Moon Pacific Northwest Camping

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

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 […]

Moon Coastal Oregon

Outdoor enthusiasts W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell share their extensive knowledge of coastal Oregon, from the best places to grab a seaside snack to the most scenic hikes along the Coastal Trail. McRae and Jewell also outline a variety of suggested travel strategies, including Riding the Pacific Waves, Foraging the Coast, and Coastal Road […]

In the zoo after dark, colored lights make up animal shapes like a hippo and crocodiles.

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.

View of the San Juan Islands across the water with large rocks and pine trees in the foreground.

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.

A beautiful chandelier made of colored glass in floral patterns holds candle shaped lights.

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.