Fall Migration

On Willapa Bay, Bird-Watchers Get a New Festival

It's a weekend-long birding nerd-out with events that span the Long Beach Peninsula—by kayak, bicycle, foot, and even 4x4.

09/18/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Long Weekends: Across the River

How to Spend the Perfect Long Weekend on the Sunny Side of the Gorge

Like Hood River? Head across the Columbia to White Salmon and Bingen.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: Victorians & Views

Head to Port Townsend for Victorian Architecture, Wild Vistas, and Oysters

The Olympic Peninsula town is charming. And maybe haunted.

09/11/2018 By Arlo Voorhees

Long Weekends: Above the Treetops

This Washington Lookout Tower Offers the Ultimate Solitude

Recently retrofitted, Heybrook boasts board games and panoramic views alike.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel News

The Society Hotel Is Building a Portland-Style Hipster Haven in Bingen, Washington

The boutique hotel and spa will open early summer 2019, right across the Hood River Bridge.

08/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Campground Guide

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Fingers Crossed

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Notes from a 24-Hour Seattle Food Bender

Rollicking Southern food to $225 negronis, here's what to devour on a trip up north. Plus: tips from an Emerald City culinary insider.

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks and Allecia Vermillion

Music

18 Female Musicians to Watch at Sasquatch Music Festival 2018

The three-day fest, which also features headliners like Bon Iver and Modest Mouse, takes place in Washington May 25–27.

04/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

New Hotels

McMenamins' Kalama Harbor Lodge Finally Opens

It's surely the most thrilling thing to happen on this sleepy industrial stretch of the Columbia since last summer's methanol protests.

04/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

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

Travel Journal

Here Are the 10 Best Trips We Took in 2017

From high desert landscapes to high design in Honolulu, this past year of travel stole our hearts.

12/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Pet Health

This Mobile Vet Clinic Will Serve Portland-Area Pets in Need

Starting in 2018, Pongo One will provide critical medical care to pets owned by vulnerable populations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

12/20/2017 By Anya Rehon

Gastrotourism

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

Hotels

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

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Television

Survivors of the Mount St. Helens Eruption Tell Their Story

Thirty-seven years ago, two campers found themselves in the path of volcanic mudflow after the volcano erupted. Now they bring their story to the small screen.

10/12/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Hikes

5 Close-to-Portland Hikes for Reveling in Fall Color

From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.

10/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie