Day outings

Where to Pick Berries this Fruit-Filled Season

We’ve found the perfect U-Pick farm for every kind of Portlander.

8:00am By Riley Bass

Astronomy

Once in a Blue Moon: Where to Stargaze Around Portland

Bring a blanket and some binoculars, but leave your phone at home to see the stars.

07/22/2021 By Cami Hughes

Summer

5 Portland-area Vacation Rentals with Pools for Summer Swimming Staycations

This isn’t LA. You probably don’t have your own backyard pool. So when the temperature rises, why not splurge and rent one?

07/15/2021 By Cami Hughes

Get Outside

6 Uncrowded Day Hikes Near Portland

Skip the crowds and seek the shade with our picks for day-trip leg stretchers.

07/14/2021 By Riley Bass

Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Lake Country

Swimmer’s Itch, Giardia, and More Can Ruin a Good Lake Trip

To lessen your risk, towel off quickly and avoid drinking untreated water.

07/12/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Lake Country

What Does Your Swim Float Say About You?

If the swan is your choice, we’re not saying you’re evil, but....

07/10/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Camping

7 Walk In Camping Spots for the Last-Minute Oregon Adventurer

Did you fail to reserve your spot six months ago when summer was soooo far away? All is not lost.

07/09/2021 By Nick Campigli

Footnotes

LISTEN: Climate Change, Cascading Disasters, and the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

We chat with Jola Ajibade, an assistant professor at PSU, about the record-breaking heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest and the need for adaptation ...

07/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Design

PDX Is Getting a Stunning New Roof Made of 2.5 Million Feet of Timber

ZGF Architects designed the new feature as part of the airport’s ongoing renovation.

06/18/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Garden

Wanna Save the Monarch Butterfly? Plant Some Milkweed.

“While other species are blipping off the planet at an alarming rate, this is one that we can do something about.”

06/15/2021 By Arlo Voorhees

Direct Flights

Get Your Girls Trip On: Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Service to New Orleans and Tampa

Seasonal service to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast starts December 16.

06/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Transportation

The Traffic’s Back, and, Yes, It's Getting Worse than Before

At least on a holiday weekend, according to new data from the Oregon Department of Transportation

06/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Cycling

Pedalpalooza Is Back! Bike Fest Returns for 2021

After a year off, the super-fun, volunteer-led Portland bike festival is back—for 3 whole months.

05/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding Water Challenges Facing Oregon's Native, Black, Latinx, and Migrant Communities

We talk with Alaí Reyes-Santos from the Oregon Water Futures Project about the findings from their 2021 report.

05/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Nature

6 Bugs We Don’t Have to Worry About in Oregon—or Do We?

From Brood X cicadas to murder hornets, a look at what bugs we don’t have much of in the state, though some are on the rise.

05/21/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Rushing Waters

6 Oregon Waterfalls for a Hike, a Picnic, or Even a Nap

Some are still closed after wildfires or landslides, but (sorry, TLC) you can still go chasin’ waterfalls.

04/26/2021 By Reina Harwood

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Travel

Don’t Have the Krónar for an Icelandic Adventure? Create Your Own Ring Road Trip in Oregon.

Góða ferð (have a good trip) a little closer to home.

03/28/2021 By Steve Nichols