The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Suttle Lodge: Fine Dining Tucked Away in Central Oregon Mountains

By luring the region’s best chefs, remote Suttle Lodge has turned a quiet corner of the Deschutes National Forest into a cozy getaway for the food minded.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

The Truffle Shuffle

Do Some Serious Gourmet Mushroom Hunting in Eugene

How to search for—and eat—the best of Pacific Northwest mushrooms and truffles.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Road Trip

13 New Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Portland

It’s been a long time since Portland was defined by double-­decker fixie bikes and put-a-bird-on-it jokes. From breweries to bridges, here's what to see in the city next door—from a 15-year Portland veteran.

11/01/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Hiking Help

5 Hikes That Don't Require Four-Wheel Drive or Chains

Don't get stuck. Hike safely by heading to an island, the Olympic Peninsula, or the Columbia River.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo


Where to Find Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest

If you're going to catch a Sasquatch, you have to know where to look.

06/28/2016 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Hook, Line, and Stanza: Astoria's Fisher Poets

Roses are red, violets are blue. Fishermen love poetry, and Astoria’s FisherPoets Gathering does too.

01/25/2016 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Spring Weekend Trips and Getaways

Get outside for Shakespeare, a whitewater rafting festival, or the wildest parade this side of the Cascades.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

A Hot Springs Tour Through Central Oregon

Explore five geothermally heated springs that dot our neighboring state.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

The McMenamin Experience

Two Portland brothers turned an affection for pubs into a sprawling hospitality empire. Plus: our favorite McMenamin hotels.

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams