The Fremont is an arch framed bridge crossing the Willamette.

PNW Road Trip: Driving from Portland to Seattle

Seattle is 175 miles north of Portland along I-5, about 2.75 hours without traffic. Being a fairly easy drive, it lends itself well to including both cities on a road trip, and there are plenty of landmarks to keep an eye out for as you travel.

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Moon West Coast RV Camping

Award-winning author Tom Stienstra covers more than 2,000 RV parks and campgrounds throughout Washington, Oregon, and California in Moon West Coast RV Camping. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural springs, or island retreat. Stienstra also […]

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.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Park. Photo © Capricornis/Dreamstime.

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.