Travel & Outdoors

Get Out

Let It Snow: Mt Hood Ski Resorts to Open in Just a Few Weeks

Snow in the Cascades means local ski resorts will soon announce opening dates for the upcoming season that are on the historically early side.

10/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Halloween

7 Portland Neighborhoods That Go Bump in the Night

Whether you're chauffeuring a group a trick-or-treaters or just in the mood for over-the-top decor, these homes prove there's no shortage of creativity in the Rose City.

10/19/2022 By Sam Stites

Wildfire

Rain Is Coming, But for Now Local Wildfires Are Still Sparking

The fires sparked during this unseasonably warm October are driving our subpar air quality, too.

10/17/2022 By Sam Stites

Aug-tober

Summer's Not Ending. Here's How to Make the Most of It.

Five things that won't be as fun when the rain inevitably comes.

10/12/2022 By Sam Stites

Hike of the Month

Hike of the Month: Trail of 10 Falls at Silver Falls State Park

A stunner year-round, the picturesque waterfall trail at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon, is bursting with color in autumn.

10/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

Travel

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

10/03/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Rose Lee, and Fiona McCann

Events

What to Do in Oregon in October

Hop and harvest festivals in Hood River, Air Supply concerts in Lincoln City, the Great Columbia Crossing running race in Astoria, and more

09/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Get Out

10 Photo Ops in Portland and Beyond to Prove You Live Here

Let your friends know where you are with pictures of the downtown Powell’s Books, the St. Johns Bridge, the PDX airport carpet, and more!

09/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Halloween

Visit These Portland Haunted Houses For Halloween Pre-Gaming

Haunted manors, zombie graveyards, and spooky drive-throughs to get you in the most frightful of moods.

09/26/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen and Cami Hughes

Trails

Hike of the Month: Eruption Trail at Mount St. Helens

This short-and-sweet walk from Johnston Ridge Observatory is all volcano photo ops, all the time. Parking is free, but that could change next year.

09/23/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Where to Check Out Fall Colors around Portland

See changing autumnal leaves at Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland Japanese Garden, and beyond.

09/22/2022 By Kate Bryant and Gabriel Granillo

Public Transit

4 Ideas for Car-Free Fall Outings

Leave the car at home for World Car Free Day—and to avoid traffic confusion during this weekend’s I-84 closure in Northeast Portland.

09/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Park for Free or Help Pull Weeds on National Public Lands Day, September 24

Attend a volunteer event in Portland and beyond, or visit federal recreation sites such as Crater Lake National Park without paying a fee.

09/16/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Getaways

Breitenbush Hot Springs to Open New Guestrooms

As part of its recovery from the 2020 wildfires, the wilderness resort plans to open 24 new overnight spots in January 2023.

09/16/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Hiking

4 Great Fall Hikes near Portland

In early autumn, trails in Oregon and Washington offer glimpses of misty waterfalls, migrating birds, changing colors, not-so-snowy mountain peaks, and more.

09/15/2022 By Brian Barker, Gabriel Granillo, and Benjamin Tepler

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Fall Road Trips

Going Solo in Washington’s San Juan Islands: Kayaking, Mountain Hikes, and Peace and Quiet

Take a slow trip via ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, with detours to Orcas, Lopez, and other parts of the archipelago on the Salish Sea.

09/09/2022 By Ryan Good

Fall

11 Great Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Portland This Fall

Eleven local farms for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides and doughnuts.

09/08/2022 By Cami Hughes

Fall Road Trips

Wacky Roadside Attractions and Treehouse Hotels Await in Southern Oregon

Throw the kids in the car and head south for rope swings, cave tours, and In-N-Out Burger.

09/08/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Fall Road Trips

More than Wine and Onions in Eastern Washington’s Wine Country

Find more than wine and onions in Eastern Washington’s Wine Country. There's beer, cider, gelato, cheesemakers, and an inexplicable aviary.

09/07/2022 By Rachel Alexander