The Other Oregon: Along I-84

Boardman to Baker City: Bikes, Beer, and Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon

Hit these breweries just off I-84, then pay back your designated driver with warm pools and museums.

04/17/2017 By Brian Barker and Margaret Seiler

State parks

Pro-Rated Parks? Our State Agency Wants to Redistribute Your Love

Oregon's state parks are wildly popular. Well, some of them. A new bill points campers to the park less traveled.

04/03/2017 By Regan Breeden

The Oregon Woman: Fashion of the Christ

One of Oregon’s Most Successful Designers Makes Modesty Garb in La Grande

With a strong market among Pentecostals, Dainty Jewell's is on track to clear $2.4 million in projected sales this year.

03/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

Mushing

This Is Oregon's Most Epic Dog Sled Race

Meet the mushers (and the adorable huskies) that defied blizzards to race in the 2017 Eagle Cap Extreme—some qualifying in the process for Alaska's Iditarod.

01/27/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Visual Art

This Pendleton Institute Is a Beacon for Native Art

In its 25 years, Crow’s Shadow has helped make Oregon a stronghold of modern Native work.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Stand

A Year Ago, Armed Occupiers Seized a Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. This Oregonian Was Ready to Join.

When Kenneth Medenbach joined the Malheur takeover, he had years of experience battling the federal government.

01/23/2017 By Leah Sottile

Winter Relaxation: Hot Springs

Beyond Bagby and Breitenbush: 4 Classic Northwest Hot Springs

Let off some steam.

12/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

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 eight natural hot spots.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

News

After Malheur, How Could Rural Oregon Prepare for Another Armed Militia?

The Rural Organizing Project offers strategies for communities under siege by groups like the Bundy family.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Sodium Sculptures

Is Baker City Home to the World's Weirdest Art Show?

For a decade, Eastern Oregon's Great Salt Lick Contest has auctioned off surreal sculptural blocks of livestock-gnawed sodium. It's goofy—but is it also art?

09/06/2016 By Marisa Russell

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

OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler, Christopher Van Tilberg, and Adam Sawyer

RIVER TRIPS

10 Oregon Rivers You Must Explore

Oregon is world-famous for its Wild and Scenic rivers. Whether you’d rather raft, fish, or float, here are some of our state’s best stretches of water.

05/19/2016 By Adam Sawyer

Backpacking

8 Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler and Christopher Van Tilberg

TOURISM

Rodeo Town Pendleton Aims to Lasso Hipsters Year-Round

A peek inside a new tourism campaign targeting Portland millennials.

04/29/2016 Photography by Caitlin Collins

NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Oregon Has Eight National Park Sites—and Next Week, Admission Is Free

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is throwing a week-long party. Here’s your guide to keeping it local.

04/05/2016 By Caitlin Collins and Ramona DeNies

NEW HOTELS

Three Sexy New Boutique Hotels East of the Cascades

Check out—and into—a lakeside retreat from the team behind Portland's Ace Hotel, a refurbished Masonic temple in wine country, and the Jennings Hotel's new rooms.

03/31/2016 By Caitlin Collins

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

02/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

02/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Conquer the Wallowas

Find piles of powder in Oregon’s “Little Switzerland.”

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg