Race Guide

Our Guide to 36 of the Season’s Best Races

Superhero fun runs, grueling singletrack centuries, waist-deep mud pits, and midnight downtown dashes—from spring through summer, we've got your number.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Getaway

3 Reasons to Thrill to the Northwest's Extended Ski Season

Midwinter snow should spell fresh tracks well into March.

02/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Weekend Getaway

An Oregon Chef Series Deep in the Cascades

Über-hip Suttle Lodge, north of Sisters, unveils a dinner series with culinary darlings from Portland and beyond.

01/09/2017 By Elise Herron

Winter Relaxation: Hot Springs

Beyond Bagby and Breitenbush: 4 Classic Northwest Hot Springs

Let off some steam.

12/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Travel News

Don't Blink: Here's One More Way to See the 2017 Eclipse

Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!

11/01/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Soak It Up

A Pocket Guide to Pacific Northwest Hot Springs

From a one-hour drive from Portland to a weekender destination, beat winter chill with a soak at one of these nine natural hot spots.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Light a Fire 2016: Caring for the Planet

Drones to LIDAR, the Freshwater Trust Protects America’s Waterways with Surgical Precision

The river-stewarding organization is one of Oregon’s most important environmental nonprofits.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Devout Design

This Central Oregon Church Takes Its Design Cues from the High Desert

The minimalist, airy space reflects the Bend congregation’s veneration for nature.

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

Hotels

Suttle Lodge Is Now Open (Paging Wes Anderson)

In the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, a painstakingly renovated wilderness lodge aims to marry highballs and vintage lawn chairs, canoes and camp chic.

08/30/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Fire!

The Hottening: Five Tips For Fire Season

From firenados to climate change, we step back for a cool look at what the world's hottest summer means for Oregon.

08/19/2016 By Marisa Russell

Weekend Getaway

A Late-Summer Stay at Oregon's "Secret" National Monument

Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Long Story Short

For Years, Karlen Yallup Fought Forest Fires Across the West

Now the 24-year-old, raised by a family of elite “hotshots,” wants to take the fight from Warm Springs to Washington, DC.

08/15/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEER ME

Deschutes Brewery Created a Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign

It's like Johnny Mnemonic except in Bend.

07/15/2016 By Marty Patail

WATER WORLD

Your Ultimate Guide to Northwest Swimming Holes

From hidden gems to trusty stalwarts, here’s where to cool down when the mercury soars. Plus: your essential river rat gear guide and some etiquette suggestions (if we may).

07/12/2016 By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Rachel Ritchie, and Caleb Diehl

TAKE THE PLUNGE

9 Incredible Northwest Swimming Holes

Breath-stealing waterfalls. Secluded lakes. Rollicking rivers. The Northwest’s greatest summer destinations hide off the beaten path—and within three hours of Portland.

07/12/2016 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Margaret Seiler, and Caleb Diehl

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

06/24/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

GET OUT

What’s the Story behind Oregon’s World-Famous Wild and Scenic Rivers?

Plus 10 of our state’s best waterways to explore.

06/24/2016 By Adam Sawyer

VIDEO GAMES

Central Oregon, Now Infested with Hordes of Video Game Zombies

A Bend-based game studio imagines a fate worse than gentrification.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

FREE DESERT

Want to Win 10 Free Acres of Sagebrush in Central Oregon?

Portland-based Square Mile Cider is raffling off high desert land in Brothers, 30 miles east of Bend.

06/14/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan