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

Check-In with Love

Hotel Romance: Nine Overnight Options for Valentine's Day

From urban oases to out-of-town escapes, we round up nine superfine hotels still taking in late-planning lovers.

02/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Local Seafood

Oregon's Late-Start Crab Season Gets Cracking

The silver lining of the recent fishers’ strike? Lots of crabs on the Oregon coast. Right now, commercial and casual crabbers alike can fill their pots.

02/06/2017 By Regan Breeden

Dispatch

Why Tillamook County Voted for Obama—Then Trump

What made the dairy county turn?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Beer Me

Want to Go to Astoria's Dark Arts Festival? Get on That Now.

February is Stout Month, and Fort George Brewery's insanely popular mid-month block party can sell out within weeks. Heads up—tickets are already on sale.

11/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

The Long Play

PODCAST: Lee van der Voo Unravels the Mysteries of America's Seafood Industry

Who owns our coastal riches? What does "sustainable seafood" really mean? And how can consumers net the best stuff? In her new book, The Fish Market, the Portland journalist goes deep.

11/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Travel News

Don't Blink: Here's One More Way to See the 2017 Eclipse

Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!

11/01/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Big Cheese

Check Out the Tillamook Cheese Factory's Sexy New Digs

The legendary coastal creamery will close. And then gloriously reopen.

10/18/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Books

A Naturalist's Six Tips for Soaking Up Autumn on the Oregon Coast

Robert Steelquist wrote a fact-packed guide to exploring the Northwest's shores. We asked him for a little cold-weather knowledge. (Hint: hug the estuaries.)

09/20/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Fall Day Trips: Hood to Coast

Autumn Leaves to Cranberry Cocktails: 5 Easy Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

And most within spitting distance of Portland.

09/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Getaways

10 Perfect Northwest Fall Day Trips

Apple picking to wine tasting to river rafting, here’s how to make hay while the sun still shines.

09/13/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, and Julie Whipple

Fall Day Trips: Straight Coastin'

Island Farms and Rickety Ferry Rides: Adventure on the Back Roads to Astoria

Swap traffic for tranquility, and tourist crowds for little-known towns.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler

Park Love

Duckbill Isn't Oregon's Only At-Risk Landmark

Some jerks knocked over Cape Kiwanda's iconic Duckbill formation. They were caught—on video, at least. Now Oregon State Police is on the case. But really, only you can prevent geology crimes.

09/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees