Camping Guide: How To

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

Camping Guide: Fast & Furious

This Is the Pacific Northwest's Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear

From dehydrated Coava coffee to ultra-packable sleeping bags, here's how to shed those extra ounces.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: The Long Haul

Which Pacific Northwest Thru-Hike Is Right for You?

Stargazing and rattlesnakes? Or solitude and grizzlies? Take your pick!

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Fingers Crossed

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Free Wheelin'

How to Car-Camp Like Royalty

Here's your deluxe, all-PNW guide.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Word of Mouth

Notes from a 24-Hour Seattle Food Bender

Rollicking Southern food to $225 negronis, here's what to devour on a trip up north. Plus: tips from an Emerald City culinary insider.

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks and Allecia Vermillion

Man vs. Monument

Will Trump Ransack Oregon's Public Lands?

Southern Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou could be the next national monument on the Administration's hit list.

05/22/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design

The Hidden History of North Portland's Flower-Powered Peninsula Park

With its sunken garden and lusty pink blooms, the park was part of our young city's frenzy for roses.

05/22/2018 By Kate Bryant

Trophy Case

Filmmaker Crofton Diack Packs This Portland-Made Stuff on Wilderness Treks

Want to survive the Arctic? Bring sausage and body balm.

05/22/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Party Animals

How the Oregon Zoo Won Twitter

#rateaspecies is a reason to love the internet.

05/22/2018 By Amy Martin

PDX Index

How Will Trump's Tariff Tussle Affect Oregon?

Oregon exports nearly $4 billion worth of goods to China. What could the trade tiff mean for our state?

05/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design

The 5 Biketown Design Winners Are Here

The quintet of winning designs—one for each of the city's quadrants—are now rolling through Portland streets.

05/22/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Field to Table

Field & Vine's 2018 Dinner Series Kicks Off with a Ticket Giveaway

Like sipping pinot in a vineyard as a multicourse meal unfolds around you? One of these three dozen farm dinners will probably fit your palate.

05/15/2018 By Alena Willbur

Amazing Escape

Condé Nast Traveler Just Named Oregon's Minam River Lodge to Its Global Hot List

Though to call this new Eastern Oregon gem "charming" is like calling Timberline Lodge "nice."

05/15/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Eat This Now

Meet the Woman Launching a Hmong Food Movement in the Pacific Northwest

From her Aloha cart, La Vang-Herr aims to make Hmong sausages (and culture) as recognizable as Vietnamese banh mi.

05/10/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Parks Policy

What's the Hold-Up with Oregon's New Office of Outdoor Recreation?

We called the parks agency to find out.

04/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Coastal Road Trip

The Oregon Coast's Next Trail Is All about Public Art

A tourism agency has a plan to lure off-season beachgoers. It hinges on a rather existential question. (So, like, what is art?)

04/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins