Discover things to do in and around Portland, from visiting natural wonders like Mt. Hood to exploring the tasty restaurants and breweries, urban attractions and activities, and hip hotels and neighborhoods of Oregon's City of Roses.

Portland's Bagdad Theater & Pub interior during movie screening

Favorite Classic Movie Theaters in the West

These old-school venues channel vintage Hollywood with glorious architecture and ice-cold cocktails.
highway 1 running alongside a beach near Half Moon Bay, California

Scenic Coastal Drives from Destination Cities

Leave the city behind for a day of natural beauty and scenic splendor.
The Eagle in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Washington

Free Things to Do Throughout the West

Experience your favorite cities without busting your budget.
Platter of tacos with salsa at Tacolicious in California

Top Tacos in the West

When your taco craving strikes, satisfy with one of these best bites.
Mount Hood looms over Hood River at dusk.

A Weekend in Hood River, Oregon

In spring, this town on the Columbia makes a great base for farm tours and wildflower walks.
A person browses the shelves at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, Oregon.

Portland's Beloved Powell’s Bookstore

The iconic Oregon bookstore turns 50 this year.
Golden sunlight illuminates the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Tualatin Valley, Oregon Weekend Trip

Fall in this fertile basin boasts fruitful farmers’ markets, sightings of migrating geese, and a pumpkin regatta.
A tablecloth covers a picnic table at Montara State Beach.

Favorite Places to Picnic in the West

Big views, stunning sunsets, and spontaneous live music? Alfresco dining never tasted so good.
a selection of poke bowls from Paddles Up Poké in Boise

Top Places for Poke

The Hawaiian classic has taken the mainland by storm.
Petunia the pig greets visitors at Rosse Posse Acres in Molalla, Oregon

Oregon's Summer Bounty: Molalla Country Farm Loop

Eat delectable berries, pick flowers, and meet baby alpacas, too.
hiker takes in view of Sahalie Falls from moss-covered rock, near Sisters, Oregon

Wondrous Waterfalls for Spring

This spring, revel in the roar, the spray, and the awe-inspiring power.
St. Patricks Day parade in Butte, MT

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

If corned beef isn’t your jam, the West delivers other ways to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day fun.
Liberty Lake surrounded by green, leafy trees under blue, partly cloudy sky at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, picture

The West's Best City Parks

Step into nature and let the kids explore at one of these great urban parks around the West.
Visitors explore the International Rose Test Garden on a sunny day.

Guide to Washington Park in Portland

The park is home to magnificent creatures, gracious gardens, and the Rose City's celebrity flower.
picture of the Cajun Crawl Combo with mussels, corn, potatoes, crawfish, and shrimp at alaMar in Oakland.

5 Eateries to Celebrate Black History Month

For Black History Month—and all year long—dig into these popular restaurants in the West.