Cannon Beach is the most appealing of Oregon's many coastal towns, in part because it is the closest to Portland. A mere hour and a half away (compared to...more
Portland has long been known for its microbrew and wine scenes. But the latest local boozing trend is small-batch distilleries, tiny D.I.Y. outfits cooking up...more
At 5,000 acres, it's the country's largest urban wilderness. What that means for you is that a taste of the Pacific Northwest's gorgeous natural scenery is just...more
Not so long ago, Hood River was just another rustic waterside town tucked along the edge of the Columbia Gorge. Then, in the 1980s, it became known as the...more
This is Portland's playground. Mount Hood, located roughly an hour and a half from Portland, encompasses a vast and varied terrain that supports a dizzying...more
When the Museum of Contemporary Craft reopened in an expanded location in the summer of 2007, it threw a huge block party with local microbrews, gelato, live...more
Not so long ago, the Pearl District was just a bunch of warehouses. Gradually, a few galleries moved in, some lofts were converted to live-work spaces, some...more
The Portland Art Museum completed a massive expansion in 2005. As a result, the museum is now in a position to host major traveling exhibits, which has...more
With 37,000 acres of metro-area green space, the City of Roses offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to natural diversions. Start in Washington Park,...more
Oregon has been growing grapes for decades, but it has only recently begun to get the sort of recognition it so richly deserves. As a result of its slow rise to...more
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