Cache Me If You Can

Geocaching Is the Geekiest Outdoors Activity (and It Began in Oregon)

What's up with this wood-walking, GPS-stalking hobby?

07/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Travel

Start Your Engines: Detroit Is Just a Five-Hour Direct Flight from Portland

Thought the Motor City had met that great scrapyard in the sky? Nope. This chassis was built to last.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Santiam Stopover

A Historic Oregon Ski Lodge Gets a Major Revamp

Built by the Depression–era Civilian Conservation Corps, the 78-year-old hostel will welcome travelers once again.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Scoops in the Sky

Salt & Straw Is Now Available on (Some) Alaska Airlines Flights

Fork over the big bucks for first class, and you’ll get premier, local ice cream at 35,000 feet.

06/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Motoring

Meet Oregon's 3 Newest Scenic Byways

Tootle down the McKenzie River, tour the Tillamook State Forest, or take in views of Mary's Peak. These ravishing routes just got the state's official seal of approval.

06/05/2018 By Emily Davis

New Hotels

Jupiter NEXT—the Jupiter Hotel's Luxe 'Big Sister'—Is Now Open

The 67-room Lower Burnside respite also houses Hey Love, a new lounge concept from alums of Rum Club, Dig a Pony, and Mississippi Studios.

06/05/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Camping Guide: Bring the Heat

5 Delicious Ways to Boost Your Campfire Cooking Game

From forest fondue to an off-the-grid old-fashioned, these recipes bring culinary swagger to the backcountry.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: How To

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

The Shakedown

Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Trophy Case

Filmmaker Crofton Diack Packs This Portland-Made Stuff on Wilderness Treks

Want to survive the Arctic? Bring sausage and body balm.

05/22/2018 By Kelly Clarke

PDX Index

How Will Trump's Tariff Tussle Affect Oregon?

Oregon exports nearly $4 billion worth of goods to China. What could the trade tiff mean for our state?

05/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple before she ships out.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Sports

The Lefty Punks of German Soccer Come to Portland

On May 22, FC St. Pauli squares off against the Timbers' reserve squad.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Hotel News

McMinnville Gets a Posh, Art-Filled Inn

With a drawing room, plush details, and a swanky-but-simple Bless Your Heart Burgers outpost, the new Atticus Hotel looks classy as hell.

03/28/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design Week 2018: PDX Revamp

How One Portland Company Is Reviving the Airport’s Discarded Benches

Behold these beautifully revamped seats at Design Week.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Travel

Go Wish New Orleans a Happy 300th Birthday

You (and your stomach) don’t want to be left out of this party.

03/27/2018 By Margaret Seiler

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

Pour

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

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Travel News

Catch PDX's Newest Direct Flight to Maui

Here are a few tips for your island getaway.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon