Travel and Outdoors

Let this essential element of the Gregorian calendar inspire you to reach new heights.
Learn something new about the beauty in your backyard.
It may be the dormant season for most growing things, but it’s the perfect time to plan ahead — spring will be here before you know it.
This season fans can take public transportation for no added cost to watch games at Providence Park.
Accessibility improvements were funded by $1 million in parks system development charges include.
Historic gardens and towering skyscrapers fit together in the Jiangsu province’s most populous city.
The design features sprigs of evergreen trees that are native to Oregon, plus messaging in support of The Nature Conservancy.
Fall in love all over again with the state known for being an absolute stunner.
Eliza Nelson, founder and director of the Oregon Maple Project, sheds light on the practice of bigleaf maple “sugaring.”
There are several steps to take in order to become a responsible hobbyist pilot.
A landslide took out the only road leading to and from the observatory in May 2023.
The group’s former namesake was an American naturalist and slave owner.
Metro will put a new 15 year, $380 million bond in front of voters this May.
Each year, the event builds community and adds some sparkle to the dark winter months with illuminating art installations across the city.
Upgrades to the 16-acre site in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood include a new playground and wildlife viewing spots.
Hikers, bikers, and horse riders can all enjoy this 21-mile path that winds its way along a former railroad bed through the scenic forested foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.
Set your sights on Hokkaido’s capital, which has rich sporting history and ramen culture, plus reasons to visit during all four seasons.
No layovers and low fares make for the start of a stress-free vacation.
The second annual series raises awareness about farmed sea vegetables through culinary experiences.
Sometimes a change of scenery is a must.
Indulge in curated experiences centered around the flavorsome fungi this Feburary through March in Newberg and Dundee.
Portland Parks & Recreation will prioritize in-person reservations on Monday, Jan. 8, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Average daily walking trips dropped by 36% in the US between 2019 and 2022 — see how Portland compares.
Have friends or family in town this year? We’re here to help plan their visit.
The annual event helps the nonprofit monitor urban bird populations in Portland.
Unique wooden shrines, sweeping vistas, and tranquil forest paths blend into this gentle hike that benefits the mind and body.
Trained volunteers will be stationed at 15 sites to help visitors spot whales from Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 31.
Homer has quite the tale to tell.
Fresh is best if you want your home to smell like a forest.
Prepare for winter weather with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.
Get to know the Rose City’s distant relatives.
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