Hometown Pride

Oregon is the Star of Apple’s New ASMR Video Series

A new set of tingly, audio-relaxation videos from the tech giant harness our state’s natural spaces.

08/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Seafood Guide 2019: Trash Fish

Is Portland Finally Ready for Real Sea-to-Table Eating?

For these Oregon chefs and seafood insiders, the future is all about trash fish, baitfish, shellfish, and bycatch. It’s local, and it’s delicious.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Surfing 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Surfing on the Oregon Coast

We’re an hour and a half from the ocean, but Portland’s surf scene has never been hotter.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: As Told To

Preview: Cancer Survivor Ben Moon’s Coming-of-Age Memoir

The Pacific City–based photographer, filmmaker, and surfer gives us a snapshot of Denali, out in January 2020.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Q&A

The Truth About Great White Shark Attacks in Oregon

We talk to Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Jim Burke for the lowdown on the predators.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Wetsuit Tech

The Future of Surfing Is Neoprene Supreme

A big reason more people are surfing now: wetsuits keep getting better.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Beginners

Three Beaches (and Expert Guides) to Help You Catch Your First Wave

Want to get started surfing? We’ve got the deets.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Etiquette

How to Fit In With the Real Surfers on the Oregon Coast (and Not Get Your Tires Slashed)

Critical surf etiquette, according to Oregon Surf Adventures’ Lauren Algren

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Outdoors

A New Swimmable, Loungeable Beach Is Open Under the Hawthorne Bridge

The Human Access Project's Audrey McCall Beach offers lifeguard-protected swimming on the east side.

07/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Camp Cooking

Fernweh, a New Dehydrated Food Company, Is Changing the Backpacking Game

It’s Portland-based, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and oodles better than Mountain House.

07/08/2019 By Kiva Hanson

History

125 Years Ago, Hundreds of Climbers Undertook a Mass Ascent of Mount Hood

And on the summit, they founded the Mazamas alpine club.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Direct Flight

Chicago’s North Loop Is a Paradise of Arty Parks and Dipped Beef

Casual eats, meet cultural treats.

06/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby

News

In 1999, a Wolf Named Freedom Came to Oregon. We’re Still Fighting Over Her.

The apex predator is a lightning rod for conservationists and ranchers.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Development

Downtown Portland Is Getting the Northwest's First Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The 35-story tower replacing the SW 10th and Alder food cart pod will soon house a luxury hotel.

06/20/2019 By Marty Patail

Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Television

We Talked to Bruce Campbell About Human Pretzels, Soap, and Southern Oregon

The cult actor—and Jackson County resident—hosts the Travel Channel's new reboot of Ripley's Believe It or Not premiering June 9.

06/05/2019 By Michelle DeVona

Bikepacking

Here's How It Looks to Bike 364 Miles Across Oregon on (Mostly) Dirt Roads

The Oregon Outback, which runs from Klamath Falls to the Columbia River, is the state's most hallowed bikepacking route. It's tough, gorgeous, and even delivers surprise ice cream at mile 271.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Editor's Note

The Best Way to Experience Portland Is on Two Wheels

Riding a bike transformed the way I see this city.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling

The Portlander's Guide to Having More Fun on Your Bike

From scenic bike trails to cycling tips to Pedalpalooza's most offbeat and fun group rides, here's our guide to making the most out of your two wheels. 

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson