Poetry

You Might as Well Write a Haiku About the Columbia Gorge for Poetry Month

We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance

04/09/2020 By Conner Reed

A Walk on the Dry Side

Uncrowded Wildflower Walks, German Lagers, and Neon Signs Abound in The Dalles

Take a long weekend on the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge “Waterfall Corridor” Shuts Down

State and federal agencies are stepping in to keep crowds away from popular attractions.

03/23/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Winter Getaways

Hood River’s Offseason Keeps Getting Better

A new bouldering gym, Hood River Hotel upgrades, and Ferment’s massive brew operation are reason enough for non-skiers to pay a visit.

02/17/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Weekend Away

Hood River’s First Climbing Gym is Being Built Inside of a 108-Year-Old Church

Brimstone Boulders will open its doors by January.

12/06/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotel Openings

Get an Eyeful of Society Hotel’s Chic Outpost in the Gorge, Open May 24

Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.

05/21/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Pour

Classic Basque Cider Comes to the Columbia River Gorge

Cascade Locks cidery Son of Man makes a wild-fermented quaff that's funky and salty.

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Food Event Spotlight

Get Ready for the Northwest's First Basque-Style Cidery

Son of Man, based in Cascade Locks, taps its first wild cider in February. To that, we say txotx!

12/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Pour

One of the Northwest's Most Talented Winemakers Is Hiding Near Hood River

At Hiyu Wine Farm, Nate Ready conjures wildly unorthodox flavors.

10/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Get a Room

These Are the Portland Area's 12 Sexiest New Hotels

Think we've hit peak hotel? Nope. We're not even close.

10/16/2018 By James Stevens

Long Weekends: Soak It Up

Carson Hot Springs Is Basically a Hot Tub Time Machine

An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.

09/11/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Long Weekends: Across the River

How to Spend the Perfect Long Weekend on the Sunny Side of the Gorge

Like Hood River? Head across the Columbia to White Salmon and Bingen.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Hotel News

The Society Hotel Is Building a Portland-Style Hipster Haven in Bingen, Washington

The boutique hotel and spa will open early summer 2019, right across the Hood River Bridge.

08/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

First Look

Troutdale’s New Sugarpine Drive In Is Ready to Cool You Down

Just watch out for sunny-day traffic at this Sandy River sundae and soft serve shack.

07/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Gravel Grinding

This Beautiful Ride along the Deschutes Is the Perfect Intro to Bikepacking

Looking to ease into two-wheeled, off-road travel? This mellow gravel trail offers dramatic canyon views and bucolic riverside campsites.

06/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

New Hotels

McMenamins' Kalama Harbor Lodge Finally Opens

It's surely the most thrilling thing to happen on this sleepy industrial stretch of the Columbia since last summer's methanol protests.

04/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Smart Travel

ODOT Relaunches Crowd-Pleasing, Crowd-Easing Shuttle to Multnomah Falls

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.

04/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Book Release

This Pacific Northwest Guidebook Is Tailored to Tiny Hikers

From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.

03/20/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Hotel News

17 New and Soon-to-Open Hotels in Portland and Beyond

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.

02/20/2018 By Anya Rehon