After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.
Yes, it’s yet another ‘I rode an e-bike for the first time, and it was kind of cool’ story.
The once-darling vacation spot is practically a ghost town. What happened?
Things to Do
Mask up for a harvest hoopla this year.
Wine Country 2020
Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.
Jordan Michelman and Margaret Seiler
Travel & Outdoors
Activism efforts by the Human Access Project have increased swimming access to the Willamette River.
Paul Robert Wolf Wilson, an enrolled member of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and photojournalist living in Chiloquin, Oregon, on Indigenous sovereignty, wildf...
Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.
How Oregon has been responding to the threat of the wildfires, the short-term health effects of smoke inhalation, and the long-term effects of climate change...
“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.”
It’s easy. But if you poison yourself, I’m not responsible.
The best spots for weekend rentals, whether you're looking for a classic mountain experience or hours in a hot tub.
Given over to warehouses and agriculture, the town has always been an odd place to host a wine tasting hub. A few new projects show that’s changing.
Cruises and festivals are canceled—but there's still plenty to do, from a DIY take on Oktoberfest to a buffet road trip.
And why the camo crew and the backpack brigade are really on the same team.
There's a big question mark over Thanksgiving and Christmas flights this year.
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.
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.