Travel & Outdoors

Events

What’s Happening at the Oregon Coast? Check Out These Major Annual Events.

Hunt for glass floats in Lincoln City, enjoy beer and poetry in Astoria, and maybe catch sight of a migrating whale!

11:00am By Margaret Seiler

Retreats for Lovers

6 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Valentine's Day getaways in vintage trailers in Dayton, a sprawling ranch Klamath Falls, and more.

10:19am By Gabriel Granillo

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

02/03/2023 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Events

What to Do in Oregon in February

Eat and drink at Newport's Seafood and Wine Festival, sip beer at Suttle Lodge, snowshoe on Mt Hood, and more.

02/01/2023 By Portland Monthly Staff

Winter Getaways

Direct Flights to the Sun from PDX

Maui, Guadalajara, and Phoenix are among the easiest and best-value destinations for sun seekers within a quick, nonstop flight of Portland.

01/31/2023 By Sam Stites

Trails

Hike of the Month: Gnat Creek

Stuck inside this winter? Head out to this hike along a rushing creek through a dense, evergreen forest between Portland and Astoria near the Oregon Coast.

01/31/2023 By Sam Stites

Nonstop Destinations

British Airways to Increase Nonstop Service between London and Portland This Summer

Daily nonstop flights from PDX to Heathrow will use the larger Boeing 777 airplane and offer travelers some luxe options.

01/24/2023 By Sam Stites

Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park to Partially Close for 4 Weeks This Summer Due to Construction

Monkey Face, Misery Ridge Trail, and other features at the popular rock-climbing destination will be off limits while a bridge is replaced.

01/20/2023 By Sam Stites

Outdoors

How to Reserve a Hiking, Camping, or Backpacking Trip in Oregon

As permits are becoming the norm in the Pacific Northwest, having a plan in place for your next outdoor adventure is key.

01/20/2023 By Gabriel Granillo

Ski Trips

Beyond Hood: Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

Beyond Mount Hood takes us across the Pacific Northwest with a series of excursions to must-visit ski resorts.

01/19/2023 By Sam Stites

Food News

Restaurants from Portland, Maine, Are Popping Up on This Coast

Magna Kusina is throwing a Filipino-sushi mashup tasting-menu dinner, and Eem will host Portland, Maine’s Crispy Gai for bicoastal Thai street food and cocktails.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Outdoor Investments

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Improve Outdoor Recreation

In Salem, the state legislature considers more urban fishing, funding for communities rebuilding from wildfires, and more connections for the Oregon Coast Trail.

01/11/2023 By Sam Stites

Winter Sports

Changing the Face of Snow Sports in Oregon and Washington

The new organization is working to make skiing and snowboarding more accessible to groups that aren’t always associated with winter sports.

01/09/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Travel & Outdoors

12 Oregon Adventures to Get You Outdoors Every Month of the Year

Fly-fish on the Deschutes River, soak in the Terwilliger Hot Springs, ski late into spring at Mount Bachelor, and more—2023 is yours for the taking.

12/29/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Karly Quadros, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Sam Stites

Travel

What to Do in Oregon in January

First Day Hikes at Oregon State Parks, drink high gravity beer in Bend, listen to folk music in Florence at the Winter Music Festival, and more.

12/29/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Sam Stites

Winter Travel

10 Spots for Winter Camping in Oregon

Hike, snowshoe, ski, and camp year-round at parks and campgrounds across the state, including Crater Lake’s scenic Rim Drive.

12/21/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Nature

Where to Go Storm-Watching on the Oregon Coast

From Fort Stevens to Shore Acres, Oregon's coastal storms are on dramatic display throughout the winter.

12/15/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MOUNT HOOD

Where to Bed Down for the Night on Mount Hood

A-frames, hot tubs, log cabins, and views for days—check out these winter lodging options that go beyond hotels, lodges, and resorts.

12/15/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Chris Koelling

Air Travel

Deadline to Comply with Real ID Standards Pushed Again

The new deadline to have a driver’s license or other state-issued ID that complies with federal standards for air travel is May 2025. In Oregon, only 18 percent have made the switch so far.

12/13/2022 By Sam Stites

Trails

Hike of the Month: Neahkahnie Gap Trail

This two-mile addition to the Oregon Coast Trail offers beautiful scenery of Nehalem Bay and secondary-growth forest, and connects to Neahkahnie Mountain.

12/08/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen