Road Trips

Surfing 101: As Told To

Preview: Cancer Survivor Ben Moon’s Coming-of-Age Memoir

The Pacific City–based photographer, filmmaker, and surfer gives us a snapshot of Denali, out in January 2020.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Q&A

The Truth About Great White Shark Attacks in Oregon

We talk to Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Jim Burke for the lowdown on the predators.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Wetsuit Tech

The Future of Surfing Is Neoprene Supreme

A big reason more people are surfing now: wetsuits keep getting better.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Beginners

Three Beaches (and Expert Guides) to Help You Catch Your First Wave

Want to get started surfing? We’ve got the deets.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Etiquette

How to Fit In With the Real Surfers on the Oregon Coast (and Not Get Your Tires Slashed)

Critical surf etiquette, according to Oregon Surf Adventures’ Lauren Algren

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Travel

Whidbey Island Is the Restful Eco-Escape You Need

Clustered near Coupeville, Washington, find a fairyland lodge and king-of-the-world bluff walk.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

History

125 Years Ago, Hundreds of Climbers Undertook a Mass Ascent of Mount Hood

And on the summit, they founded the Mazamas alpine club.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Television

We Talked to Bruce Campbell About Human Pretzels, Soap, and Southern Oregon

The cult actor—and Jackson County resident—hosts the Travel Channel's new reboot of Ripley's Believe It or Not premiering June 9.

06/05/2019 By Michelle Harris

Summer Adventures: Rafting

Explore Oregon’s White-Water-Blessed Wilderness in 5 Classic Guided Trips

Get out on the water, stat.

05/28/2019 By Tim Gibbins

Hotel Openings

Get an Eyeful of Society Hotel’s Chic Outpost in the Gorge, Open May 24

Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.

05/21/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Hotel News

A Trio of Portlanders Are Transforming a 112-Year-Old Whidbey Island Lodge

The Captain Whidbey is a beloved Puget Sound institution. Its new Portland owners hope to draw both locals and "digital nomads."

04/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Ocean Activism

Oregon Bans Offshore Drilling.... Again?

Breaking down the state's latest attempt to thwart energy speculation in our territorial waters.

04/04/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Second Act

Why Actor Jim Belushi Traded Hollywood for a Pot Farm in Southern Oregon

The guy from K9 and Red Heat now sells the strain smoked on Saturday Night Live back in the 1970s in Portland.

03/26/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Outdoor News

Permit Quotas Are Coming to 80 Oregon Trailheads in 2020

Meet limited entry—a possible new normal for some overcrowded Oregon wilderness areas.

03/25/2019 By Wriik Maui

Willamette Valley

California Money Is Making a Play for Oregon Wine Country

The Coppolas, Jackson Family, Napa's Silver Oak: wealthy California winemakers are moving into Oregon's pinot noir heartland.

03/15/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Soccer Spring Break

Parachuting Into the Timbers’ Epic Away Game Streak

A travel cheat sheet for the next three months. Because your team is gonna need ya.

03/01/2019 By Ramona DeNies