I’m Not a Hoarder


Let’s be honest with ourselves here: We’re all hoarders at heart. The difference, of course, lies in what items we all choose to lug around, collect, and store. Fear not, hoarders: Northwest Self Storage will never judge you for your hoarding tendencies. Quite the opposite, actually. Need a safe place to stash your collectibles? Come … Read more

5 Gorge Hikes and Brewery Pairings

The warm days of summer have dwindled, making way for autumn’s damp and chilly bite. And while that may spell the end of hiking season for some, a true Pacific Northwesterner knows that nature’s splendor is equally as vibrant in the fall. So pack a jacket, swap your hiking sandals for hiking boots, and make … Read more

Tips for Storing Camping Gear

Camping is about finding peace in the remote wilderness. It’s about the animalistic freedom of going without a shower for days on end. The taste of smoky campfire goodness that somehow makes an ordinary hot dog feel gourmet. And for the risk-tolerant, it’s the thrill of playing giardia roulette whenever your open mouth comes in … Read more

A Movie Lover’s Guide to the PNW

Let’s be real: Almost nothing is better than cuddling in a blanket and watching your favorite movie—especially on a rainy day. But what if you could bring your love of film to life and go visit the places where they were made? Some of the most epic movies of all time were filmed right here … Read more

Store Your Outdoor Gear, Keep Your Significant Other Happy

Hobbies can either make or break a relationship. If you’re the type of person who spends most of their free time embracing everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer, you probably have enough hobbies to fill a small room, and your gear could probably fill a small house. Rather than making your significant other deal … Read more

5 Ways to Get Outdoors and Stay Active This Winter

Rain? Check. Snow? Double check. It’s safe to say Oregon has it all when it comes to winter weather forecasts. Even though Oregon’s winters are somewhat majestic, they can also give you a little bit of cabin fever if you don’t leave the house (hygge can only get you so far, after all). Rather than … Read more

Earthquake Preparedness in the PNW

We’ve all heard of the “Big One” coming to the Pacific Northwest. No, not Bigfoot or the big Oregon Brewers Festival. We’re talking about the big earthquake likely to hit Oregon, Washington, and northern California sometime in the next 100 years. That’s a downer, but it’s better to be prepared, right? Emergency supplies so you’re … Read more

5 Things We’re Thankful for in the PNW

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you already know how great it is. But reflecting on what makes it so great never hurts. With Thanksgiving on the way, it’s time for us to give thanks for living in such a friendly, comfortable, and beautiful place. In our (not so humble) opinion, here’s what makes … Read more