Outdoor Education

Columbia Land Trust Announces Full-Service Tour Series

The longtime land steward unfurls a 2017 lineup rich in rare wildlife, limited-access trails, and a bit of brew.

01/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Family

Great Wolf Lodge: the Centralia Waterpark Your Kids Know Exists

One day, parents, your precious tadpoles will win this battle. Prep for the inevitable with these pro tips. (No. 5: do not play the claw.)

01/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Public Land

With an Expanded National Monument, Oregon's Debate over Public Lands Continues

A late-breaking executive order from President Obama nearly doubles Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Could the 45th President roll that back?

01/13/2017 By Elise Herron

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

Hiking

Is This New Book the Weekend Warrior's Guide to Oregon's PCT?

From Bridge of the Gods to Siskiyou Pass, a local author offers a different way of approaching Oregon's stretch of the epic three-state hiking trail.

01/10/2017 By Regan Breeden

Weekend Getaway

An Oregon Chef Series Deep in the Cascades

Über-hip Suttle Lodge, north of Sisters, unveils a dinner series with culinary darlings from Portland and beyond.

01/09/2017 By Elise Herron

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: Hot Springs

Beyond Bagby and Breitenbush: 4 Classic Northwest Hot Springs

Let off some steam.

12/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

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

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

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

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

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

Urban Rides

Get in Gear with Portland's Latest Urban Bike Guide

A new book offers 40 sweet rides spanning the Portland area. In a sneak peek, authors Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan share four favorites.

12/08/2016 By Ko Ricker

Field Trip

This Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Is Worth the Drive to Seattle

Make the trek to the Seattle Art Museum for a stunning 40-year look at one of the world's most prolific designers, with hundreds of sketches, mannequins, swatches, and more.

12/07/2016 By Eden Dawn

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Beer Me

Want to Go to Astoria's Dark Arts Festival? Get on That Now.

February is Stout Month, and Fort George Brewery's insanely popular mid-month block party can sell out within weeks. Heads up—tickets are already on sale.

11/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies