SUMMER GUIDE 2013
Summer in the City
Our Portland Summer Guide showcases 101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season.
We're delighted to introduce Portland Monthly's first ever Summer Guide! There is no better place on Earth than Portland in the summer. Festivals, parks, picnics, outdoor concerts, 9 o'clock sunsets—the ingredients of urban bliss. Here's our take on how to craft the perfect season:
How What the Festival Became Oregon's Hottest Party: The newest 'summer camp for adults' combines three stages, dozens of music acts, and a skating rink-size wading pool.
We're giving away a pair of passes, but you have to pick up the actual magazine to enter. The contest closes June 30.
- Portland Music Festival Field Guide: Be prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.
- Perfect Summer Playlist: We’ve curated a compilation of songs from the summer’s hottest tickets for your listening pleasure.
- Best Places to Soak Up the Sun—and Stash a Body: Portland's best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain takes us on a tour of her favorite summer spots, with a few fatalities along the way.
- Portland Summer Reading List: As we were touring with Cain, we asked to share her picks for beach or patio reading, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.
- All the Park’s a Stage: Five tips for producing—and watching—Shakespeare in the park
- Trek in the Park's Final Frontier: The summer theater favorite ends its five-year mission with “The Trouble with Tribbles”—and your help.
- The Last Big Thing from JAW Playwrights’ Festival: Here's what you missed out on at Portland Center Stage last year. Don't let it happen again.
- The Portland Timbers' Other Rivals: With the Cascadia Cup on the line, our hometown team looks beyond the Seattle Sounders to tackle their friendlier, Canadian rivals.
- Play Like a Kid This Summer: Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Keep Portland Weird.” We know. (Here’s how.)
- Summer Fun for the Family on $50 a Day: From your a.m. sip to Happy Hour, with plenty of kid-friendly activities in between (rain or shine).
- The Perfect Portland Picnic Challenge: We gave three chefs $50 to spend at their favorite markets for a ready-to-eat BYOB meal (bring your own blanket, that is).
- Pitchers to the People!: Hosting a shindig? Consider a batch of these classic cocktails to quench your crowd.
- Portland Summer Calendar: The definitive guide to the city's hottest events in June, July, and August.