Fitness: Surf's Up

Why Surfing the Oregon Coast Is So Addictive

Alex Morris, a longtime surfer and owner of Portland's Cosube surf shop, breaks it down.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Travel Journal

Here Are the 10 Best Trips We Took in 2017

From high desert landscapes to high design in Honolulu, this past year of travel stole our hearts.

12/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel News

Pacific City's Newest Hotel Will Have a Luxury Spa and On-Site 'Adventure Coach'

The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, the latest venture from the owners of neighboring Pelican Brewery, is scheduled to open January 19.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Music

Hear Your Favorite Portland Bands Play Live by the Sea

Stackstock is a brand-new music festival bringing Colin Meloy, Pure Bathing Culture, and more to Cannon Beach this weekend.

09/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Architecture

A High-Design RV Park Comes to Coos Bay

The project was mainly inspired by a glamping site in California.

09/13/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Bike Touring

These 7 Oregon Scenic Bikeways Are Made for Fall Cycling

These perfect rides—from the Breitenbush River to the brand-new Sherar's Falls route—will pump air into your fall plans.

08/30/2017 By Rachel Wilson

The Great Escapes: Market Report

On the Search for a Second Home or Vacation Pad? Here's Where to Look

From sunny Central Oregon to Mount Hood, the experts give their market report.

08/14/2017 By Meagan Nolan

The Great Escapes: Don't Fear—Experiment

The Inside Story of an Awesome Prefab Modernist Beach House

It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

Coastal Getaway

A Bay City Bed & Breakfast Gets Into the Tiny Home Game

The hospitality trend reaches the fir-ringed fringes of Tillamook Bay, mere blocks from both Highway 101 and the Kilchis River estuary.

07/28/2017 By Michelle DeVona

Best Beaches

The Insider's Guide to the Oregon Coast

10 essential beaches, a wave-chasing dream trek, and our new coastal ale trail—we’ll race you to the Pacific.

07/10/2017 By Ramona DeNies

History

This Sand Is Our Sand: Why Oregon's Beaches Belong to Everyone

Oregonians believe our 300 miles of coastline are free and open to everyone. Only hardball politics made that true.

07/10/2017 By Brent Walth

Best Beaches: Beer

Oregon's New Coastal Ale Trail

Craft beer bubbles over, up, and down the Oregon Coast. Here are 16 can't-miss sud stops.

07/10/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Best Beaches: Dream Trek

The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip: 5 Idyllic Destinations

Here’s where to score beachfront beers, fresh fish and chips, and rooms with ocean views.

07/10/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Best Beaches: Ocean's 10

10 Essential Oregon Beaches, North to South

White sand, wild surf, and, yes, even warm sun: the height of summer is prime time to explore Oregon’s beloved, rugged, completely public coast. These superlative beaches top our list.

07/10/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Outdoors

10 Hikes and Bike Rides Every Portlander Must Know

Our great outdoors can be close to home, truly wild, or even both. Get out there.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Hotels

Soon, You Can Check into These 6 New Hotels Outside Town

A ripple effect of Portland's hotel boom? Destination lodging options are on the rise elsewhere in the state—from wine country to the Wallowas.

06/15/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Dispatch

Yes, Portland Has a Surf Scene—and It's on the Rise

These are swell times in our landlocked city.

06/12/2017 By Rick Albano

History

Is There Buried Treasure on the Oregon Coast?

There could be gold in them thar rocks.

05/15/2017 By Regan Breeden

Public Coast

Goodbye, Champagne Sunsets? A State Bill Wants to Outlaw Booze on Oregon Beaches

Nine state representatives (all from non-coastal districts) think your beach drinking should be illegal.

04/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Photography

An Urban Photo Gallery and a Bucolic Artists Retreat Join Forces

Blue Sky Gallery and the Sitka Center team up to give photographers two weeks of work and reflection on the Oregon Coast.

02/28/2017 By Jason Buehrer