Fall Day Trips: Hood to Coast
And most within spitting distance of Portland.
Apple picking to wine tasting to river rafting, here’s how to make hay while the sun still shines.
Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, and Julie Whipple
Fall Day Trips: Straight Coastin'
Swap traffic for tranquility, and tourist crowds for little-known towns.
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.
From hidden gems to trusty stalwarts, here’s where to cool down when the mercury soars. Plus: your essential river rat gear guide and some etiquette suggestions (if we may).
Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Rachel Ritchie, and Caleb Diehl
From flamingo-ringed vintage Airflytes in wine country to shabby-chic coastal campers, tiny home (and trailer) tourism is on a roll.
From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.
Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.
This summer, you can ride abandoned rail tracks past estuaries and cheese factories, over bridges and under blue skies—all on a custom foot-powered, four-seater contraption.
Archaeologist Loren Davis has a radical theory about when (and where) humans first arrived on our continent.
A new Oregon coastal brewery emphasizes simple, clean ales.
From organic beets to fresh Pacific oysters, produce markets in and around Tillamook add snap to your beach weekend.
Cob ovens, permaculture, tinctures, and cheesemaking—as a rural retreat for would-be homesteaders, North Fork 53 is off the hook (and soon, the grid).
THE BIG CATCH
Oregon’s coastal waters teem with unique seafood. So why isn’t it ending up in our restaurants?
Crabbing to clamming to charter fishing, here are three must-do ocean escapades.
Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke
At North Fork 53, say hello to river views—and goodbye to cell reception and wifi.
Head north for wet, sandy beaches and sweet, buttery clams.
No angling skills? No problem. Reel in all the good stuff from a charter vessel.
You’re gonna go crabbing in what?? Launch your pedal kayak for a surf-skimming trip.