Forest Park: Out of the Woods

5 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 This Urban Bike Guide to Portland

Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan's book offers 40 sweet rides spanning the Portland area. Here are four of their 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