Field Notes

Trail of the Month: High-and-Dry Winter Walks at Canemah Bluff

Look out over the Willamette River from Oregon City’s 332-acre nature park.

11/14/2016 By Brian Barker

Dispatch

Is There a Secret Lake on Mount Tabor?

Investigating the extinct volcano’s mysterious springs.

11/14/2016 By Aaron Gilbreath

We're the Best

The Willamette Valley Is Wine Enthusiast's Region of the Year

The international publication ranks Oregon wine country ahead of regions like Champagne, Sonoma, and Provence.

11/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Beer Me

What Does It Take to Pass the Ultimate Beer Test?

In a new book, Portland writer Lucy Burningham details her quest to become a Certified Cicerone. We asked how she passed a test harder than bar exams, what trends she loves, and why Portland's brew scene needs more women.

11/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Travel News

Don't Blink: Here's One More Way to See the 2017 Eclipse

Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!

11/01/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Travel Deals

OMG! Icelandair Is Doing a Flash Sale on Flights from PDX to Europe

Through October 30, nab $499 winter tickets (with an Iceland stopover) to five European cities.

10/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Design

This Portland-Designed Bread Truck Brings Parks to the People

Instead of burritos and pad Thai, these mobile trucks dispense knowledge about our natural surroundings and conservation.

10/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Big Cheese

Check Out the Tillamook Cheese Factory's Sexy New Digs

The legendary coastal creamery will close. And then gloriously reopen.

10/18/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Fright Time

Scary Good: 11 Tricked-Out Ways to Spend Halloween in Portland

From haunted curds to graveyard tours, we bag our favorite local Halloween events.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

Soak It Up

A Pocket Guide to Pacific Northwest Hot Springs

From a one-hour drive from Portland to a weekender destination, beat winter chill with a soak at one of these nine natural hot spots.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

News

After Malheur, How Could Rural Oregon Prepare for Another Armed Militia?

The Rural Organizing Project offers strategies for communities under siege by groups like the Bundy family.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Pacific Mysteries

This Oregon Nonprofit Says It Can Find Amelia Earhart

A Eugene-based archeological nonprofit wants you to fund its 2017 expedition to the middle of the ocean.

10/10/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Light a Fire 2016: Caring for the Planet

Drones to LIDAR, the Freshwater Trust Protects America’s Waterways with Surgical Precision

The river-stewarding organization is one of Oregon’s most important environmental nonprofits.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Light a Fire 2016: Game-Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Dispatch

Columbia Sportswear Takes on Gore-Tex

Can a Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Getaways

This Mexican Paradise Is a Four-Hour Nonstop Flight from PDX

With farm dinners, chic rooftop bars, and an art-studded bike path, Los Cabos mellows out.

10/10/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Fruit Fables

The Curious Case of the Hidden Rose

Pruning back the convoluted story behind Oregon's thrice-named, red-fleshed apple.

10/04/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan