More Travel & Outdoors

Lake Country

What Does Your Swim Float Say About You?

If the swan is your choice, we’re not saying you’re evil, but....

07/10/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Footnotes

LISTEN: Climate Change, Cascading Disasters, and the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

We chat with Jola Ajibade, an assistant professor at PSU, about the record-breaking heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest and the need for adaptation ...

07/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Garden

Wanna Save the Monarch Butterfly? Plant Some Milkweed.

“While other species are blipping off the planet at an alarming rate, this is one that we can do something about.”

06/15/2021 By Arlo Voorhees

Direct Flights

Get Your Girls Trip On: Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Service to New Orleans and Tampa

Seasonal nonstop flights from PDX to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast starts December 16.

06/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding Water Challenges Facing Oregon's Native, Black, Latinx, and Migrant Communities

We talk with Alaí Reyes-Santos from the Oregon Water Futures Project about the findings from their 2021 report.

05/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Nature

6 Bugs We Don’t Have to Worry About in Oregon—or Do We?

From Brood X cicadas to murder hornets, a look at what bugs we don’t have much of in the state, though some are on the rise.

05/21/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Travel

Don’t Have the Krónar for an Icelandic Adventure? Create Your Own Ring Road Trip in Oregon.

Góða ferð (have a good trip) a little closer to home.

03/28/2021 By Steve Nichols

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Glamping

Level Up Your Picnic or Campground Cookout with an Asian Hot Pot Meal

Take the steamy restaurant staple outdoors—all you need is a portable burner and some willing helpers.

03/19/2021 By Katrina Yentch

Work

Need a Quiet Office? You Can Rent a Daytime-Only Hotel Room

Pretend you have an office to drag yourself to.

03/15/2021 By Marty Patail

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

Outdoors

What’s Blooming? Springtime Plants Are Popping Up in Portland

From daphne to daffodils, don’t miss these eight blooms.

03/12/2021 By Aurora Biggers

The Gorgeous Gorge

Pandemic Travel: Researching a Columbia River Gorge Guidebook When the World Is Shut Down

The loneliness of the COVID-era travel writer

02/20/2021 By Matt Wastradowski

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Downtown Crows and Portland's Relationship to Nature

This week we talk about the annual winter crow roost and the conflicts that have emerged.

02/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Dealing with Loss

Pandemic Travel: An Unexpected Trip to Italy

From airport cake to help with COVID tests via Nextdoor, slices of humanity shine through amid the grief.

02/13/2021 By Erin Codazzi

Environment

PPE and Plastic Waste Are on the Rise. But Cleanup Crews Are Here to Save Us.

As COVID-19 wears on, the simple act of picking up trash is more impactful than you might think.

02/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

From a Distance

Pandemic Travel: The Prison Trip that Never Happened

The state pen in Walla Walla didn’t seem that far away. Then COVID hit.

01/24/2021 By Theresa Griffin Kennedy

Travel

A Guide to Pandemic Travel

From coastal trailers to secluded forest retreats, here are ways to get out with social distance in mind.

01/12/2021 Edited by Margaret Seiler