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Extreme Road Trip

Pandemic Travel: A 5,000-Mile Moving-Bubble Road Trip through 10 States

And I would drive 5,000 miles, and I would drive 5,000 more, just to be the kid who drives 5,000 miles to ... pee in her mom’s backyard.

01/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Winter Adventures

How to Snow Camp like a Champ

Remember the four W’s: a wall tent, a woodstove, some wool duds, and whiskey.

12/22/2020 By Dan Engler

Rocky Mountain High

Pandemic Travel: Montana’s Glacier National Park, as Packed as Ever

In Big Sky Country, things are more social than distanced.

12/15/2020 By Jason Notte

Travel & Outdoors

Your Next Favorite Winter Activity Awaits

You’ve skied. You’ve skated. May we entice you with something new?

12/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Riley Blake

Winter Adventures

Enjoy the Calm of Ice Fishing in the Northwest

All you need is an auger, a short rod and reel, lures, and a bucket to sit on.

12/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Travel & Outdoors

Skate Outside in Central and Southern Oregon

The classic winter activity is just a few hours away.

12/09/2020 By Sarah Hutchins

Feature

This Year, Try Not to Be a Grim Winter Headline

Don’t make 2020 worse by becoming one of the sad stories people tell on their way up to the mountain.

12/08/2020 By Morgan Westling

Travel & Outdoors

Multimountain Passes Let You Sample Regional Ski Areas for One (Still Not That Low) Fee

We look at some of the multiresort options.

12/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Light a Fire

At Portland Audubon, There’s Wildlife Rescue, Nature Education, and Environmental Advocacy for All

At our “Caring for the Planet” award winner, it’s always baby bird season.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

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.

11/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Footnotes

LISTEN: #LandBack and Indigenous Sovereignty, with Paul Robert Wolf Wilson

Paul Robert Wolf Wilson, an enrolled member of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and photojournalist living in Chiloquin, Oregon, on Indigenous sovereignty, wildf...

09/25/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Podcasts

The Spotted Owl, the Timber Economy, and the Epic Conflict that Defined Our Forests

Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.

09/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The West Coast Wildfires, with Eden Dawn, Riley Blake, and Erica Fleishman

How Oregon has been responding to the threat of the wildfires, the short-term health effects of smoke inhalation, and the long-term effects of climate change...

09/18/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

An OSU Professor Breaks Down Climate Change and the Future of Wildfires in the West

“Looking at fire seasons in the west over the past five to 10 years, it’s likely to be like this or to get worse as climate continues to change.”

09/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

The Birds

Not All Is Lost: The Vaux’s Swifts Are Still Roosting In Portland

You can't go see them, thanks to COVID and our foul air. But it helps to know that they are there.

09/15/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Wildfires

How to Keep Your Indoor Spaces Smoke-Free

Here are a few tips to help protect your lungs from the smoke.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Wildfires

Even the Oregon Coast Is Burning

Traditionally a place of refuge from heat and smoke, the skies above parts of the Pacific have turned red.

09/09/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Disaster

Here’s How to Help the Victims of Oregon’s Wildfires

Thousands around the state are under evacuation orders as multiple fires rage, fanned by high winds.

09/09/2020 By Julia Silverman