Trail of the Month

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

At Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, April's Trail of the Month, you can see more than 130 species of resident and migratory birds.

03/09/2011 With Brian Barker

Snow

Spring Flings

Hood’s ski resorts crank up the late season deals.

03/07/2011

Get Out

Friendly Gorge Hikes

Friends of the Columbia Gorge announces Spring Hiking Program

03/03/2011 By Georgia Perry

Get Out

Mile Markers

Forest Park Conservancy launches All Trails Challenge 2011

02/18/2011

Beyond The Bridges

Desert Greens

Head to Bend for a gorgeous golf getaway at Pronghorn Resort, a once private golf community now open to the public.

02/14/2011 By Kasey Cordell

Trail of the Month

Neahkahnie Mountain

This month's trail is Neahkahine Mountain, located 23 miles north of Tillamook. The trail offers spectacular views 1,600 feet above Oswald West State Park.

02/14/2011 With Brian Barker

The Mudroom

Higher Gear

Portland is home to many small-scale bike manufacturers. The demand for artisan bikes has risen to point where it can now take years to get a bike. Now, a collaboration between the frame-design company Beloved and bike components manufacturer Chris King s

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas

Get Out

Singles Party

Northwest Trail Alliance preps for mountain bike season with a pair of singletrack trail build parties.

02/11/2011 By Georgia Perry

Trail of the Month

Mount Talbert

Mount Talbert stands as the largest remaining undeveloped butte in northern Clackamas County covered in 200 acres of forest and meadows. The butte makes a great hiking spot accessible from four trailheads.

01/14/2011 With Brian Barker

Mud Room

Surf Survivor

Was it an oceanic miracle that caused Peter Mel's long-lost balsawood surfboard to wash up on the shore at Arch Cape?

01/14/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang

Resolutions

Mountain Toppers

Climb Mount Hood, Adams, or the Grand Teton in support of the American Lung Association

01/11/2011 By Georgia Perry

Article

Fee Busters

Tour the National Parks on the cheap this year.

01/06/2011 By Georgia Perry

Gadgets

Take Ten

Columbia’s new iPhone app has you covered ten ways to Sunday.

01/05/2011

Resolutions

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Local resorts sweeten the savings for first-timers.

01/03/2011

Get Out

Whale Tales

Trade those post-Christmas blues for tons of Gray

12/28/2010

video

Heidi the St. Bernard’s Photo Shoot

It's a very cute video about an adorable dog whose face graces these very pages.

12/22/2010 By William Anthony

Slideshow

Slide Show: Board Room

With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.

12/22/2010

Corner Shop

Board Room

With La Niña predicted to drop an extra few hundred inches of powder on Mount Hood this winter, Dave Pietka’s latest endeavor, Castle Boardshop, seems practically assured of a soft landing.

12/22/2010 By Eden Dawn

Mudroom

Relay to Reel

_Hood to Coast_ follows four teams through the insane antics, crazy logistics and sheer endurance of the annual Timberline-to-Seaside relay race.

12/22/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Trail of the Month

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield wildlife complex includes more than 5,200 acres of marshes, ponds, sloughs, and lakes; a welcome sight to a staggering array of migratory birds.

12/22/2010 With Brian Barker