more about: Oregon

Wine-country cooking classes, street art in Seattle—and more great travel finds

Now that the weekend is nearly here, it’s time to pack your bags and explore the West! No plans yet? Find some inspiration with our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

A crazy boat race to Alaska, the prettiest treehouses in Oregon, a jazz fest hits Hollywood—and more!

Is it just me, or was this week a long one? Now that Friday’s (finally) here, my sights are set on packing my bags and exploring the West. For inspiration: Here are our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

Is there a drought in the Northwest?

This piece comes to us from longtime Sunset contributor, Jim McCausland. A piece on NPR last week mentioned that California’s drought seems to be spilling into the Pacific Northwest.

Where to go this weekend: Hood River, OR

  In May, this Columbia Gorge town hits its stride: The river begins to warm, breweries open their patios, and the new waterfront park fills with picnickers.