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

Trail of the Month

Cherry Orchard Trail

A windswept meadow leads to an abandoned cherry orchard

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Mudroom

How To…Pluck A Person Off Mount Hood

The January 17 helicopter rescue of Mount Hood climber Michael Leming certainly wasn’t the first time the National Guard’s 1042nd Medical Company has picked someone off the peak, but it might have been the last—at least for a while. The company and

05/19/2009 By Sam Holder

Article

Fresh Tracks

Ever wonder what Vail looked like before it became Vail? Head to Tamarack, Idaho, a megaresort in the making.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Article

Discovery Channel

Even when viewed from the fourth-floor deck of a behemoth ocean liner, the berg-clogged bays of Alaska’s Inside Passage will cause your jaw to drop.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Article

A Weekend Caper

The beachfront town of Pacific City isn’t all that cute. Yet. And that is precisely its appeal.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

The Joys of Old

To experience the splendor of the Olympic Peninsula, step away from your car and head into the trees.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

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