Oregon

Tips and Articles in Oregon

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the most unusual, the most astounding, the most out-there places to lay your head, we journeyed to...
cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
"It's how many hours?" my mother wants to know when I tell her we'll be taking the train home to California for Christmas. "About thirty-six from Seattle—two days and one night. It'll be great! We'll get to see the entire Pacific Coast." "Well, ...
1. Pronghorn Bend, Oregon Six hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis, the community’s director of development, toils by lamplight with old Pink Floyd albums as bac...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar views for miles, and you’ve got the makings of one perfectly fabulous night. Nothing quite say...
intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
Make like Kerouac with Thomas Cook's On the Road series (Passport Books, $15.95 each). The subjects are popular destinations in the United States and Europe, and every volume offers at least 30 itineraries. Information on sightseeing, restauran...
To get a sense of the vaunted "livability" of Portland, Oregon, you can visit the city's west side, with its flourishing downtown and leafy Park Blocks, its lovely Rose Garden and festive Saturday Market. But while Portlanders use the west side, t...
"I've spent three years retracing every step of Lewis and Clark's journey, from St. Louis to Astoria, Oregon, for a documentary about the explorers. In Monowi, the smallest town in Nebraska, Lewis and Clark with their expedition of four dozen sp...
The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South Africa's new Makweti Safari Lodge. Owners Dawn and Alan Kisner originally built Makweti as a vac...
Until recently, the Portland, Oregon, neighborhood of Lower Burnside was best known as an after-hours hangout for unsavory types. In the past few months, however, the strip—concentrated between Northeast Grand Avenue and Sandy Boulevard—has been b...
You can't miss the place—just look for the jumping-trout neon sign out front. The Weasku Inn has been asking in fishermen and others in search of woodland anonymity since 1924. Herbert Hoover cast his line here, at the Weasku's pot-o'-gold fishing...
In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a new home of crime in America, a new home of disease, bribery, corruption, crookedness, rape, w...
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH The trail: Fairyland Loop. Known for: Unparalleled views of hoodoos—brightly colored stone spires and pinnacles jutting upward like a throng of Giacometti sculptures—from the trail. Trip tip: Off the beaten path, t...