Pedal it (just a little bit)

The vaguely interested outdoor lover’s guide to Pedalpalooza



Gear Shed

June’s rain got you down? Seek shelter in Columbia’s new Hotshot II shell.



Final Flight

The Portland Audubon Society’s Lost Bird Project spotlights extinct birds


News and Notes

Chetco Uh-Oh

One of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rivers is headed for troubled waters.


Weekend Plans

Rain Check

Cash in on a free campsite during State Parks Day—just don’t forget your rain gear.


Weekend Plans

Get Out Guide: May 28, 2010

Did someone say three-day weekend?!



Get Out Guide: May 21, 2010

Songbirds, urban legends, and an entire summer’s worth of trails



Movie Night

New documentary about Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard opens in Portland.



Broken Spoke

Portland’s Bike Cred Takes Another Knock

05/19/2010 By Brian Barker


St Helens in the Rearview

Looking Back on the Eruption of Mount St Helens


Portland Plated

Beyond S’mores

Four fine dining recipes that you can whisk away with you into the wild.

05/17/2010 By Mike Thelin


Crossing Guard

Local and state politicians battle to find a solution for the Columbia River Crossing, a 22 lane super highway connecting Oregon and Washington.

05/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

Get Out!

What It Takes…

Three harrowing tales of wilderness survival thanks to quick, calm thinking in moments of peril.

05/17/2010 By Christian DeBenedetti and Kasey Cordell

Get Out!

Fear Factor

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD shares his insights on some common wilderness predicaments.

05/17/2010 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Get Out!

Long Haul

Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.

05/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Get Out!

Back Packing

Our best boroughs for back packing.

05/17/2010 With Brian Barker

Get Out!

Car Camping

Camp grounds worth reaching via automobile.

05/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell


Get Out!

Need to get away for a day or a weekend? Kick off your shoes (then put them back on) and let Portland Monthly make the decision of what to do and where to go on your wilderness vay-cay. We've dug up 30 spectacular spots for your next trip to the outdoors.

05/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Get Out!

Gear Guide

All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.

05/17/2010 With Brian Barker


Slide Show: Beyond S’mores

Four fine dining recipes that you can whisk away with you into the wild.