Travel & Outdoors

Gorge Guide

Where to Eat, Stay & Play in Hood River, White Salmon & Bingen

Windsurfing, cherry-picking, and rafting await in these Oregon and Washington towns in the Columbia River Gorge.

03/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Recovery

What We Can Learn 5 Years After the Eagle Creek Fire

The 2017 fire changed the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge, especially on the Oregon side of the river.

03/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Gorge Guide

Check Out the Closest Attractions in the Columbia River Gorge

Zip lines and treehouse suites at Skamania Lodge, classic soft serve in Cascade Locks, and hiking trails and waterfalls galore!

03/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Love

The Bridal Veil Post Office Celebrates 135 Years

Every year this Oregon ghost town post office sees a flood of wedding invitations from couples hoping to secure a Bridal Veil postmark.

03/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Shopping Road Trip

Shop Stops in the Columbia River Gorge

Hood River’s Oak Street and its counterparts in Bingen and White Salmon make these connected Gorge towns a stealth shopping destination for clothes, gifts, and more.

03/11/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Travel

7 Last-Minute Spring Break Destinations for Sun-Deprived Portlanders

Still wondering where to go? Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Diego, and more await.

03/10/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Julia Silverman

History

The Day The Dalles Dam Silenced Celilo Falls

Wilbur Slockish recounts when The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, the site of a centuries-old intertribal fishing and commerce market.

03/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Hiking

Essential Rainy Day Hikes around Portland

From Beaverton to the Columbia Gorge and beyond, explore raging waterfalls, ambling rivers, and lush forests with these close-to-home hikes.

03/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in March

Welcome spring with craft beer, cherry blossoms, LEGOs, chocolate, and more.

03/01/2022 By Shannon Daehnke and Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Trip Tip: Government Camp

From pit stops to lodging to eateries, Schoolhouse's Sara Kinnamon Fritsch gives her recs for the perfect vacation at the 'crown jewel of Mount Hood.'

03/01/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel News

The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, an Oregon Landmark, Looks to Reopen in 2023

A $4 million revitalization effort with Mt. Hood Skibowl would breathe new life into the resort, which has been shuttered since 2018.

02/28/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

How to Reserve a Hiking, Camping, or Backpacking Trip in Oregon

As permits are becoming the norm in the Pacific Northwest, having a plan in place for your next outdoor adventure is key.

02/22/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Who's Left Behind by Oregon’s Ever-Growing Trail Permit System?

Last year's permit rollout at Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Washington was rife with no-shows. This season looks to address access and equity.

02/18/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Nature

Monarch Conservation Effort Reaches New Heights in Portland

Ida Galash of Portland Monarchs and her cohort of citizen-scientists are breaking ground for two new waystations at Pittock Mansion and in Washington Park.

02/17/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Air Travel

These Are All the Nonstop Destinations from PDX

Portland International Airport offers more than 60 nonstop flights to destinations in the United States, as well as Europe, Canada, and tropical locales.

02/16/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Travel

6 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Valentine's Day getaways in vintage trailers in Dayton, a sprawling ranch in Bend, and more.

02/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Month: Angel’s Rest

This steep climb in the Gorge offers unparalleled panoramic views of the river.

02/08/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

What to Do

4 New Oregon Museum Exhibits Focusing on History and the Environment

From exploring snow’s impact on the environment to unpacking immigrant stories of survival, these new Oregon Museum exhibits will entertain and educate.

02/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Events

What to Do in Oregon in February

Snowshoeing on Mount Hood, bald eagle bird-watching in Southern Oregon, Chinese New Year in downtown Portland, and more

02/01/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Karly Quadros, and Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

PDX Opens New Sensory Room in Concourse D

PDX joins a growing list of airports offering spaces and programs designed for fliers on the autism spectrum, which is available to passengers 24/7

01/27/2022 By Gabriel Granillo