Road Trips: Hood Canal

Slurp Oysters and Geoduck Along This Dramatic Puget Sound Fjord

The Hood Canal offers up Scandinavian scenery, shellfish, and small, salty towns.

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Spring Road Trips: The South Coast

Head to Oregon's South Coast for Craggy Beaches and Painted Dinosaurs

This is the kid-approved adventure you need (don't worry, grown-ups—we've got beer and soaking tubs for you).

02/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies

Spring Road Trips: Pit Stops

10 Kitschy Roadside Attractions to Visit in Oregon

Collect 'em all!

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Spring Road Trips: Sonic Sidekicks

10 Oregon-Inspired Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Albums

Cue up this playlist for your next Pacific Northwest road trip.

02/26/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Spring Road Trips: Snack Packer

Pack the Ultimate Picnic Basket for Your Next Road Trip

From smoked oysters to Alpine cheese, toss these delicious fixings in the trunk.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Rain, Anyway?

We size up that drizzle from the sky.

02/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Hotel News

NW Portland Has a New Tiny Home Hotel

Open just 10 months, Slabtown Village pays tribute to Portland luminaries like Beverly Cleary, Bill Walton, and Vera Katz.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Outdoor News

3 Takeaways from Timberline Lodge’s New 10-Year Master Plan

The plan calls for a new park, reworked chairlifts and snowmaking systems, and—just maybe—a gondola from Government Camp.

02/22/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Environmental News

Is Oregon About to Get a Shiny New Wilderness Area?

The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.

02/14/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wine News

The Van Duzer Corridor Is Oregon's Newest Wine Region. Was the Drama Worth It?

It took eight years and congressional intervention to create the Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon's 19th viticultural area. Will winemakers actually use the designation?

02/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

TV News

Documentary Now! Takes On the Rajneeshees

The two-part episode, titled "Batshit Valley", is a pitch-perfect spoof of Wild Wild Country.

02/11/2019 By Marty Patail

Bikes

New Biketown Designs Spotlight Black History Month

“I got really inspired by the posters and sociopolitical prints of the 1960s and ’70s civil rights movement," says designer Marcellus Johnson.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Weather

YouTube Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Says a 'Major Winter Storm' Is on Its Way to Portland

We called up the Canadian sensation, who told us we need to be prepared. Local meteorologists disagree.

02/01/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Cars

Oregonians Can Now Get Sexy Gray Whales on Their License Plates

Bonus: Funds raised from the new plates will support Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute.

01/31/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Travel

Reno Is Base Camp for Cheap Buffets, Blackjack, and Burning Man

The gritty glitz of a Nevada outlier is suddenly hip.

01/29/2019 By Arlo Voorhees

Wildlife

Does Oregon Have a Cougar Problem?

A hiker’s death on Mount Hood could have implications for public safety and Oregon’s wildlife policies.

01/29/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Style Spotlight

Goodbye, Beefeaters! The Heathman Hotel Debuts Dapper New Uniforms

Portland's Wildwood & Company designed slick new ensembles for the iconic hotel's doormen. And they look good.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Airline News

Sun Country Airlines to Launch 3 New Direct Flights from PDX

The budget airline's aggressive expansion means Portlanders can soon fly nonstop to Nashville and San Antonio.

01/28/2019 By Wriik Maui

Hotel News

Dozens of Oregon Hotels Offer One-Day-Only Deals to Book Yourself a 2019 Vacation

On January 29—National Plan a Vacation Day—some spots are shaving 20 percent off nights booked later in year.

01/21/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Music

Pickathon Announces 2019 Lineup

Khruangbin, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Mandolin Orange are headed to Happy Valley this summer.

01/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson