On the Road

Buckle Up for These Picture-Perfect California Road Trips

Leave from Portland, or fly south and rent a car.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Kat Merck

All Aboard

The Perks of Traveling from LAX to PDX by Train

The Coast Starlight’s best days may be behind us, but it’s not too late.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Such Great Heights

Go Off the Grid in the Sierra Nevada

But no Donner Party endings here.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Rose City 2.0

Fires and Floods Can’t Dull the Magic of Sonoma and Napa

Welcome to the land of redwoods, roses, crashing waves, and wine.

01/21/2020 By Cassondra Bird

The Land of Bart & Karl

Bookstores and Ball Games in Berkeley and Beyond

Swap MAX for BART with a weekend in the East Bay.

01/21/2020 By Alli Weseman

Tacos & Top Guns

San Diego Boasts Harbor Seals, Beachfront Roller Coasters, and All the Tacos

Add sun (there’s always sun), and you have an easy family getaway.

01/21/2020 By Kelly Clarke

Happiest Place on Earth?

A SoCal Family Theme Park Survival Guide

A few tips from actual parents for that trip that might cost as much as a semester of college

01/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

PDX → CA

Three Tried-and-True Ways to Explore LA

For a city this size, narrow your scope.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Cover Story

The Portlander's Guide to California

With its beach escapes, mountain retreats, urban culture hubs, and kiddie wonderlands, Cali is a fast and easy destination for Portland travelers.

01/21/2020 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Field Notes

Snowshoe in Solitude at June Lake

This tucked-away Mount St. Helens trail offers a snowy, kid-friendly day out.

01/21/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Environment

Judges Bring An End (For Now) to Oregon's "Climate Kids" Lawsuit

21 kids and their Oregon-based lawyer had filed suit against the Trump administration

01/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Extreme Makeover

Should the Dalles Get a $500,000 TV Makeover?

The Columbia Gorge city is in the running for a $500,000 makeover courtesy of Hulu and Extreme Makeover's Ty Pennington.

01/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Travel

Head to Hawaii for Just a Long Weekend? Yes, We Can!

Chase the sun in Kailua, President Obama’s low-key hideaway.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Fashion News

Poler Emerges from the Grave... with New Owners and a Party

After shutting in January the #CampVibes brand throws a party to celebrate re-opening and a new team in place.

12/18/2019 By Eden Dawn

Food Event Spotlight

The Suttle Lodge Pulls in Major National Talent for Its 2020 Guest Chef Series

The best eating of the year will happen in the Deschutes National Forest, apparently.

12/10/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekend Away

Hood River’s First Climbing Gym is Being Built Inside of a 108-Year-Old Church

Brimstone Boulders will open its doors by January.

12/06/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotel Design

Portland Hasn't Seen A Boutique Hotel Quite Like This Before

Icelandic important KEX Portland is full of 'historical detritus.'

11/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Slope Showdown

Mount Hood Meadows’ Expansion Promises Ever Higher Levels of Shredded Gnar

The ski area’s massive expansion is a shot across Timberline’s artisan-crafted bow.

11/26/2019 By Julia Silverman

Airport News

Concourse A Is Dead. Long Live Concourse A.

Portland International Airport holds a happy wake for its ’80s-era ‘pit of despair.’

11/19/2019 By Margaret Seiler