Keith

TRAVEL NEWS

Forest Service Waives Fees at National Parks for MLK Day

Just stay away from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

01/13/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

OUTDOORS

Are Recumbent Trikes the Bikes of the Future?

Southeast Portland’s RecumbentPDX meets the demand for the recumbent trike—and it’s not as dorky as you think.

01/11/2016 By Alex Keith