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The Hidden Coast

Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore The Hidden Coast. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Beyond the Bridges

Weekend Getaways

Go ahead, tell your boss you're headed out a little early next Friday--and the Friday after that. (We've even mapped out your itinerary so you don't have to plan a thing.) These destinations will make your fall the best prelude to winter you've ever had.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

Pinkies Up!

The Insider's Guide to Oregon Wine Country

We Portlanders are lucky to live less than an hour from hundreds of top-notch wineries in the Willamette Valley, and it’s only a few more hours to Southern Oregon’s winemaking region.

05/19/2009 With Stacey Wilson and Megan Callow By Camas Davis and Condé Cox

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High-Tech Hunt

The sport of geocaching puts space-age technology in the palm of your hand and transforms a simple hike into a quest for treasure.

05/19/2009 By Christopher Van Tilburg

THE HIT LIST

Sweet Spot

Why is this dog smiling? Because she knows she lives in an urban dog-park paradise.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Snow Bound

Five lodges where you can embrace the wintry weather (or avoid it altogether).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

THE HIT LIST

Nature Calls

Take a cool dip in the great outdoors (and show the dog days of summer who’s boss).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Gold Standard

Jacksonville is one town we’re happy is stuck in the past.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

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Slide Show: Behold, an Oasis

Hidden amid Portland's concrete and barbed wire, blue herons hunt fish and chorus frogs sing in waters that are cleaner than they have been in years. Plus: How to explore these gems yourself.

05/19/2009

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Slide Show: Alpine Penthouse

There's no better way to rough it than camping out in a Mount Hood fire tower in the dead of winter.

05/19/2009

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Slide Show: Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009

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Slide Show: The Hidden Coast

Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore *The Hidden Coast*. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path. Whether you're in search of a secluded beach, an unbeatable bowl o

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Weekend Getaways

Go ahead, tell your boss you're headed out a little early next Friday--and the Friday after that. (We've even mapped out your itinerary so you don't have to plan a thing.) These destinations will make your fall the best prelude to winter you've ever had.

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: The Insider’s Guide to Oregon Wine Country

We Portlanders are lucky to live less than an hour from hundreds of top-notch wineries in the Willamette Valley—and it’s only a few more hours to Southern Oregon’s winemaking region.

05/19/2009

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Seize the Bay

Explore the edges of the West Coast arts scene by tripping through San Francisco’s new museums and upstart galleries.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Beyond the Bridges

Rogue Spirit

Paddling Oregon's legendary river with a crew of perfect strangers, one writer gets a lesson in the transformative power of white water.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Trail of the Month

Hoyt Arboretum

A morning spent exploring the rolling hills of this 185-acre wilderness museum will introduce visitors to nearly 9,000 tree and plant specimens from around t...

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Frog Lake Buttes

It’s worth the strenuous three-mile climb for a stunning 360-degree panorama of winter backcountry splendor.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

The Wild Side

Located on an isolated peninsula of Vancouver Island, the village of Tofino isn’t easy to get to—which is why it’s a great escape.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman