Moon Washington Camping

Top-selling outdoors writer Tom Stienstra covers the best camping in Washington state, including notable campsites around the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Rainier, the San Juan Islands, and Olympic National Park. Stienstra provides easy-to-follow maps with driving directions to each campground, along with camping options ranging from secluded alpine hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers. Complete with […]

Moon Oregon Camping

Top-selling outdoors writer Tom Stienstra covers the adventures of camping in Oregon, including notable campsites along the Oregon Coast, Portland and the Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, as well as the Southern Cascades. Stienstra provides easy-to-follow maps with driving directions to each campground, along with camping options from secluded alpine hike-ins […]

10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

Seattle Day Hike: Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

The Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River is a fantastic trail close to the Seattle area. Accessible year-round and easy to navigate, this family-friendly hike through lush forest has a little bit of everything.

Seattle Day Hike: Cedar Lake

The Chuckanut Mountains are best known for the colorful drive along Puget Sound during the fall. Open for hiking year-round, Cedar Lake is one of the mountain’s best lakes, a small, quiet swimming hole on the mountain’s northeastern end. Author Scott Leonard shares information about the length of the hike, the optional climb to view Puget Sound, and more.

The McMenamins Brewpub Empire

If you’re looking for an interesting place to get a beer in Portland, you should definitely check out at least one McMenamins brewpub. The McMenamins are in fact brothers Brian and Mike, who are equally devoted to brewing quality beer, designing fun spaces to drink it in, and preserving distinctive buildings. Here are some of their coolest locations in Portland.

Portland for the Pint-Sized

Portlanders are known for keeping their kids in tow instead of opting for nannies or babysitters. It’s no surprise then that the city offers numerous places that appeal both to the young and the young-at-heart. From the Oregon Zoo to Oaks Amusement Park, here are some great family-friendly activities.

Moon Portland

Longtime resident Oregonian Hollyanna McCollom covers the best of the Portland area—including the Cultural District, the Alphabet District, and Alberta Street. McCollom provides a variety of travel strategies, such as The Best of Portland, Pint-sized P-Town, and Rainy Day Portland. McCollom covers the most popular sights: Ankeny Square, Skidmore Fountain, Union Station, and the Alberta […]