Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Ashland’s New Act

Something’s afoot in Ashland, and it isn’t just the Shakespeare Festival. Explore the city’s latest renaissance.

06/15/2012 By Kasey Cordell

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Top Coed Trail Shoes

Sturdy and stylish boots that work for guys and gals.

06/15/2012 By Kasey Cordell

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Top Men’s Trail Shoes

OK men, let's make tracks in these top-notch boots.

06/15/2012 By Kasey Cordell

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Top Women’s Trail Shoes

Traversing the trails requires some serious footwear. Here are our picks for the ladies!

06/15/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Walk This Way

Portland’s Top Trail Shoes

To help you decide what to wear on your in-town hikes, we put some of Portland’s top footwear companies’ trail shoes to the test. The result? Eleven hiker-approved kicks.

06/15/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Happenings

June Weekend Events

We survey what’s happening this weekend besides the Rose Festival. Plus: New exhibits, golf courses, and PDX flights.

06/06/2012

Deals

June Travel Deals

Cheap eats, 20 percent discounts at the U.S. Outdoor Store, and free entry to national parks!

06/06/2012

BEST GUESTHOUSES PDX #2

Mississippi's Secret Pocket House

Mississippi's two-year-old Pocket House hosts something for everyone, including Fido.

06/05/2012

Brand Spankin' New

Baker City Gets a New Brew Pub

After a year of waiting for the ink to dry on city permits, Bull Ridge Brew Pub finally gets the green light to release its house-brewed beers.

06/04/2012

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Wineries Worth Visiting in the Columbia River Gorge

A panoramic view is even better with a fine wine to accompany it.

05/25/2012 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Ramona DeNies

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Gorge Futures

What does the future hold for the Gorge? We offer some unlikely scenarios.

05/25/2012

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Where to Stay in the Columbia River Gorge

Adventure begins (and ends) at these hotels, inns, and B&Bs.

05/25/2012 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Ramona DeNies

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

How’d the Gorge Get There?

We chart the geologic evolution of the Columbia River Gorge. This may take a while.

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Kite Rider

A local daredevil shines the spotlight on kitesurfing and watches the sport take off.

05/25/2012 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Adventure in the Gorge

If you're going to take advantage of the myriad Gorge adventures, a class or two can only enhance your enjoyment.

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Where to Eat in the Columbia River Gorge

Rest assured that beer, burgers, coffee, and pizza are readily available to hungry Gorge explorers.

05/25/2012 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Ramona DeNies

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Wildflowers and Waterfalls in the Gorge

The transcendant beauty on displaying in the Gorge is both growing and flowing.

05/25/2012 By Kate Bryant

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Maryhill Museum Expansion

The Maryhill Museum now has plenty of room for both its famed Rodin collection and a gorgeous new outdoor pavillion.

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Where to Hike in the Columbia River Gorge

The less-traveled path often yields the most spectacular vistas.

05/25/2012 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Ramona DeNies