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

DAY TRIPS

Here's What It Looks Like to Railbike the Oregon Coast

This summer, you can ride abandoned rail tracks past estuaries and cheese factories, over bridges and under blue skies—all on a custom foot-powered, four-seater contraption.

06/14/2016 By Marisa Russell

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Seven Essential Outdoor Escapes in Portland

Resplendent picnic views to car-free cycling—lucky for us, natural wonder is always close at hand.

06/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

STATE PARKS

Go Wild for Oregon State Parks Day—It's All Free!

This weekend, Oregon goes full-on mad for state parkland—waiving fees for day use, camping, crabbing, and even hot dogs. Here's where to go to get the best park perks.

05/31/2016 By Marisa Russell

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

07/13/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

MOTORSPORTS

Is Portland International Raceway Reaching Its Finish Line?

With an aging audience and financial barriers to the widespread ownership of racing cars, Portland’s people’s racetrack ponders its future.

08/12/2014

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Navigating the Dangers of Summer Travel

The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?

08/01/2014 By Marty Patail

SEIZE THE SUMMER

The Northwest's Best Hidden Waterfalls

Cool off with a sojourn to one of these five falling favorites.

08/01/2014 By Adam Sawyer

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Car-Free Summer Escapes

These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.

08/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

SEIZE THE SUMMER

5 Places to Splash in the City

Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.

08/01/2014 By Kelly Clarke

GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

Market Watch

It's Mill Time

Bob’s Red Mill, in Milwaukie, is a veritable living encyclopedia of grains and other goodies.

07/15/2011 By Kristin Belz