Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

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

Signs & Portents

Vast Murders of Crows Are Routinely Swarming above Downtown Portland

Surely it means nothing. Nothing.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

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

Holidays

America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Hotel News

Pacific City's Newest Hotel Will Have a Luxury Spa and On-Site 'Adventure Coach'

The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, the latest venture from the owners of neighboring Pelican Brewery, is scheduled to open January 19.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Style Spotlight

Get a Replica Star Wars Jacket to Look Like Luke, Leia, or Han

You, too, can rock the fashions of the remote ice planet Hoth. Watch out for Imperial probe droids!

12/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fun With Firs

9 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms within 90 Minutes of Portland

Your perfect holiday conifer quest comes with a hayride/reindeer/artificial snow/chili cheese nachos? We got you.

11/27/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Unnatural Treasure

The Columbia River Gorge Burned. We Could Make That a Good Thing.

A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.

11/20/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Amy Martin

Mountain Time

Beyond the Cascades: 3 Rocky Mountain Ski Towns to Explore

Find some of the West’s best snow (and off-slope toasts) in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.

11/20/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Mountain Time: Aspen

4 Ski Areas and Countless Cultural Riches: Get on the A-List in Aspen

All this is yours—for a price.

11/20/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Mountain Time: Park City

For Portlanders, Utah's 'Silicon Slopes' Are Just a Quick Flight Away

Backcountry skiing, bobsledding, and (yes) booze add to Park City’s downhill appeal.

11/20/2017 By Melissa Fields

Mountain Time: Ski Cascadia

Beyond Hood: More Pacific Northwest Peaks to Ski

From Whistler to Shasta, head to Cascadia's other big hitters.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Mountain Time: Vail

Why One Journalist Left Portland for Vail

Would you give up Pine State Biscuits for mountains of fresh powder?

11/20/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Mountain Time: Sun Valley

Fat-Biking and Dive Bars: Sun Valley Offers Serious Off-Slope Fun

Deep in the Idaho wilderness, quirky Ketchum offers much more than 2,000 acres of prime downhill.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Winter Travel

The Portlander's Guide to Mount Hood

Here's where to ski, sled, snowshoe, sleep, cozy up, and eat (and, uh, not) on our mountain.

11/20/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Planks and Trays

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Into the Woods

Where to Snowshoe, XC Ski, and Sled on Mount Hood

Not into high-speed descents and expensive gear? Get out in the snow, one foot at a time.

11/20/2017 By Christopher Van Tilburg