Fitness: Ride On

This Group Aims to Get More Women of Color on Bikes

Molly Sugar, founder of Friends on Bikes, talks bike camping, spandex, and doughnuts.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Surf's Up

Why Surfing the Oregon Coast Is So Addictive

Alex Morris, a longtime surfer and owner of Portland's Cosube surf shop, breaks it down.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Travel

Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico City

What's fueling the capital's recovery from the 2017 earthquake? Fortitude, fine art, and street food.

12/28/2017 By Nicholas Gilman

Sustainability

This Portland Start-Up Makes a More Sustainable Port-a-Potty

Nature Commode: flush with success.

12/28/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Camping

You Want to Book This New Oregon Forest Service Cabin Now

Terry Musgrave has photographed more than 70 Pacific Northwest cabins. Fremont Point, in rural Lake County, is one of his favorites.

12/28/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Travel Journal

Here Are the 10 Best Trips We Took in 2017

From high desert landscapes to high design in Honolulu, this past year of travel stole our hearts.

12/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Pet Health

This Mobile Vet Clinic Will Serve Portland-Area Pets in Need

Starting in 2018, Pongo One will provide critical medical care to pets owned by vulnerable populations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

12/20/2017 By Anya Rehon

Signs & Portents

Vast Murders of Crows Are Routinely Swarming above Downtown Portland

Surely it means nothing. Nothing.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Gastrotourism

Olympia's South Sound Coffee Trail Launches with 3 Local Roasters

Washington's capital aims to entice I-5 travelers to stop and smell the single origin.

12/12/2017 By Kayla Brock

Hotels

Skamania Lodge Just Added New Luxury Tree Houses

Ditch the grand lodge for a forested aerie in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

12/12/2017 By Anya Rehon

Holidays

America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Hotel News

Pacific City's Newest Hotel Will Have a Luxury Spa and On-Site 'Adventure Coach'

The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, the latest venture from the owners of neighboring Pelican Brewery, is scheduled to open January 19.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Style Spotlight

Get a Replica Star Wars Jacket to Look Like Luke, Leia, or Han

You, too, can rock the fashions of the remote ice planet Hoth. Watch out for Imperial probe droids!

12/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fun With Firs

9 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms within 90 Minutes of Portland

Your perfect holiday conifer quest comes with a hayride/reindeer/artificial snow/chili cheese nachos? We got you.

11/27/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Unnatural Treasure

The Columbia River Gorge Burned. We Could Make That a Good Thing.

A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.

11/20/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Amy Martin

Mountain Time

Beyond the Cascades: 3 Rocky Mountain Ski Towns to Explore

Find some of the West’s best snow (and off-slope toasts) in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.

11/20/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Mountain Time: Aspen

4 Ski Areas and Countless Cultural Riches: Get on the A-List in Aspen

All this is yours—for a price.

11/20/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Mountain Time: Park City

For Portlanders, Utah's 'Silicon Slopes' Are Just a Quick Flight Away

Backcountry skiing, bobsledding, and (yes) booze add to Park City’s downhill appeal.

11/20/2017 By Melissa Fields