The remote Olympic Peninsula features thick rain forest, a wild coast, and gritty towns. Photo © welcomia/123rf.

Road Trip the Pacific Northwest: Where to Go

The Pacific Northwest is a wealth of rugged natural beauty and wonderfully unique cities. You could spend days upon days in any of these cities experiencing a range of strong urban cultures and delicious regional cuisines, and days more exploring their surrounding wildernesses.

"Thor's Well" at Cape Perpetua.

Take a 10-Day Coastal Oregon Road Trip

For many travelers, following the coastal highway U.S. 101 along the rugged Oregon coast is the trip of a lifetime. Twisting roads, slow-moving traffic, and jaw-dropping vistas are sure to slow you down, so start out by planning flexibility into your schedule.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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.

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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.