Get Outdoors

Locals to Know: Alex Gamboa Grand

Sustainability is top of mind for many Oregonians these days, especially today’s Local to Know. She’s the co-founder of low-waste shop Way of Being and actually appreciates our sometimes-gloomy weather — as she puts it, it keeps us from taking the nice days for granted! She also brings the vision of ​​protecting the environment and uplifting her surrounding community […]

/ June 14, 2022


Dungeness Crab – the season is now

Dungeness Crab – the season is now Why November? Because the crabs have stopped molting and it is right before the commercial crabbing season begins. Plus, who doesn’t like a little Dungeness Crab at the Thanksgiving table?! So we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about crabbing for Dungeness Crabs in Portland. […]

/ November 22, 2021


Bioluminescent Nights in the Hood Canal

A glowing view from a NASA satellite of the peak plankton bloom in 2017. (📸: NASA) TRY THIS: You don’t have to travel halfway across the world to see the extraordinary phenomenon of bioluminescence. Adventurers of the Pacific Northwest are in luck. You can grab a kayak and enjoy the shimmering sea in your very […]

/ June 5, 2021


Destination Spotlight: Camping Ideas Near Hood Canal

The trails and campsites near Hood Canal are waiting for you. (📸: Ratha Grimes) THE DESTINATION: Nestled between Puget Sound and the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal provides a way for visitors to get in touch with nature. And the towns and villages that dot the 101 along the shoreline offer plenty of […]

/ May 24, 2021


How to Train for a Marathon: Portland Edition

We reached out to Eric Dettman, who teaches coaches cross country and track & field at Lincoln High School, for advice on how to prepare for a marathon. Here’s what Eric told us: What’s your favorite trail or running route in Portland? The Leif Erickson Trail in Forest Park for a long run or The Fairmont […]

/ March 1, 2021


The Inclusive “Living Room” for East Portlanders

Gateway Discovery Park celebrated its grand opening almost exactly a year ago, making it only the second park in Portland that’s accessible to kiddos of all physical abilities. Portland Parks & Recreation calls it a “living room” that serves the Gateway district and surrounding neighborhoods. Before its construction, nearly 1,000 new households lacked access to […]

/ August 5, 2019


6 can’t-miss adventures in Hood Canal

The view from Mt. Walker. (📸: Nicole Atkins) Hood Canal is a special place. As a glacier-formed fjord that’s bursting with Instagram-worthy wildlife, endless recreation, and unbeatable scenery, it’s prime destination for locals to get outside in the summer. Here are six adventures to experience in the Hood Canal: Hike to the top of the […]

/ June 11, 2019


Try this: Oysters on the beach, in the mail, or at a restaurant

Oysters galore in Hood Canal. (📸: Mark Smith) TRY THIS: Growing in the wild and on farms, oysters are another draw for people to visit the Hood Canal area in the PNW. Festivals – OysterFest and Oyster Rama – celebrate the local delicacy, but there’s no need to wait to take a drive out to […]

/ June 6, 2019