Why You Should Visit Wildfire-Burned Forests This Summer

Witnessing the destruction and rebound of once-lush forests on a wildflower hike helps put the impact on Oregon forests into perspective.

05/25/2023 By Matt Wastradowski


Looking for Pixieland in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast

Memories and artifacts from the short-lived amusement park, opened in 1969, lurk in antique malls, coastal hotels, and more.

04/06/2023 By Matt Wastradowski


Camping in the Era of Fire Bans

Bans on campfires have changed how we rough it in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Here’s how to have fun in spite of them.

04/04/2023 By Matt Wastradowski

Almost Oregon

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Is an Honorary Part of the Oregon Coast

Seafood restaurants, fresh oysters, a distillery, beach trails, and yurts await just north of Astoria, Oregon.

06/07/2022 By Matt Wastradowski


The Ultimate Guide to the Columbia River Gorge

Waterfalls, hikes, history, breweries, wineries, great food, a historic post office, and views galore

03/17/2022 Edited by Gabriel Granillo By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matt Wastradowski

The Gorgeous Gorge

Pandemic Travel: Researching a Columbia River Gorge Guidebook When the World Is Shut Down

The loneliness of the COVID-era travel writer

02/20/2021 By Matt Wastradowski