Travel & Outdoors
Activism efforts by the Human Access Project have increased swimming access to the Willamette River.
Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.
“Looking at fire seasons in the west over the past five to 10 years, it’s likely to be like this or to get worse as climate continues to change.”
You can't go see them, thanks to COVID and our foul air. But it helps to know that they are there.
Here are a few tips to help protect your lungs from the smoke.
The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.
Portland Monthly Staff
Spend a long weekend exploring the Rainbow-McAlester Loop.
Traditionally a place of refuge from heat and smoke, the skies above parts of the Pacific have turned red.
Thousands around the state are under evacuation orders as multiple fires rage, fanned by high winds.
Pondering whether to hit the road this holiday? We've got thoughts.
At last, a look at a long-vacant property that's been in limbo for years.
Be on the clock—or at school—somewhere much more interesting than your living room.
Blocked highways, closed forests—here's how to plan a weekend during a statewide disaster.
You need a vacation, and a great—and safe—one is closer than you think.
Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.
The greatest urban escape routes in the Seattle area, threading downtown, the waterfront, far-flung neighborhoods, and the abundant nature beyond.
Left Coast, Best Coast
With public pools closed, suited-up swimmers can find solace in the sea.
Their usual international clients can’t get here, but rental companies are seeing plenty of interest from locals.
Units come with everything you need to get away and stay away. But pro tip: BYO coffeemaker.
Little Joys of Summer
Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.
Julia Silverman and Marty Patail
Kites, curds, and classic carpet await at PDX—for those who are traveling again.
Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.
Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman
Picture-perfect Oregon overnight camps are pivoting to offer socially distant family cabin rentals.
Can you swim in the pool? Can you eat in the restaurant? With COVID-19, your vacation mileage may vary.
As Portlanders head for the hills, they’ll find a patchwork of campground closures and limited services.
As of May 15, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is back in business.