Long Weekends: Soak It Up
An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.
Heather Arndt Anderson
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.
A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.
A first responder recounts the dramatic all-night effort to save more than 100 hikers.
Christopher Van Tilburg
From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.
As the federal government tries to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, now's a damn good time to show Oregon's public lands how much we love them.
Yes, the Columbia Gorge is our backyard. But that fire is small potatoes compared to blazes elsewhere in Oregon.
Panicked by wildfires like Eagle Creek, some Oregonians want to bring in the world's largest air tanker. Gov. Brown throws a towel on that.
"If you wanna go fast, go alone; if you wanna go far, go together."
Eagle Creek Fire
From pianist Hunter Noack to hiker Jenny Bruso to chef Gregory Gourdet, Oregonians pay tribute to a natural resource forever changed.
Portland Monthly Staff
His solution won't help the Gorge right now, but it could help prevent future fires.