Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies

Holiday Eats

Where to Celebrate New Year’s 2017 in Portland

From free chocolate buffets to caviar and truffle blowouts, here are 10 spots to eat, drink, and ring in the new year.

12/21/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

Winter Relaxation: Getaways

Fly Direct from PDX to Sun or Snow This Winter

Whether you’d rather snorkel in Hawai'i or ski in Sun Valley, PDX can take you there.

12/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Hit List

Where to Eat at PDX

Got a plane to catch? We’ve got six reasons to get to PDX really, really early.

12/14/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel and Outdoor Buffs

From a bike-enabled smartphone holder to the finest backcountry meals, we’ve got little bit of everything for the adventurer on your list.

12/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Lateral Drifts

Watch Planes Land at PDX in Crazy Crosswinds!

With perpendicular gusts pummeling the runway at the Portland airport, it was a tin-can shimmy for some arriving passengers.

12/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Nature Calling

Oregon Parks Waive Fees for Friday after Thanksgiving

Too many holiday sweet potatoes? Gather up the clan—or go refreshingly solo—for free outdoor therapy on "Green" Friday.

11/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

Dispatch

Is There a Secret Lake on Mount Tabor?

Investigating the extinct volcano’s mysterious springs.

11/14/2016 By Aaron Gilbreath

Travel News

Don't Blink: Here's One More Way to See the 2017 Eclipse

Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!

11/01/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Travel Deals

OMG! Icelandair Is Doing a Flash Sale on Flights from PDX to Europe

Through October 30, nab $499 winter tickets (with an Iceland stopover) to five European cities.

10/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Design

This Portland-Designed Bread Truck Brings Parks to the People

Instead of burritos and pad Thai, these mobile trucks dispense knowledge about our natural surroundings and conservation.

10/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Pacific Mysteries

This Oregon Nonprofit Says It Can Find Amelia Earhart

A Eugene-based archeological nonprofit wants you to fund its 2017 expedition to the middle of the ocean.

10/10/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Dispatch

Columbia Sportswear Takes on Gore-Tex

Can a Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Outdoors

From Aging Trailer to Fabulous Glamper

A Portland couple converts an antique motor home into the retro-inspired camper of their dreams.

09/27/2016 By Claire Colby

Park Love

Duckbill Isn't Oregon's Only At-Risk Landmark

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.

09/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Cats

Take a Tour of Eight Elaborate Portland Catios

These cute little backyard playgrounds aim to contain your death-dealing little furball.

09/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Hotels

Suttle Lodge Is Now Open (Paging Wes Anderson)

In the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, a painstakingly renovated wilderness lodge aims to marry highballs and vintage lawn chairs, canoes and camp chic.

08/30/2016 By Ramona DeNies