Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.
How Oregon has been responding to the threat of the wildfires, the short-term health effects of smoke inhalation, and the long-term effects of climate change...
“Looking at fire seasons in the west over the past five to 10 years, it’s likely to be like this or to get worse as climate continues to change.”
You can't go see them, thanks to COVID and our foul air. But it helps to know that they are there.
Here are a few tips to help protect your lungs from the smoke.
The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.
Portland Monthly Staff
Spend a long weekend exploring the Rainbow-McAlester Loop.
Traditionally a place of refuge from heat and smoke, the skies above parts of the Pacific have turned red.
Thousands around the state are under evacuation orders as multiple fires rage, fanned by high winds.
Pondering whether to hit the road this holiday? We've got thoughts.
We can almost taste the poutine.
Where to play, what you need, and how the strange sport was invented right here.
Scenic escapes, empty beaches, and a farm-to-table way of life: The San Juan Islands are waiting.
Wine tasting isn’t the only game in town.
The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.
Wine adventures and more, just a short drive from home.
Left Coast, Best Coast
With public pools closed, suited-up swimmers can find solace in the sea.
Their usual international clients can’t get here, but rental companies are seeing plenty of interest from locals.
Units come with everything you need to get away and stay away. But pro tip: BYO coffeemaker.
Little Joys of Summer
Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.
Julia Silverman and Marty Patail
Kites, curds, and classic carpet await at PDX—for those who are traveling again.
Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.
Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman
Picture-perfect Oregon overnight camps are pivoting to offer socially distant family cabin rentals.
Can you swim in the pool? Can you eat in the restaurant? With COVID-19, your vacation mileage may vary.
As Portlanders head for the hills, they’ll find a patchwork of campground closures and limited services.
As of May 15, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is back in business.