Adventures in Rockhounding

Grab the shovels, picks, gloves and whatever other digging tools you have at home for a rockhounding adventure in Central Oregon. A map at...

Wilderness at Your Doorstep: Public-Use Cabins, Alaska

With 663,000 square miles of unique landscape available for exploration, it’s no wonder Alaska attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. While about...

Day Trip the Carbon River Corridor

The newly designated Carbon River Corridor—18 miles of State Route 165 from the town of Buckley to the Carbon River Entrance of Mt. Rainier...

A Hidden Preserve: West Linn, OR

You won’t just stumble upon Camassia Natural Area. You need to know the way. Tucked between two neighborhoods, a high school and Interstate 205,...

Sage Lodge: Paradise Valley

As I drive through the golden hills of the Paradise Valley toward Sage Lodge, situated between Bozeman, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park’s northwest entrance,...

City of Destiny: Tacoma Museum Weekend

A cultural hub, historic downtown Tacoma is packed with art and museums. Take a weekend to tour Tacoma’s Museum District to glimpse the past,...

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Small City, BIG Tastes: Ashland, Oregon

When summer rolls around in Ashland, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is in full swing. The gorgeous Lithia Park trail is busy with people out...

Washington’s (Unofficial) Bread Trail

Washington is at the Epicenter of a national craftgrains movement. Farmers are learning that grains, like wine, have distinctive terroir. Researchers at Washington State...

Penn Cove Mussels Nourished by Nature

At the Foot of Mount Baker, fed by the mineral rich waters of the Skagit River, Penn Cove lies in the protective rain shadow...

Tea Time at Lan Su Chinese Garden

The structure itself, and even its name, The Teahouse at the Tower of Cosmic Reflections, evokes calm and seems to suggest that I gather...

Northwest Single Malt Whiskeys

I recently heard a bad joke that began, “Hey Peat, I want to introduce you to Malt. She’s single...” Malt whispers, “He’s smokin’ hot.”...

Take a Gold-Medal Brewcation

DO YOU POSSESS A DISCERNING PALATE that craves the complexities and nuanced flavors of fine craft beer? A big slice of the Northwest population...