Explore Oregon Wines
We spoke to people all over the state to get the buzz on the industry, parsed out by major growing regions.
Here are some recommended Willamette Valley pit stops with phenomenal food to help soak up some of that vino.
Pop the cork and look to these wineries for the latest and greatest sparkling wines.
This weekend, Brad Ford and the crew at Illahe Vineyards embark on an old-world journey, via a mule-drawn stagecoach, a canoe and a bike messenger.
When you think of wine tasting, you might picture sitting in Adirondack chairs and looking out over a lush valley, drinking the product of rolling vineyards a few yards away. Sometimes, however, you just need a good glass of wine within city limits.
Is it a brilliant invention for the outdoorsy Oregon oenophile, or does it mark a hipster demise of otherwise respectable wines? Pop the tab and decide for yourself.
Celebrating 100 years of National parks
On its centennial birthday, the National Park Service offers a good way for adventurers in the Pacific Northwest to explore.
written by Dom Sinacola | photo by Shauna Intelisano Natasha Kmeto pictured here at the Holocene in Portland after a sound check and before …
written by Lindsay McWilliams | featured photo by Ben McBee Topo, a fifty-year-old male chimp, wails and hoo-hoo-hoo-HAAAAHAAAAHs, banging repea…
We're proud to present our first reader's gallery featuring Stefani Brown of Albany. You'll find her on Instagram as @pnw.wonderness. If you'd like to …
Hiking, biking, paddling and stargazing during a weekend at Waldo Lake.
Along the Columbia River Highway and perched on Crown Point overlooking the river, the Vista House looks a bit out-of-place.
vivian staender and the pioneers of climbing
How Smith Rock State Park became the birthplace of sport climbing and countless legends of the wall.
Don’t call it jumping out of a plane.
Evan Soto is one of the thousands of wildland firefighters who protect our forests in Oregon each summer.
Professional triathlete Linsey Corbin on what keeps her going.
Food & Drink
written by Julie Lee | photos courtesy of La Magie Bakery and Cafe The inviti…
Nothing beats a sweet treat in summer heat, especially when enjoyed in the snappy, salty Oregon Coastal air.
While Portland is often seen as Oregon’s food hub, a growing number of restaurants in Salem are quietly and quickly sh...
The rhizome of mint freshens Oregon soil and palates.
Home & Garden
written by Tricia Louvar | photos by Eugene Pavlov “I wouldn’t stand there,” said Matt Morris, apiarist, bee educator a…
Art & Culture
Hector H. Hernández is an artist with a complicated canvas.
Brothers Jacob and Arnold Pander know ink, film and visual storytelling, intimately.
When teenage Arvie Smith walked into the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, he couldn’t get past the receptionist.
In the foothills of the Steens Mountain and minutes away from the playa of the Alvord Desert, John Simpkins paints in a one-room schoolhouse in the ghost town of Andrews.
A tall charcoal drawing hangs prominently in the dining room of Analee Fuentes’ Coburg home.
The blue-grey cityscape marked by tilted squares of sunlight and scarlet umbrellas does not exist, but Joachim McMillan will take you there nonetheless. He will introduce you to a thousand dancing women he has never met and take you out to sea on a sailboat he has never sailed.