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

Field Notes

Trail of the Month: High-and-Dry Winter Walks at Canemah Bluff

Look out over the Willamette River from Oregon City’s 332-acre nature park.

11/14/2016 By Brian Barker

Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Dispatch

Columbia Sportswear Takes on Gore-Tex

Can a Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Out

This Organization Makes Portland’s Trails More Accessible to All

Access Recreation helps hikers with disabilities find their perfect paths to outdoor adventure.

09/19/2016 By Webb Wright

Get Out

A Transgender Biking Group Hits the Portland Pavement

Transgender Riders United gives trans Portlanders a place to share their passion for cycling.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Weekend Getaway

A Late-Summer Stay at Oregon's "Secret" National Monument

Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

NPS Centennial

Happy Birthday, National Parks—We Got You Something Nice!

This month, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We found six amazing items to trick out your celebration.

08/08/2016 By Marisa Russell and Ramona DeNies

GET OUT

Hike, Bike, and Paddle across the Region with Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon

Local author Adam Sawyer teams up with Falcon Guide to explore the great outdoors.

08/04/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Parks and Rec

Punchbowl Falls: Meet Oregon's Newest County Park

After a century-long wait, Hood River County unveils this 102-acre public patch of pristine salmon habitat. And you can visit!

07/28/2016 By Marisa Russell

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

07/26/2016 By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson

Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

07/21/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Day Trip

Cycling Mosier's Twin Tunnels

Find sun and stunning vistas on this gentle, car-free stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail—spandex optional.

07/13/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

06/24/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

DAY TRIPS

Here's What It Looks Like to Railbike the Oregon Coast

This summer, you can ride abandoned rail tracks past estuaries and cheese factories, over bridges and under blue skies—all on a custom foot-powered, four-seater contraption.

06/14/2016 By Marisa Russell