Outdoors

This Month, Portland Monthly Explores—and Helps—Forest Park

Every copy sold benefits the city’s 5,200-acre icon of urban wilderness.

05/19/2017 By Zach Dundas

Forest Park

The Insider's Guide to Forest Park

Portland boasts the wildest city park in the nation. From hidden hikes to essential gear, here's everything you need to know.

05/15/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Freak of Nature

Conquering the 30-Mile Wildwood Trail in One Epic Day

A runner sets out to complete the entire length of Forest Park's trademark track.

05/15/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Forest Park: The Future

Forest Park Is About to Change—For Better or Worse

After decades of dreaming, big shifts—from a shiny visitors center to mountain bike trails—await the city's crown jewel.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Great Trails

Eight Essential Forest Park Hikes

First timer? Super athlete? Arborist? We've got a trail for you.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Rebecca Jacobson, and Brian Barker

Forest Park: Out of the Woods

Five New Urban Trails to Explore Near Portland

From wildlife-filled wetlands to Washougal's spiffy new waterfront, here are great greenspaces all within 30 miles of downtown.

05/15/2017 By Brian Barker

Epic Treks

Hiking 350 Miles on the Oregon Desert Trail

From the Oregon Badlands to the edge of the Steens Mountain Wilderness, the western half of the Oregon Desert Trail is a long—and gorgeous—haul.

05/02/2017 By Ramona DeNies

The Other Oregon: Wallowas

Northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains Are Worth the Drive

From Joseph’s Jennings Hotel to jet boats on the Snake River, this corner of the state is prime for easy family touring or epic adventures.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Margaret Seiler

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

The Other Oregon: Beyond Bend

Drive to Bend—and Keep Going! A Guide to the Best of Central Oregon

You didn’t drive all the way just to stay in town.

04/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lauren Kershner, and Margaret Seiler

Field Notes

Trail of the Month: Scouting Petroglyphs in the Columbia River Gorge

Take a guided tour to "She Who Watches," a piece of history hidden in the cliffs.

04/17/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Urban Design

Could Portland's Proposed Green Loop Reshape the City?

Design Week Portland aims to bring one vision of the six-mile carless Loop to life.

03/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Get Outside

A New Portland Cycling Group Invites Women of Color to Pedal Together

Friends on Bikes aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive cycling scene through advocacy and community building—and doughnuts.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Race Guide

Our Guide to 36 of the Season’s Best Races

Superhero fun runs, grueling singletrack centuries, waist-deep mud pits, and midnight downtown dashes—from spring through summer, we've got your number.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Ventures

Bike Brand Chrome Industries Buckles Down in Portland

The cycling-accessory maker moves from San Francisco to the Rose City in April.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Outdoor Education

Columbia Land Trust Announces Full-Service Tour Series

The longtime land steward unfurls a 2017 lineup rich in rare wildlife, limited-access trails, and a bit of brew.

01/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Hiking

Is This New Book the Weekend Warrior's Guide to Oregon's PCT?

From Bridge of the Gods to Siskiyou Pass, a local author offers a different way of approaching Oregon's stretch of the epic three-state hiking trail.

01/10/2017 By Regan Breeden

Urban Rides

Get in Gear with Portland's Latest Urban Bike Guide

A new book offers 40 sweet rides spanning the Portland area. In a sneak peek, authors Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan share four favorites.

12/08/2016 By Ko Ricker

Politics

Three Oregon Environmental Leaders Brace Themselves for Trump

From public lands to parks funding to climate policy, it’s going to be a rocky ride.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff