Hiking & Biking

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Cathedral Tree Trail in Astoria

Boardwalks, tree-root stairs, and the namesake Sitka spruce line the way to the Astoria Column and stunning views of the Columbia River Bar and Oregon Coast.

05/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Camping

5 Places to Camp within an Hour of Portland

Pitch a tent at Milo McIver, rent a cabin at Stub Stewart, book a yurt at Champoeg—so many Oregon State Parks are close to the city.

05/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Hiking

Explore These Trails Right at Portland’s Doorstep

A hike at Hogan’s Butter, Scouters Mountain, Tualatin River Greenway, and more are right at Portland's doorstep.

04/29/2022 By Brian Barker, Ramona DeNies, and Michelle Harris

Biking

Biketown Rides Are Free This Weekend in Honor of Earth Day

The Nike-sponsored Portland bike share program's all-electric fleet is free for up to an hour if you have the app.

04/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Columbia River Gorge

Waterfalls, hikes, history, breweries, wineries, great food, a historic post office, and views galore

03/17/2022 Edited by Gabriel Granillo By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matt Wastradowski

Hiking

Essential Rainy Day Hikes around Portland

From Beaverton to the Columbia Gorge and beyond, explore raging waterfalls, ambling rivers, and lush forests with these close-to-home hikes.

03/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Michelle Harris

Outdoors

How to Reserve a Hiking, Camping, or Backpacking Trip in Oregon

As permits are becoming the norm in the Pacific Northwest, having a plan in place for your next outdoor adventure is key.

02/22/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Who's Left Behind by Oregon’s Ever-Growing Trail Permit System?

Last year's permit rollout at Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Washington was rife with no-shows. This season looks to address access and equity.

02/18/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Angel’s Rest

This steep climb in the Gorge offers unparalleled panoramic views of the river.

02/08/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

Skip the Snow with These 6 Winter Hikes

Leave your snowshoes at home with hikes at Forest Park’s Wildwood Trail, the Coast Range’s Kentucky Falls, the Gorge’s Cape Horn, and more.

01/22/2022 By Karly Quadros

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Trails

This leisurely Carlton hike brings solitude and quietness.

01/06/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Guided First Day Hikes Are Back at Oregon State Parks

With waived parking fees at 25 state parks, take part in ranger-led treks at Silver Falls, Fort Stevens, and more.

12/29/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Metro Debuts Two New Portland-Area Nature Parks

Newell Creek Canyon and Chehalem Ridge Nature Parks offer hiking and mountain biking trails.

12/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Maple-Wildwood Loop

Forest Park’s six-mile lollipop loop is a stunner in fall, but don’t sleep on it this winter.

12/03/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

5 Post-Thanksgiving Hikes around Portland

Skip Black Friday this year and spend your morning at Forest Park, Mt Tabor, and elsewhere

11/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista Trailhead

Take in unobstructed views of 5 Cascades peaks from the Silver Star summit.

11/05/2021 By Amy Joshu

Travel

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

10/22/2021 By Gabriel Granillo, Rose Lee, and Fiona McCann

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Crown Zellerbach Trail

Autumn leaves, breezy drives, and creepy vibes just 40 minutes north of Portland

10/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Yakama Nation Mt Adams Recreational Area

Explore Bird Creek Meadows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and more at the 21,000-acre land managed by the Yakama Nation.

09/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo