Holidays

Where to Get a Christmas Tree near Portland

Here are 11 of our favorite farms and stands to get a Christmas tree, whether you want to pick it off a lot or chop it down yourself.

1:49pm By Cami Hughes

Travel

PDX Debuts Newly Renovated Concourse B for Alaska Airlines

38-foot-high windows, 10 gates, and 1 very cool new addition to the country’s best airport.

1:06pm By Portland Monthly Staff

Gear

Pacific Northwest Winter Essentials

Whether you're bombing a hill or cozying up by a fire, here are the best coats, gloves, and more to get you ready for winter.

12/06/2021 By Karly Quadros

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Maple-Wildwood Loop

Forest Park’s six-mile lollipop loop is a stunner in fall, but don’t sleep on it this winter.

12/03/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in December

Hop aboard the Holiday Express, hunt for ornaments in the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests, and more

11/30/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire

4 Local Nonprofits Working on Environmental Issues

From salmon to stewardship to wildfire repair and more, these organizations are putting our planetary health front and center.

11/30/2021 By Cami Hughes and Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

5 Post-Thanksgiving Hikes around Portland

Skip Black Friday this year and spend your morning at Forest Park, Mt Tabor, and elsewhere

11/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

Michelle Nijhuis on Changing the Conservation Narrative

White Salmon–based writer Michelle Nijhuis talks her latest book, the problematic history of the conservation movement, and what living off the grid taught her.

11/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Visual Art

Oregon Contemporary's Water: NFS Is an Act of Resistance

Indigenous artists Natalie Ball and Annelie Hillman illustrate water wars, drought, land rights, and other issues plaguing Southern Oregon tribal communities.

11/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Where to Find Veterans Memorial Sites in Oregon

For Veterans Day visit the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland, Veterans Park in Medford, and other sites to honor the casualties of war.

11/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista Trailhead

Take in unobstructed views of 5 Cascades peaks from the Silver Star summit.

11/05/2021 By Amy Joshu

Nature

All Hail the King Tides: What to Know about the Coastal Phenomenon

Now in its 12th year, the Oregon King Tides Project uses crowd-sourced visual documentation to map tidal events and rising sea levels.

11/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Alaska Airlines to Offer Boxed Water and Paper Cups on All Flights

The move is part of the airline's goal to reduce its inflight waste and achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

11/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in November

ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo, Día de los Muertos at Zenger Farm, Run to Stay Warm in Eugene, and more

11/02/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Travel

Visit These Oregon Ghost Towns This Fall

Bridal Veil, Shaniko, Golden, and more once-bustling towns hold remnants of Oregon’s past.

10/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

10/22/2021 By Gabriel Granillo, Rose Lee, and Fiona McCann

Wine Country

These Oregon Wineries Have Warm, Outdoor Seating

Where to safely sip your flight, all rainy season long.

10/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Outdoors

Camp Yoshi Wants to Reclaim the Outdoors for Black and Brown Folks

The Portland-based outdoor adventure group curates multi-day adventures with fresh-cooked meals and healing in mind.

10/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Get Lost

Lose Yourself in These Portland-Area Corn Mazes

Work your way through the dead ends and wrong turns, then reward yourself with apple cider donuts and caramel apples.

10/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Halloween

7 Spooky Haunted Houses in Portland For Halloween Pre-Gaming

Haunted manors, zombie graveyards, and spooky drive-throughs to get you in the most frightful of moods.

10/12/2021 By Cami Hughes