Feature

Lore of the Mountain

Since 1896, more than 130 people have died in the process of summiting Mt. Hood. Still, more than 10,000 people attempt the feat each year. Here are five of the most unforgettable stories from Hood's peaks.

11/10/2009 With Brian Barker By Ivan Miller

Appendix

Parlez-Vous Bro?

Your guide to snow slang for those upcoming days on the mountain.

11/09/2009 With Brian Barker

Feature

Mt. Hood

As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.

11/09/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Christopher Van Tilburg, Rachel Ritchie, and Kelly O'Connor Edited by Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

Sayulita Is Mexico's Hush-Hush Resort Town. Get There Before the Word Gets Out.

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

EXPLORE HIDDEN OREGON: AN APPENDIX

6 of Oregon's Most Curious Tourist Traps

A staple of any long car ride is the tourist trap. Here's our guide to some of Oregon's most curious ones.

09/18/2009

Web Exclusive

Set Out for the South

Portland Monthly editor Rachel Ritchie shares pictures from her getaway adventure into Southeast Oregon.

09/11/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Web Exclusive

Experience the East

Portland Monthly editor Kasey Cordell takes us with her through Eastern Oregon.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Web Exclusive

Going Coastal

Portland Monthly Editor Brian Barker shares his pictures from his tour of Southern Oregon, and up Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast.

09/11/2009 Photography by Brian Barker

FALL TRAVEL

Explore Hidden Oregon

From the sprawling emptiness of southeastern Oregon to the rough tranquility of the Oregon Coast, the state is ripe for exploring. No matter where you're going to, there are some lesser-known gems that can't be missed. We've found 30 such adventures.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Randy Gragg, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

Perfect Pairing

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

08/17/2009 By Randy Gragg

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