Slideshow

Slide Show: Perfect Pairing

Luxury resort the Allison makes inroads in the underdeveloped Willamette Valley.

08/17/2009

Mudroom

How To…Hunt for Huckleberries

If you plan on picking huckleberries this August, make sure you have a game plan.

07/20/2009 By Kim Winternheimer

Article

River Lodges

Now that you know where to go, where do you stay? Luckily we have also found the best lodges, cottages and cabins to complement your river adventure.

06/26/2009 By Lynette Sanchez and Ariel Bleicher

Portland's Best Water

Oregon's 6 Essential Rivers

Six rivers. Twenty-seven adventures. Endless options for a wild and scenic summer.

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Beyond the Bridges

Victorian Queen

While British Columbia's capital, Victoria, may shout Imperialism, there's more than just tea and scones in this not-nearly-so-traditional city.

06/22/2009 By Jim Gullo

Mudroom

Singled Out

For all its recognition as a cyclist’s nirvana, Portland has a dirty little secret: the city is home to only six miles of single-track mountain-biking trails. Nowhere is this dirt deficit more obvious than in Forest Park, where there exists a measly one-t

06/22/2009 With Brian Barker

Portland's Best Water

Rogue River Feud

Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the Oregon w

06/16/2009 By Alexis Rehrmann

Slideshow

Slide Show: Rogue River Feud

Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the Oregon w

06/16/2009

Instructables

How To: Make Your Own (Nutritious) Gorp

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

06/04/2009 By Sam Holder

Instructables

How To…Catch a Fish with Your Bare Hands

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

06/03/2009 By Sam Holder

Instructables

How To…Handle a Steep Descent

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

06/03/2009 By Sam Holder

Instructables

How To: Wrap a Blister

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

06/03/2009 By Sam Holder

Trails

The Right Path

These scenic vistas, shot by _Portland Monthly_ staffer Scott Weber should get you out the door and into the wild. This June, he focuses on waterfall-filled hikes in the Columbia Gorge. What could be better than all this hair-blowing beauty less than an h

05/26/2009

Beyond the Bridges

Great Lake

Wintertime Tahoe holds no shortage of its own stunning imagery and activities, but for natives and long-timers, summer is the secret star. Choosing a vacation base can feel overwhelming. If I had to build a pair of perfect days there, I'd stick to Tahoe C

05/26/2009 By Paige Williams

Slideshow

Slide Show: The Right Path

These scenic vistas, shot by _Portland Monthly_ staffer Scott Weber should get you out the door and into the wild. This June, he focuses on waterfall-filled hikes in the Columbia Gorge. What could be better than all this hair-blowing beauty less than an h

05/26/2009

Hit List

All in the Family

From kites to rodeos to cherry picking, there's something for everyone this summer. Here's your guide to Portland's family-friendly summer events.

05/21/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

PARKS & WRECK

Stumping Grounds

What’s right about Oregon’s first new state park in nearly three decades? Not much.

05/19/2009 By Bill Donahue

Beyond The Bridges

H20000000h!

At Great Washington's Great Wolf Lodge, families howl over epic waterslides. Last year, Grand Mound, Washington—equidistant between Portland and Seattle—joined eleven other locations across North America as a destination for the Great Wolf Res

05/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

History

Period Piece

The Governor Hotel—a famous Portland destination—turns one hundred this year, and to celebrate we unlock its secrets.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall