Moon Maine

Award-winning writer and Maine native Hilary Nangle provides an insider’s view of the Pine Tree State, from the “in” restaurants and grills of Portland to the historic towns and villages of the Acadia Region. Nangle is the perfect tour guide, providing travelers with unique itineraries like Microbrews of Maine. Packed with information on dining, transportation, […]

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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.

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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.

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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 Pacific Northwest Fishing

Pacific Northwest locals Terry Rudnick and Craig Schuhmann guide novice and experienced anglers alike to the finest fishing waters in the region, from Conconully Lake in Northeastern Washington to the Oregon Coast’s Chetco River. Rudnick and Schuhmann offer thorough coverage of the lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and coasts they know best in this guide, supplying expert […]

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Moon Oregon Fishing

Lifelong angler and Oregon resident Craig Schuhmann offers thorough coverage of fishing spots all over the state, from the waters of the Columbia River Gorge to the lakes of the Cascades. Schuhmann supplies fishermen with accurate, knowledgeable information on special regulations, appropriate fishing times, the best fishing attire, and when to use which baits and […]

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US Pride Events 2011

Pride parades and events celebrating queer life have sprung up all over the country, spreading joy and love across the land. Most pride events occur annually in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the modern LGBT rights movement, though it is possible to find pride events throughout the summer months and even into October.

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Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking

Outdoorsmen Sean Patrick Hill and Scott Leonard know the best hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Coast, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River Gorge. Hill and Leonard provide easy-to-follow maps, driving directions, as well as difficulty and scenic ratings for each hiking trail. Complete with details on what to pack and wear […]