Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Lake Country

What Does Your Swim Float Say About You?

If the swan is your choice, we’re not saying you’re evil, but....

07/10/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Travel

Don’t Have the Krónar for an Icelandic Adventure? Create Your Own Ring Road Trip in Oregon.

Góða ferð (have a good trip) a little closer to home.

03/28/2021 By Steve Nichols

Glamping

Level Up Your Picnic or Campground Cookout with an Asian Hot Pot Meal

Take the steamy restaurant staple outdoors—all you need is a portable burner and some willing helpers.

03/19/2021 By Katrina Yentch

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

The Gorgeous Gorge

Pandemic Travel: Researching a Columbia River Gorge Guidebook When the World Is Shut Down

The loneliness of the COVID-era travel writer

02/20/2021 By Matt Wastradowski

Dealing with Loss

Pandemic Travel: An Unexpected Trip to Italy

From airport cake to help with COVID tests via Nextdoor, slices of humanity shine through amid the grief.

02/13/2021 By Erin Codazzi

From a Distance

Pandemic Travel: The Prison Trip that Never Happened

The state pen in Walla Walla didn’t seem that far away. Then COVID hit.

01/24/2021 By Theresa Griffin Kennedy

Travel

A Guide to Pandemic Travel

From coastal trailers to secluded forest retreats, here are ways to get out with social distance in mind.

01/12/2021 Edited by Margaret Seiler

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

PDX → CA

Three Tried-and-True Ways to Explore LA

For a city this size, narrow your scope.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Happiest Place on Earth?

A SoCal Family Theme Park Survival Guide

A few tips from actual parents for that trip that might cost as much as a semester of college

01/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff