Bus to the Beach — Best Swimming Spots via Transit

Bus to the Beach — Best Swimming Spots via Transit

The Willamette River has a bit of a reputation for being, well, not the cleanest. And in years past, it deserved it — the sewer system used to overflow on average 50 times a year (yikes). So in 2011, the city spent a whole bunch of money on the Big Pipe Project to fix...
A Spring Break from Screens: 21 Kid-Friendly Ideas Around Portland

A Spring Break from Screens: 21 Kid-Friendly Ideas Around Portland

Spring has enthusiastically sprung, and now your kids are out of school for an entire week.  If cabin fever is setting in early, or you need to peel your kids away from their devices, here are 21 local adventures sure to keep them entertained. Since nobody — kids...
You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive)

You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive)

Some of these installations are “kinetic fire sculptures”. Which is to say, there are giant sculptures that shoot fire. You can enjoy them as art, or you can enjoy them as metal structures with flamethrowers that make your face all toasty. Can the Mona Lisa do that?...
Peacock Lane Travel Game Plan

Peacock Lane Travel Game Plan

Holiday season is here, which means the popular Peacock Lane Christmas displays are back. Increasingly, the only thing more impressive than the lights are the traffic backups. This is especially true during the times when Peacock Lane is pedestrian-only (December...
How to Get to ZooLights

How to Get to ZooLights

ZooLights, Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, attracts crowds in the thousands every night. and there’s simply no way Washington Park’s parking lots can fit that many cars. And if you’re planning to visit on a weekend, you’re not likely to find a spot without...

33 Things to Do With Your Kids Around Portland This Spring Break

At long last, spring is here. Along with the booming trees and flowers, longer days and warmer weather, every child is on spring break. If this vacation will be a staycation, you don’t need to stay cooped up all week. We’ve compiled a list of 33 diverse adventures to...