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City of Spectacles

Infused with millions of dollars, Seattle’s reinvigorated arts scene gives visitors a whole new perspective.

05/19/2009 By Jessica C. Voelker

Beyond the Bridges

Forget Paris

A weekend escape with your honey is just a short road trip away.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Beyond the Bridges

Mission Statement

Classy and cool, Santa Barbara looks like Southern California but feels a lot like home (without the rain).

05/19/2009 By Claire Martin

Article

Peak Conditions

I had my choice of 600 miles of trails that crisscross through the Eagle Cap Wilderness (which makes up the heart of the Wallowas), and I took the steep climb to Aneroid Lake, a spectacular alpine pool that sits at 7,500 feet. I can peer down on Wallo

05/19/2009 By Megan McMorris

Article

Raging Beauty

Sure, Oregon has the most wild and scenic rivers in the country. But we want another one.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Beyond the Bridges

Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Beyond the Bridges

Beyond Manhattan

Looking for the authentic New York City? Then get thee to Brooklyn, where neighborhoods in transition are defining the Big Apple’s future.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Boom Town

Say so long to Las Vegas’s Disney past. (Yes!) The era of decadence is in full swing.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Cycling

Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

Dune Rider

King of the Hill

A board-sports fanatic adds yet another plank to his quiver in order to tackle an unlikely element: sand.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Fishing

Bounty Hunters

Tired of your 9-to-5 gig? The Columbia River is teeming with cash—if you catch the right fish.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Article

High Lonesome

Wild mustangs, secret hot springs and a mountain that rises from the desert floor: Welcome to Harney County, USA.

05/19/2009 By Tim Neville

Route Doubt

Money Cycle

How can a half-mile bike trail cost $750,000?

05/19/2009 By Hannah Feldman

Stroll

Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Pacific Ring of Fire

The Danger Zone

Ever wondered whether you could outrun the lava if Mount Hood blew its lid? We have.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Treasure

Booty Call

Mount Hood’s disappearing snow reveals a trove of lost goodies. Cell phone, anyone?

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Mudroom

Five Reasons: Why Portland Kicks Seattle’s Ass

After _Seattle_ magazine printed the reasons not to move to Portland, we couldn't help but fight back. Here's why Portland--not Seattle--is the Northwest's best city.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

PLAY

Easy Rider

I swapped out my skis for a powder cruiser.

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo