Join us and Popular Mechanics for an all day party of hands-on workshops, interactive experiences and local marketplace shopping.
Photographer, Charlotte Gane, discovers the beauty of winter in the Gorge.
Recently I moved to Portland, Oregon. After a stressful week, I decided to wander the Columbia River Gorge. Sometimes photography can be a distraction that keeps you from being fully present in the moment. It’s a fun challenge for me to try to be fully aware while also capturing images that are in my mind.
Join Nathanael Billings as he takes you on a tour of his favorite spots in Washington's Olympic National Park:
Lately I’ve been finding myself in the mountains more and more... Of all the places to choose from in Washington, I always find myself roaming around Olympic National Park. Its uniqueness is only trumped by the solitude you find while walking its steep hillsides. You see, ONP (Olympic National Park) may be one of the most popular national parks in the United States...
We caught up with Mark McInnis to learn some of his tips from years of shooting in the upper-left USA.
Splitting his time between Maui and central Oregon, Mark McInnis grew up developing his photographic eye among the natural beauty of our home state with a deep appreciation for the unique surf lifestyle that can only be found in the coastal Pacific Northwest.
Greg Hatten pursues the elusive steelhead in the Wallowas of the Pacific Northwest.
Over two hundred years ago the summer home of the Nez Perce Native American Indians was in the steep mountains and deep valleys of Northeastern Oregon. It’s in the Wallowa Range in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and it’s almost as remote and obscure now as it was back then.
Chris Zimmerman visits Oregon's 8th highest mountain.
In a remote corner of southeast Oregon, generally labeled as “barren scrubland” on many maps, there is a mountain that creeps to nearly 10,000 feet, only to end in a sheer dropoff down to a starkly contrasting 4,000 foot desert below.
Chris Zimmerman shares four easy tips on how to enjoy Fern Canyon.
Slowly carved from the sandstone bluffs by Home Creek, with 50 foot fern-lined walls, and nearly constant dripping precipitation from the forest floor above, it’s no wonder Steven Spielberg chose Fern Canyon as a shooting location for Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Evan Kinkel meets up with friends from the Jennings Hotel to forage for fungi.
Wildfires are essential to the American West. Forests burn regularly, and those fires would regenerate the land, it’s a natural process the earth needs.
Perched on a rugged summit, overlooking the Cascade range, Charley Zheng reflects on life without screens from the 5000 foot viewpoint of a fire lookout
We so often get swept in the tow of busyness, of plans and tasks, meetings and chores; all between flurries of text messages and e-mails we somehow never find the time to respond to. Modern life is spent inside of screens. And while the world that exists within screens is large and abundant, without trees and isolation, you lose mystery.
Melissa Laree Cunningham carves out a few moments of peace on the Oregon Coast.
4:00am. In a small century-old house, tucked into one of the avenues in Northeast Portland, I wake to the glow of a screen sitting beside the bed. Early morning blue light has always been my favorite. But in this moment, there is only black. Blood pumps quicker with the chiming of the alarm and the realization that in half an hour, I will be driving highway 26 out to the coast with my kindred sister, Lindsey.
Jillian Lukiwski heads to the high backcountry of the Frank Church in search of elk.
I came to Idaho by way of Canada, Alaska, Northern California, Arizona and Washington. It didn’t take me long, once I began putting roots down in this state, to become interested in and then obsessed with the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness that sits like a wild, bottomless hole in the very heart of Idaho.
Amanda Leigh Smith heads to Lake O'Hara in the Canadian Rockies.
In celebration of my mother-in-law Michelle’s 60th birthday, my husband James, his sister Nadine and I all headed east on a road trip together from Whistler, BC to Yoho National Park to spend a week and hike about 40 km of trails.
Take to the skies with wildlife biologist Jamie Power as she and her team survey raptor nests in Eastern Oregon.
Around the time when powder hounds hope for more snow and gardeners anticipate upcoming warming trends, hawks and eagles have something entirely different on their minds: breeding.
Our Spring '15 Stumptown Lookbook from the lens of photographer Jordan Hufnagel.
While we were in the Badlands, I sprained my ankle about two miles into a 10-mile hike. It was super lame, and the act that gained the injury was about as un-tough as it gets. We laughed and I toughed it out best as I could, but on the way back I was slowing down considerably. As everyone faded into the distance ahead, Haven hung back with me and we slowly crept back to the cars. He’s great company and coupled with the awesome isolation of the Badlands, it turned a bummer into one of my favorite parts.
Our Spring '15 Stumptown Lookbook from the lens of photographer Amanda Leigh Smith.
My favorite moment from the shoot was on the drive out of the desert and north to The Dalles. We went over a pass totally engulfed with thick fog and it was absolutely stunning. We pulled off the highway to take some photos in the frozen grass and I caught Tally dancing in the middle of the street while waiting for the others to come back to the van. Then we stopped to climb a giant gravel mound and I was the only one to make it to the top. I’ve honestly wanted to climb one of those things since I was little kid, so that was pretty exciting.
The Danner Light Sherman is our most recent collaboration with our long-time friends, Tanner Goods. Combining unmatched comfort and Oregon craftsmanship, the Sherman boot is our most versatile boot to date, and fits exquisitely well with any lifestyle, in any environment, day in and day out.
The story behind the build of the 2X2 motorcycle in our Fall '14 Stumptown lookbook.
The Inventor of the 2X2 motorcycle was an eccentric man named Charlie Fehn. Charlie, born in 1915, was a self-taught inventor by trade and was always working on many projects at any given time. However, it was the two wheel drive motorcycle that captured his imagination.
To introduce this season's Stumptown Collection, we head back outside with See See Motorcycles, catching misty mountaintop views from the PCT and defying gravity over the dusty Oregon dunes. With a retrofit two- wheel drive Rokon in tow, we easily made it Miles from Nowhere.