Surfsand Resort's bonfire s'mores at Cannon Beach
Surfsand Resort's bonfire s'mores at Cannon Beach

In the May issue of Portland Monthly, Tripster readers will:

 Start planning day and weekend trips to the Northwest best waterfront spots with our guide to the Northwest's best islands, beaches, rivers, and lakes.

◊ Find out how Oregon's coast supplies more than just sunny afternoons with friends: it's also the source of handmade sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co.

Spruce up spring sports wardrobes with this season's coolest new gear from Portland's booming activewear industry—including the five best locally designed sports bras.

◊ Get our picks for your calendar this month, from Woodburn's Tulip Fest to McMenamins' UFO Festival.

◊ Learn new travel vocabulary with our Word on the Street: Yawn Voyage.

◊ Explore how early Oregon city planning led to the protection of the Willamette Valley wine country's serene lanscapes (and how those rollings hills may look in the future).

◊ Lace up some boots to hit Cedar Butte Trail above the Tillamook State Forest.

◊ Get the story behind how Poler Stuff scaled the heights of outdoor gear to become Portland's hipster hiking brand.

◊ Get a mile-by-mile guide to our iconic coastal HWY 101's secret eats, hikes, and sights, as well as the best Waterfront Daytrips in Oregon and Washington.

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