Autumn leaves, breezy drives, and creepy vibes just 40 minutes north of Portland
Explore Bird Creek Meadows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and more at the 21,000-acre land managed by the Yakama Nation.
The 62-mile Corvallis to the Sea Trail, which can take hikers or bikers to Ona Beach State Park, is open now.
Travel & Outdoors
Crater Lake National Park, Lewis and Clark Historical Park, Fort Vancouver Historical Site, and more are free this Wednesday.
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Explore nature and wildlife at Marquam, Powell Butte, Canemah Bluff, and more.
The ski and snowboarding resort debuted an 8-mile expanded trail system this summer.
Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water
Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler
The third month of the bike festival includes Golden Girls, bar-hopping, and Dazed & Confused.
Some are still closed after wildfires or landslides, but (sorry, TLC) you can still go chasin’ waterfalls.
The other Eagle Creek offers a wild, cathedral forest with scarcely another human in sight.
The Gorgeous Gorge
The loneliness of the COVID-era travel writer
From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.
Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui
Yes, it’s yet another ‘I rode an e-bike for the first time, and it was kind of cool’ story.
Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.
Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman
A Walk on the Dry Side
Take a long weekend on the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge.
It’s less than three miles of gently graded trail to the top of Lookout Mountain.
A new set of tingly, audio-relaxation videos from the tech giant harness our state’s natural spaces.
It’s Portland-based, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and oodles better than Mountain House.
And on the summit, they founded the Mazamas alpine club.
The Oregon Outback, which runs from Klamath Falls to the Columbia River, is the state's most hallowed bikepacking route. It's tough, gorgeous, and even delivers surprise ice cream at mile 271.