Restaurant Openings

The North Oregon Coast Gets a Groovy Saloon (for Foodies)

The sleepy town of Wheeler is now home to a hip waterfront eatery obsessed with Tillamook food producers and under-the-radar Oregon wines.

03/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies


An Ancient Middle Eastern Liquor Makes Its Oregon Debut

Distilled from imported Syrian anise and Willamette Valley pinot grapes, Oregon Arak has a foot in both worlds.

02/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies


Catch PDX's Newest Direct Flight to Maui

Here are a few tips for your island getaway.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon


Portland Brands Are Taking Over the US

From coffee to haircuts, local businesses go big.

02/27/2018 By Stephen Phillips


Old Town Gets a Posh UK Hotel Brand

Will the Portland neighborhood's rough edges deter Hoxton’s globe-trotting clientele?

02/27/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Hotel News

17 New and Soon-to-Open Hotels in Portland and Beyond

From a historic downtown Portland renovation (with a restaurant by hometown hero Doug Adams) to a luxury RV Park in Coos Bay (yes, Coos Bay), we're hot for these new lodging options.

02/20/2018 By Anya Rehon

LA Gear

3 Portland Brands Going Big in Los Angeles

So how do shoppers in each city compare?

01/30/2018 By Hannah Bonnie

Food Events

You Can Help Puerto Rico by Eating at This Lechonera Pop-Up

Portland restaurateur Andy Diaz lost his grandmother in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Now he's raising funds to make sure the hospice house where she died never loses power again.

01/29/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines Revives Its Nonstop PDX-to-Maui Flight

Looking for a reason to book your Hawaiian escape? You’re welcome.

01/17/2018 By Anya Rehon

Hotel News

You Can Now Book McMenamins' New Hawaiian-Themed Hotel in Exotic Kalama

The chain's brand-new waterfront project, announced two years ago, is opening in April. There will be tiki drinks.

01/09/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren


Olympia's South Sound Coffee Trail Launches with 3 Local Roasters

Washington's capital aims to entice I-5 travelers to stop and smell the single origin.

12/12/2017 By Kayla Brock


Skamania Lodge Just Added New Luxury Tree Houses

Ditch the grand lodge for a forested aerie in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

12/12/2017 By Anya Rehon


America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

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

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah!, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Mountain Time: Vail

Why One Journalist Left Portland for Vail

Would you give up Pine State Biscuits for mountains of fresh powder?

11/20/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Direct Flights

No, It's Not Too Soon to Plan a Winter 2018 Escape

From Maui to Mexico City, these five direct flights from PDX give life as Portland winter hits peak bleak.

11/20/2017 By Anya Rehon


A 'Touring Newspaper' Launches in Portland

The new publication, created by Corvallis-raised designer Corbin LaMont, aims to connect artists and explore a difference place each month.

11/16/2017 By Kayla Brock

Airport News

PDX's $1.3 Billion Expansion Plan Includes a Bigger, Better Concourse E

It involves splitting up the airport's two biggest carriers. (And yes, there will be new amenities.)

10/18/2017 By Hannah Bonnie