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

Tech

This New Voice-Enabled Quiz Is Meant to Teach Oregonians About Wine

Alexa, play the Oregon Wine Quiz!

11/12/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Caring for Our Planet

How a 30-Year-Old Conservation Group Is Thwarting Developers and Protecting Pristine Forest Land

Columbia Land Trust now controls 45,000 acres along the Columbia River—where nothing will ever be built

10/23/2019 By Marty Patail

Transportation

These Super-Fast Future Trains Could Get You from Portland to Vancouver, Canada, in Under Three Hours

New stats suggest that high-speed rail could transform the Northwest.

10/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Frighteningly Fun

The Disney Channel’s Halloweentown Exists in Real Life… 45 Minutes North of Portland

St. Helens’ Spirit of Halloweentown event celebrates the hamlet’s TV movie alter-ego. (Psst: Twilight also shot there.)

10/22/2019 By Alli Weseman

Design

How This Icelandic Designer Is Bringing World History to a New Portland Hotel

Designer Halfdan Pedersen travelled the world to fill the new Portland expansion of Reyjavik-based KEX.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

PDX Airport Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland International Airport

Homegrown food and primo shopping help make PDX the country’s best.

09/23/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Oregon Wine 2019

Oregon’s Top 40 Wines (Mostly) Under $40

We asked eight Portland wine insiders for their top five bottle picks right now. The result: a fascinating list, from silky pinot noirs to world-class sparklers

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019: Solidarity

How Wildfires and Shady Californians Led Oregon Winemakers to Unite

A new collective label, Oregon Solidarity, donates profits back to the Rogue Valley Vintners.

09/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019: The Future

Meet Oregon’s Likely Next Class of Official Wine-Growing Regions

These four would-be AVAs (viticultural areas) are all inside the Willamette Valley.

09/23/2019 By Mark Stock

PDX Airport Guide: Waiting

Why Settle for the Airport’s Cell-Phone Waiting Area?

Kill time before picking up your pal with meatballs, golf balls, or a labyrinth walk.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Wellness

How to Vacation Before Your Vacation at PDX

Believe it or not, the airport is a great place to relax. Start at the Hollywood Theatre, wrap at the wine bar.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Music

PDX’s Airport Music Program Brings Buskers Inside

The volunteer musicians can’t be so loud they drown out boarding announcements.

09/23/2019 By Shannon Henderson

PDX Airport Guide: Profile

Meet the Father-Daughter Duo Who Keep the Shoes Gleaming at PDX

Lowell and Helene Jackson have freshened up a lot of feet.

09/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

PDX Airport Guide: The Others

PDX Isn’t the Only Airport in Town

From Troutdale to Aurora, meet a few of the other runways serving our skies.

09/23/2019 By Rich Reece

PDX Airport Guide: History

The Life and Death of Swan Island Airport

Portland flights once landed in the middle of the river two miles from downtown.

09/23/2019 By Stephanie Gehring