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What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Columbia River Gorge

Heading for the Gorge’s Waterfall Corridor This Summer? You’ll Need a Permit.

The pilot project runs May 24 to September 5 for Wahkeena, Oneonta, Horsetail, and Multnomah Falls. Permits required spring weekends at Dog Mountain, too.

04/18/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Service Trips

Breitenbush Offers Discount Lodging in Exchange for Restoration Work

The Oregon hot springs resort is still recovering from the 2020 forest fires, and guests are invited to help during service weeks.

03/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Travel News

The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, an Oregon Landmark, Looks to Reopen in 2023

A $4 million revitalization effort with Mt. Hood Skibowl would breathe new life into the resort, which has been shuttered since 2018.

02/28/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Air Travel

PDX Opens New Sensory Room in Concourse D

PDX joins a growing list of airports offering spaces and programs designed for fliers on the autism spectrum, which is available to passengers 24/7

01/27/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

News

At PDX, Omicron and Snow Delays Are Snarling Holiday Travel

Amid winter weather and COVID-related staff shortages, at least one major airline is asking that you postpone nonessential flights.

12/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

Getaways

Who Needs Wi-Fi? Off-Grid Can Be a Draw for Vacation Rentals

Tune out and turn off at these gorgeous Oregon Airbnbs.

12/21/2021 By Fiona McCann

Travel

London Calling: British Airways Announces New Flights from PDX to Heathrow

Service to London starts summer 2022.

12/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

PDX Debuts Newly Renovated Concourse B for Alaska Airlines

38-foot-high windows, 10 gates, and 1 very cool new addition to the country’s best airport.

12/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Travel

Alaska Airlines to Offer Boxed Water and Paper Cups on All Flights

The move is part of the airline's goal to reduce its inflight waste and achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

11/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Airports

PDX Reclaims Title of Best US Airport

'Travel & Leisure' puts Portland back at the top for domestic airports.

09/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Direct Flights

Get Your Girls Trip On: Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Service to New Orleans and Tampa

Seasonal nonstop flights from PDX to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast starts December 16.

06/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Work

Need a Quiet Office? You Can Rent a Daytime-Only Hotel Room

Pretend you have an office to drag yourself to.

03/15/2021 By Marty Patail

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.

11/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Travel

Oregon's Labor Day Weekend Forecast: Sunny, With a Chance of COVID?

Pondering whether to hit the road this holiday? We've got thoughts.

09/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

#VanLife

Rentable Camper Vans and RVs Pick Up New Fans in the Pandemic

Their usual international clients can’t get here, but rental companies are seeing plenty of interest from locals.

08/13/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Airport News

Expanded Concourse E Opens at Portland International Airport

Kites, curds, and classic carpet await at PDX—for those who are traveling again.

07/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler