State and federal agencies are stepping in to keep crowds away from popular attractions.
A new bouldering gym, Hood River Hotel upgrades, and Ferment’s massive brew operation are reason enough for non-skiers to pay a visit.
Brimstone Boulders will open its doors by January.
Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.
The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.
Cascade Locks cidery Son of Man makes a wild-fermented quaff that's funky and salty.
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Son of Man, based in Cascade Locks, taps its first wild cider in February. To that, we say txotx!
At Hiyu Wine Farm, Nate Ready conjures wildly unorthodox flavors.
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Long Weekends: Across the River
Like Hood River? Head across the Columbia to White Salmon and Bingen.
The boutique hotel and spa will open early summer 2019, right across the Hood River Bridge.
Just watch out for sunny-day traffic at this Sandy River sundae and soft serve shack.
Looking to ease into two-wheeled, off-road travel? This mellow gravel trail offers dramatic canyon views and bucolic riverside campsites.
It's surely the most thrilling thing to happen on this sleepy industrial stretch of the Columbia since last summer's methanol protests.
The idea was to reduce traffic on I-84. It's working so well the bus will now run year-round, with extended service to Hood River.
From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.
From a historic downtown Portland renovation (with a restaurant by hometown hero Doug Adams) to a luxury RV Park in Coos Bay (yes, Coos Bay), we're hot for these new lodging options.
The chain's brand-new waterfront project, announced two years ago, is opening in April. There will be tiki drinks.
Ditch the grand lodge for a forested aerie in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.