From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.
Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui
Up in the Air
Plan A was a cruise, so flying to Vegas felt like a safer Plan B. But Vegas is not built for our current reality.
A mere treat in normal times, a Hood River weekend getaway offers some needed relief in 2020.
After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.
Yes, it’s yet another ‘I rode an e-bike for the first time, and it was kind of cool’ story.
The once-darling vacation spot is practically a ghost town. What happened?
Things to Do
Mask up for a harvest hoopla this year.
Wine Country 2020
Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.
Jordan Michelman and Margaret Seiler
Travel & Outdoors
Activism efforts by the Human Access Project have increased swimming access to the Willamette River.
Paul Robert Wolf Wilson, an enrolled member of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and photojournalist living in Chiloquin, Oregon, on Indigenous sovereignty, wildf...
Want a tree straight from the forest? Buy a permit, grab a saw, and head to the woods.
From Walla Walla to Port Townsend, the PNW offers an abundance of winter and holiday getaways within easy driving distance of Seattle.
Ready to drop into deep Pacific Northwest powder? First you'll want a ski pass—and we have the lowdown on all the options.
Seattle’s hometown hill packs plenty of room for skiers and snowboarders into an easy drive from the city.
The ski mountain within easy driving distance of Seattle offered its Epic Passes at a tempting discount this year.
The biggest ski resort in Washington state has raised their prices and started charging for parking. But can they live up to the extra expense?
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.