Travel & Outdoors

History Lesson

Meet the Prineville Man Who Spent His Summer Hiking More than 2,400 Miles of the Oregon Trail

While pushing a makeshift covered wagon, Don Martin of Prineville was joined by a cape-wearing stuffed steer named Last Ox.

09/02/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in September

The Oregon State Fair wraps up, the Pendleton Round-Up kicks off, dahlias are in bloom, and Oktoberfest has us raising our steins.

09/02/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hiking

These Oregon Coast Hikes Have All the Views

Neahkanie Mountain, Cape Lookout, and other trails on the Oregon Coast beckon with shady walks and ocean views.

08/31/2022 By Julia Silverman and Michelle Harris

Road Trip

Portland to Seattle: How to Survive the Drive on Interstate 5

Hippie sandals, squirrel bridges, playgrounds, a car museum, hot pot, skydiving ... take a few breaks on the drive between Portland and Seattle.

08/25/2022 By Cassondra Bird, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Air Travel

Icelandair Is Extending Its Seasonal Portland Flights into January

Fly nonstop to Reykjavík, Iceland, for northern lights and winter nightlife. Meanwhile, Delta’s nonstop from PDX to Tokyo, Japan, is delayed till 2023.

08/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

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.

08/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Music

Have the End of Summer Blues? Check Out These Concerts at the Oregon State Fair

Want to catch an end-of-summer groove? This year's lineup at the Salem fairgrounds includes the Beach Boys, TLC, and Shaggy.

08/24/2022 By Michelle Harris and Dalila Brent

Hike of the Month

Hike of the Month: Ecola Point to Indian Beach

Lighthouse views and inland shade on this Oregon Coast trail near Cannon Beach, at Ecola State Park

08/12/2022 By Michelle Harris

Outdoors

Shady Hikes and Picnic Spots for Hot Days in and around Portland

From the fir frenzy of North Portland’s Columbia Park to a tree-lined trail on Sauvie Island, here are a few places to celebrate the shadows.

08/11/2022 By Cassondra Bird, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Nature

Off to Pick Huckleberries? You Might Need a Permit

Washington state’s berry-packed Gifford Pinchot National Forest requires a permit to pick up to a 3 gallons a year. That's a lot of huckleberry pies.

08/08/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Hiking

These Waterfall Hikes Don’t Require a Timed Permit

While you need a permit to reach much of the waterfall corridor in Oregon and Washington, some trails don't take so much planning.

08/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in August

Pig-N-Ford races at the Tillamook County Fair, Chicks concerts in Bend, the Oregon State Fair, Hood to Coast relay race, and more

08/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Bicycling

Are You Ready for World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, July 30?

The DIY, volunteer-run, bare-as-you-dare, pro-community, anti-oil-dependency ride is a Portland classic.

07/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Swimming

Portland Is a Beach Town. It's True.

But which in-the-city river beach or dock—Poet’s, Audrey McCall, Sellwood, Cathedral, Tom McCall Bowl, or Duckworth Dock—is right for you and your crew?

07/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler, Michelle Harris, and Matthew Trueherz

Vacation

Still Looking to Book that Summer Getaway?

Act fast on these Oregon rentals which include a cozy lodge in Lakeside, a rustic farmhouse in McMinnville, and an alpaca farm retreat in Portland.

07/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Travel

This Tiny 'Cocoon Cottage' on the Oregon Coast Isn't Quite Open Yet, But It’s Already TikTok Famous

The owner’s other handbuilt Airbnb rentals include a giant potato in Idaho, a hobbit hole in Washington, and a treehouse in Hawaii.

07/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Bicycles

5 Things to Know about Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

The 2022 event happens Saturday, July 30, starting at Peninsula Park in North Portland.

07/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

Stuart Wells Joins Portland Audubon as New Executive Director

Wells is looking to increase community involvement in wildlife conservation and education. The location set beside Forest Park is one of the oldest Audubon chapters in the country.

07/18/2022 By Michelle Harris

Nature

Multnomah County Is Facing Its Largest Mosquito Outbreak since 2010

And ecologists say the worst is yet to come from these insects that can cause itchy bugbites, malaria, and West Nile virus. Gulp.

07/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Vacation

36 Hours in Oregon City

The historic town is home to breweries, vintage shops, and Oregon’s version of Niagara Falls

07/07/2022 By Michelle Harris