Snow

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Tips on how to make the most of your day at the mountain just outside of Portland, from the people who know.

11/30/2022 By Sam Stites Illustrations by Chris Koelling

Wildfire

Rain Is Coming, But for Now Local Wildfires Are Still Sparking

The fires sparked during this unseasonably warm October are driving our subpar air quality, too.

10/17/2022 By Sam Stites

Wildfires

Wildfire Season in Oregon Has Been Low-Key...So Far

But with hot, dry weather ahead and fires burning around beloved Waldo Lake, that might not last.

08/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

Outdoors

Shady Hikes and Picnic Spots for Hot Days in and around Portland

From the fir frenzy of North Portland’s Columbia Park to a tree-lined trail on Sauvie Island, here are a few places to celebrate the shadows.

08/11/2022 By Cassondra Bird, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Heat Wave

Are Oregonians Learning to Love Air Conditioning?

As temperatures rise , new data from the federal government suggests that the answer is yes.

07/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Heat Wave

A Heat Wave Is Coming for Portland This Week

A number of overnight cooling shelters are opening across the Portland area this week, with temperatures expected to top out at around 100 degrees.

07/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Heat Wave

Portland's Program to Install Air Conditioning in Low-Income Homes Lags behind Initial Plans

Fewer than 100 units are currently up and running.

06/24/2022 By Michelle Harris

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch, February 28–March 6

Rain returns with a vengeance, how to help Ukraine and more.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, January 24–30

A census of the tricounty area’s homeless population, final results from the Newberg school board election, and Kristof v. Oregon briefs due in court

01/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

News

At PDX, Omicron and Snow Delays Are Snarling Holiday Travel

Amid winter weather and COVID-related staff shortages, at least one major airline is asking that you postpone nonessential flights.

12/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

How to Help

As Cold Weather Bears Down, Help Is Needed in City Warming Shelters

Shelters are open throughout Multnomah County—but without volunteers, there's a limit to how many people they can serve

12/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

News You Can Use

5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

Here Comes The Snow (And Way Colder Temperatures, Too)

Winter weather is in the forecast for Portland. Here's what to know before it sets in.

12/22/2021 By Julia Silverman and Dalila Brent

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, December 20–26

Omicron cometh, get your booster shot, and a compromise on school schedules

12/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Look Up

The Northern Lights Put On A Show Over Oregon This Week

Unfortunately, it’s over. But sky-watchers should take heart: Sightings of the aurora borealis may be getting more frequent here in the next few years.

10/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Gardening

How to Keep Your Garden Alive During the PDX Heat Wave

A local plant expert’s tips about how to protect your plants in the heat.

08/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

News

How to Stay Cool and Help Others During the PDX Heat Wave

Resources on how to cool off, and places to volunteer to help our AC-less neighbors

08/11/2021 By Nick Campigli

Weather

5 Lessons from the Last Heat Wave That Could Help This Time

We've been here before, in June and July of 2021. But concrete change to help the region stave off unnecessary deaths has been slow to materialize.

08/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

What Was Portland Up To the Last Time(s) It Got This Hot?

On Sunday, we’re poised to shatter our three-time 107 degree record. At least we won’t be in the middle of a world war.

06/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Weather

How to Help Those in Need as the Portland Heat Wave Kicks In

This weekend is going to get really hot. But you know what’s hotter? Helping others. 

06/24/2021 By Riley Bass