The Boot Bus

Our picks for Portland-area hiking trails accessible by public transit.

Culture Features
You don’t need a car to go hiking around Portland. Thanks to the region’s robust public transit system, it’s totally possible to spend every weekend in the woods without even getting a driver��   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE

Brews Made for Walking

Six urban hikes and where to get beer, post-trail.

Summer Guide
The Gorge gets all the glory. Mount Hood steals all the cover shots. It’s normal to covet what’s far away, so when summer hits, you hit the highway. But there are plenty of surprisingly beautiful    More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ANDI PREWITT

Beer 2.0: Ultralight Trail Beers Now on Vancouver Shelves

A six-pack of brew concentrates from Pat's Backcountry weighs about as much as a single bottle

pats backcountry - trail beer

Food & Drink
Even the most dedicated beer geeks usually give up their beverage of choice when backpacking.After a long day on the trail, a beer might be no. 2 on your list of most desired consumables (we agree pizza is no. 1, yes?) but stuffing a six-pack in your backpack makes very little sense when whiskey weighs approximately one tenth as much, doesn't need to be cold to be tasty, and can be transferred ...   More
Sunday, June 15, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Summer Guide 2012: Baby, it’s a Wild Wood

Hike until you’re hurting on one Portland trail.

Featured Stories
Forest Park is only eight miles long—it’s about the same size in area as Nauru, the world’s smallest island nation—but walking from one end to another will take you 12 hours. The Wildwood    More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Diary of An Immigrant: If The Mountain Won't Come To Mohammad... (Give Him $2 For A Ticket On The 15 Bus To Mount Tabor City Park)

WW Presents Week Two of our Australian music intern's diary of moving to Portland. Dear Portland: I have visited one of your mountains. You may now exhale. I know you've all been waiting for this moment. When driving over one of the bridges into town from the airport on the day I arrived here, the local friend who picked my partner and me up suddenly exclaimed, “Oh quick, ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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