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The Insider's Guide to the Columbia River Gorge 2012

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we're betting you're one of them. But how well do you really know our signature la...

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

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The Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we're betting you're one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape?

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Editor’s Note

The Great Attractor

It's not a local secret: Everyone knows that the Gorge is a great place, not only to play, but to work and live.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Parks & Wreck

How John Yeon Shaped the Columbia River Gorge

One visionary Portland architect used bulldozers, Ming china, and political chutzpah to create a stunning personal landscape—and save the Gorge as we know it.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Deals & Happenings

Start of Summer Sales and Celebrations

Sandcastle contests, zipline debuts, massive ski gear discounts and more.


Brand Spankin' New

Tacoma Debuts the Largest Automobile Museum in North America

See more than 300 vintage and luxury cars at Tacoma’s newly minted America’s Car Museum.


Trail of the Month

L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

Mountain bike enthusiasts have a new singletrack trail to cycle through.

05/23/2012 By Brian Barker


Visit Tigard to Earn 20,000 Free Air Miles

Score 20,000 air miles from Spirit Airlines today at Tigard’s Azumano Travel.


Get Out

Mount Hood Gets New Backcountry Cabins

Cascade Huts adds two outposts to its network of backcountry cabins for mountain bikers.



May Weekend Events

A solar eclipse, museum expansion, rodeo, wine tasting, and more


Get Out

Register for Campgrounds Hassle-Free

A new Oregon State Parks web service will notify you when your favorite campground becomes available to reserve.



Ride to Seattle for a Dollar

Heading north? New bus lines, BoltBus, takes Portlanders to Seattle for a buck.


Getaway Guru

New Airport App = Cheap Tickets

Portland International Airport’s PDX Friend Connector uses Facebook and Kayak to help you find the lowest fares to visit friends.


Trail of the Month

Tamanawas Falls

Day trippers will definitely fall for the visual stimuli on this captivating Mt. Hood National Forest hike.

04/27/2012 By Brian Barker


Word on the Street: May 2012

Discount airfare could become a burning sensation.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

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Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker

Get Out

Northwest Glamping

Get your dose of the great outdoors, without giving up your creature comforts at these seven luxury camping spots.



Slide Show: Northwest Glamping


Deals & Happenings

Weekend Plans: Spring Events from Around the Region

Score a deal on a Mount Hood cabin; book tickets to see King Tut, enjoy an inaugural wine country concert, and more!