14 Awesome and Adventurous Things to Do in Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon is a quaint little town nestled in the Columbia River Gorge, just 60 miles east of Portland. It’s a popular place for visitors from out-of-state, as well as Portland locals who want to escape the city and spend the weekend exploring the great outdoors. And it’s impossible not to fall in love…

The 6 Best Hotels in and Around Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon is a darling little town set right on the Columbia River about 60 miles east of Portland. It’s a popular vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, mountain biking, and various watersports. Kitesurfers especially love Hood River due to the perfect windy conditions and sunny skies. If you are planning a…

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon in the Fall/Winter

Portland, Oregon is a quirky city that has gained notoriety over the past few years for being a little “weird”. The pedestrian-friendly downtown area has bigger lanes for bicycles than cars and you’re more likely to eat out of a truck than a restaurant. Portland has the most breweries and independent microbreweries of any city in…

56 Weird & Wonderful Things to do in Portland, Oregon

Portland is really… REALLY weird. We might have stolen the “keep Portland weird” catchphrase from Austin, Texas but I’d argue that if our Unipiper was leading us into a battle over weirdness, we would undoubtedly win. If you’re headed to Portland and want to get a little weird, here are 56 ways to do it….

The 10 Best Unique Hotels in Portland, Oregon

Referred to lovingly as both the “City of Roses” and the “Bridge City”, Portland has a lot of both. Sandwiched between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, visitors will love the waterfront views of historic bridges while wandering along the well-maintained riverwalk. And when you’ve had your fill of city life, head to Washington Park, right…

7 Off-the-Grid Hot Springs in the Western USA

There is nothing quite as enjoyable as relaxing in a bubbling hot natural pool surrounded by wild animals and wilderness. We’ve compiled a list of our 7 favorite hot pools in the Western US that shouldn’t be missed! 

10 Things to do in Portland, Oregon in the Rain

As a Portland, Oregon native, I’ve often joked that the rainy season here stretches from Halloween until the Fourth of July. And it’s not the kind of aggressive but short thunderstorms that you often get in the south. It’s a drizzly, gloomy, unrelenting kind of rain. The kind that is just light enough that you…

The Best of Bend, Oregon: 15 Things You Must Do During Your Visit

Bend is a darling little mountain town nestled at the base of the Cascades, along the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. And with its many rivers, mountains, hiking trails, lakes, and clear, crisp, high desert climate, it is the ideal home for adventure-lovers. It is also home to plenty of craft breweries and restaurants serving…

13 Amazing Hot Springs in the USA

Imagine relaxing in a bubbling hot natural pool, surrounded by lush vegetation, without a single other soul around for miles. The USA is full of these off-the-beaten-path hot springs that are reasonably easy to access and available for anyone to enjoy! We have our personal favorites but we also enlisted the help of a few…