Science

A Reed College Grad Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbes

Nom nom, garbage gobblers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

The Greater Outdoors

Can a New State Office Get More Oregonians Outside?

It'll have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Kidding Around

The Belmont Goats Need (Another) New Home

Portland's favorite caprine residents have to leave Lents in October. Where will they go next?

08/14/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Mustang Tally

Does Oregon Have Too Many Wild Horses?

The feds think so—and they want Congress to approve a plan to thin the herd.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

News

The Brand-New Cully Park Is Officially Open

Gov. Kate Brown and Sen. Ron Wyden were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the project on June 30.

06/28/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Politics

Oregon's New Office of Outdoor Recreation Finally Has a Leader. What Will He Do First?

Cailin O'Brien Feeney will have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

06/26/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Film

In a New Film, a Father and Daughter Go Off the Grid in Forest Park

Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace chases a real-life Portland mystery.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Editor's Note

Are We Loving the Outdoors to Death?

Humans are overrunning the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. What's to be done?

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Outside

The Insider's Guide to Camping in the Pacific Northwest

It's finally summer. Here's how to escape the crowds, score secret spots, discover Oregon's wild desert, and camp like royalty.

05/22/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by Isaac Lane Koval

Camping Guide: The Peak Bagger

This Portlander Plans to Climb the Tallest Mountain in All 50 States. In One Summer.

Mountaineer Colin O'Brady has already summited the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time. Now he's chasing a new goal.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Man vs. Monument

Will Trump Ransack Oregon's Public Lands?

Southern Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou could be the next national monument on the Administration's hit list.

05/22/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design

The Hidden History of North Portland's Flower-Powered Peninsula Park

With its sunken garden and lusty pink blooms, the park was part of our young city's frenzy for roses.

05/22/2018 By Kate Bryant

Party Animals

How the Oregon Zoo Won Twitter

#rateaspecies is a reason to love the internet.

05/22/2018 By Amy Martin

Parks Policy

What's the Hold-Up with Oregon's New Office of Outdoor Recreation?

We called the parks agency to find out.

04/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Outdoors

Meet Oregon's Newest State Park

Sitka Sedge Natural Area is a magical mix of sand, marsh, and coastal forest.

04/26/2018 By Christine Menges

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

Flower Power

Bloom Watch: 10 Portland-Area Flowers to Know

Across town, urban gardens are blooming. Here's what to look for—and when—as shoulder season heats up.

04/06/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Lights Out

It's Time to Embrace the Dark Side—to Save the Birds

An Audubon Society campaign calls for switching off the lights.

03/27/2018 By Eileen Stark

Science

A Sweet-Smelling Tree Is Drinking Oregon Dry. Should We Log It?

It's the attack of the western juniper.

03/27/2018 By Elizabeth Doerr

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson