Seasonal Features Spring

The brisk air has the spirit of spring surging through our hearts and minds. It’s time to get moving and get on with your next adventure. And boy, do we have plenty of ideas for discovering something unexpected this season.
Discover almost-secret waterfalls, float down a lesser-known wilderness river, or meet makers crafting everything from surfboards to straight razors. And bring home local culinary delights that’ll keep.
  1. A Local’s Guide to Pride in Oregon

    Portland and other communities around the state celebrate diversity and honor the queer liberation movement's progress.

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    A Rare Trip Down the Owyhee River

    This remote Wild and Scenic River is a drifter’s wonderland — for a few short weeks.

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    A Hub for Makers

    Tour ADX, a collaborative space at the center of Portland’s maker movement.

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    Shaping Surfboards With a Sense of Place

    Avid surfer Jason Tilley handcrafts custom surfboards inspired by Oregon’s Southern Coast.

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    Farm to Pantry

    Bring home culinary delights from Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 72 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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    Fly-Fishing and Road Biking in Maupin

    written by Laura Crawford and Russ Roca on February 21st, 2017

    Every spring we plan a trip around the emergence of a 3-inch insect that flops clumsily in the sky like a small bird. It is the famed salmonfly hatch, and it’s the reason we first started visiting the small Central Oregon town of Maupin, located…

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    Willamette Valley by Train

    written by Chad Walsh on February 21st, 2017

    For seven years my girlfriend lived in Salem. In all that time, she never really explored wine country, even though she was smack in the middle of the Willamette Valley. Similarly, in her two decades of living in the United States, she’s never…

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    How to Spend a Weekend in St. Johns

    written by Danielle Centoni on February 21st, 2017

    Way up in North Portland, where the Willamette and Columbia rivers converge, sits a bastion of old-school cool. It’s a place where decades-old dive bars coexist with artists’ boutiques, where longshoremen from the nearby port sit side by side…

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    Spring Break RV-ing on the South Coast

    written by Robbie McClaran on February 21st, 2017

    Lydia broke out her map collection, and we began perusing the state for a spot we hadn’t explored. We quickly realized we’d never ventured to Oregon’s South Coast together, which is surprising, since it has all the trappings of a classic…

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    Spring Wildflowers of the Gorge

    written by Ruth Berkowitz on April 21st, 2016

    Last Saturday morning as I drove pastMultnomah Falls, theparking lot was saturated with cars and the orange gate prohibited more vehicles from entering. Although the mighty MultnomahFalls is impressive, I wanted to scream out, “Drive…

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    The end of March and first half of April are best for cherry blossoms in Portland.

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