Soak It Up
From a one-hour drive from Portland to a weekender destination, beat winter chill with a soak at one of these eight natural hot spots.
In the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, a painstakingly renovated wilderness lodge aims to marry highballs and vintage lawn chairs, canoes and camp chic.
Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.
Come for the haute-rustic dining, stay for the Thriftway.
Sure, Mount Hood is home turf. But it's about to get a lot easier for Portlanders to shred the gnar at Idaho's premier ski resort.
From flamingo-ringed vintage Airflytes in wine country to shabby-chic coastal campers, tiny home (and trailer) tourism is on a roll.
Top Chef contestant Lia Lira returns home with a “modern American” restaurant that fuses global influences with island rusticity.
Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.
SLEEP IN THE TREES
Branch out! From the Siskiyou Mountains to the Snoqualmie River, these "treesorts" take rustic camping to new heights.
Cob ovens, permaculture, tinctures, and cheesemaking—as a rural retreat for would-be homesteaders, North Fork 53 is off the hook (and soon, the grid).
Crabbing to clamming to charter fishing, here are three must-do ocean escapades.
Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke
At North Fork 53, say hello to river views—and goodbye to cell reception and wifi.
The 38-mile scenic bikeway west of Sisters offers panoramic views of central Oregon. And for a few more weeks, it's no motors allowed.
The resort and campground opens a "tiny house village" with five sweet little homes to rent.
Two coastal outings (plus one in Puget Sound) promise a bounty of fresh Pacific oysters, Dungeness crab, and sweet Hood Canal spot shrimp.
With two-for-one train vouchers and other specials, McMenamins and Amtrak Cascades partner for "all aboard" in April.
Check out—and into—a lakeside retreat from the team behind Portland's Ace Hotel, a refurbished Masonic temple in wine country, and the Jennings Hotel's new rooms.
The riverside Washington town will boast a 40-room hotel modeled after Maui’s Pioneer Inn. But hold on to your mai tais—the brand-new resort won’t open till 2017.
Tagline: “We Like It Here. You Might, Too.” (Don’t go crazy, you guys.)