Travel & Outdoors

Trails

Hike of the Month: Neahkahnie Gap Trail

This two-mile addition to the Oregon Coast Trail offers beautiful scenery of Nehalem Bay and secondary-growth forest, and connects to Neahkahnie Mountain.

12/08/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

No Skis, No Snowboard, No Problem: Next-Gen Ways to Play in the Snow

These portable, packable snow-play options don’t always require a lift ticket.

12/07/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Native Communities

State Highlights Tribal Tourism with New Guide to Oregon Indian Country

A partnership between Travel Oregon and the state’s 9 federally recognized tribes gives both residents and visitors a new way to experience Native culture and commerce.

12/07/2022 By Sam Stites

Bowl Games

Keep an Eye on Flights to Find the Best Deals for Ducks and Beavers Bowl Game Travel

Flight to San Diego and Las Vegas increased in price following the announcement of bowl games Sunday, but waiting a few days could land you a better deal on air fare.

12/06/2022 By Sam Stites

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Indoor Activities at Mt Hood for Those Who Loathe Winter Sports

Not a skier? Hit up a museum or book a spa treatment while your pals hit the slopes.

12/05/2022 By Michelle Harris and Sam Stites Illustrations by Chris Koelling

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Cobra Dogs Eats Mount Hood

The snowboarding chefs behind the iconic hot dog truck give us their advice for where to eat on the hill.

12/02/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Illustrations by Chris Koellig

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in December

Check out lights at the coast, make a wreath at Silver Falls State Park, hunt for ornaments in the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests, and more.

11/30/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Snow

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Tips on how to make the most of your day at the mountain just outside of Portland, from the people who know.

11/30/2022 By Sam Stites Illustrations by Chris Koelling

Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Inside Government Camp’s Growth Spurt

A new gondola, more housing, and so, so much traffic in the ski resort town outside Portland

11/30/2022 By Sam Stites

Holidays

9 Sparkly, Must-See Holiday Lights Displays in Oregon

Twinkly shows at the Oregon Zoo, Peacock Lane, the Oregon Garden, and more

11/26/2022 By Cami Hughes With Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Holidays

Where to Get a Christmas Tree near Portland

Here are 11 of our favorite farms and stands to get a Christmas tree, whether you want to pick it off a lot or chop it down yourself in a u-cut field.

11/25/2022 By Cami Hughes With Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Winter Travel

Six Easy Tips to Prepare for a Winter Road Trip in and around Oregon

Preparing for winter travel can be tough sledding. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind as you head out on the road for the holidays.

11/23/2022 By Sam Stites

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.

11/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Sports

Portland to Host 2030 NCAA Women’s Final Four

After failing to secure the bid for either 2025 or 2026, Portland receives the nod to bring the championship of the biggest women’s basketball tournament to the Moda Center.

11/22/2022 By Sam Stites

Holiday Travel

Half a Million Travelers Are Expected to Move Through PDX Thanksgiving Week

You'll want to arrive early at Portland International Airport over the holidays. Have time to kill? Grab a local beer, check out the Larry Yes art exhibit, or settle in for some short films.

11/17/2022 By Sam Stites

Hiking

5 Post-Thanksgiving Hikes around Portland

Skip Black Friday this year and spend your morning in Forest Park, on Mt Tabor, and elsewhere

11/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo With Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Events

Get Stoked for Ski and Snowboard Season at Snowvana

The Pacific Northwest’s largest ski and snowboard expo returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for its seventh year, November 18–20.

11/15/2022 By Sam Stites

Winter Sports

Ski and Snowboard Season Is Here Early on Mount Hood

If you’re jonesing to get some early season turns in, Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood has you covered.

11/09/2022 By Sam Stites

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in November

Día de los Muertos in Eugene, Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Run to Stay Warm, and more!

10/31/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Travel

Get Good and Festive at These 6 Pacific Northwest Holiday-Ready Hotels

Find gingerbread displays, an alpine village full of lights, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more at these holiday-ready hotels and resorts.

10/26/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen