Summer Adventures: Biking

3 Heart-Pounding Oregon Bikepacking Routes

From high desert landscapes to bucolic riverside campsites, the best way to explore this state is on two wheels.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Hiking

6 Off-the-Radar Treks to Pull You Out of Your Work-a-Day Rut

From crushing mountainside hikes to easy coastal jaunts, here's how to get out of your head and into the outdoors.

05/28/2019 By Ted Alvarez and Benjamin Tepler

Cars

A Rally of Gas-Guzzling Junkers Is Cleaning Up Oregon’s Backcountry

The now-global Gambler 500 road race is cheap, weird, and totally from here.

05/28/2019 By Marty Patail

Airport News

PDX Might Nab a Coveted Flight Route Direct to Tokyo's Haneda Airport

That would mean no more long commutes from Narita Airport come summer 2020—just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

05/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Hotel Openings

Get an Eyeful of Society Hotel’s Chic Outpost in the Gorge, Open May 24

Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.

05/21/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Hotel News

A Trio of Portlanders Are Transforming a 112-Year-Old Whidbey Island Lodge

The Captain Whidbey is a beloved Puget Sound institution. Its new Portland owners hope to draw both locals and "digital nomads."

04/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Biketown

Get Ready for More Bike-Diverting Summer Work on the Springwater Corridor

From May to November, bridge construction on the popular east-west path will derail two stretches of trail.

04/24/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Travel

Eat All the Japanese Food in This Vancouver, BC, Burb

Richmond is home base for Vancouver’s airport—and also some of the best ramen, sushi, and teppanyaki in the West.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Field Notes

Wildflowers and Sweet Silence on the Weldon Wagon Trail

A hidden Gorge hike near Husum offers rare blooms, valley views, and solitude.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Direct Flight

Need a Sunshine Getaway, Kids in Tow? Consider Phoenix.

Butterfly wonderland is just a couple hours away.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Ocean Activism

Oregon Bans Offshore Drilling.... Again?

Breaking down the state's latest attempt to thwart energy speculation in our territorial waters.

04/04/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider’s Guide 2019: Outside

An Expert Urban Hiker Shares the Portland Parks, Bridges, and Landmarks You Need to See

Laura O. Foster—author of eight Portland guidebooks—knows exactly where to go for the views.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

The Inside Tale of Colin O’Brady’s Death-Defying, Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

The Portlander was the first person to cross Antarctica unassisted. What helped him make the epic, nearly impossible 900-mile trek? Growing up here.

03/26/2019 By Julian Smith

Direct Flight

The Canadian Rockies Are Just Two Hours Away from Portland

Budget airline Westjet kicks off a new direct flight to Calgary, meaning Air Canada’s got competition for Portland travelers.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Second Act

Why Actor Jim Belushi Traded Hollywood for a Pot Farm in Southern Oregon

The guy from K9 and Red Heat now sells the strain smoked on Saturday Night Live back in the 1970s in Portland.

03/26/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Outdoor News

Permit Quotas Are Coming to 80 Oregon Trailheads in 2020

Meet limited entry—a possible new normal for some overcrowded Oregon wilderness areas.

03/25/2019 By Wriik Maui