July 2012
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Within 20 miles of downtown you’ll find an astonishing 1,200 miles of trails and 40,000 acres of parks and natural areas. as hiking season arrives, we celebrate our seamless connection to nature by mapping 32 places to get outside in every corner of
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To help you decide what to wear on your in-town hikes, we put some of Portland’s top footwear companies’ trail shoes to the test. The result? Eleven hiker-approved kicks.
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The company started by a Reed College dropout in his garage is now the world’s most profitable tech firm—and our culture’s most-envied icon of corporate cool. As Apple proposes a spectacular new store in the heart of Portland, we offer a
She doesn't have much of a jump shot, but Barbara Walker is still one of our favorite trail blazers.
The Texan behind Podnah’s Pit has some tasty pointers for the backyard griller.
Smallwares and Aviary think global—without the boundaries.
Welcome to the era of efficient eating at microrestaurants.
Keep the baby—and the chickens—away from the hungry lion, please.
The numbers behind the annual Waterfront Blues Festival are nothing short of staggering.
So where will you be spending your vacation?
Local rock stars should take a page from the Woody Guthrie songbook.
Portland techie Andy Baio resurrects Interactive Fiction at Playfic.com.
For John McCain’s daughter, it’s always 4:20 somewhere. Blame her newfound liberal tendencies on co-author Michael Ian Black.
Hangin' with hippies and clapping for cowboys are both on the cultural calendar for July.
Bag & Baggage gives Shakespeare’s bloody Titus Andronicus a transfusion of Kabuki in Hillsboro.
Monarques’ unabashed doo-wop pop is the soundtrack of summer.
Diners at Cartlandia muse about Apple, trails, and the future ruler of Cascadia.
An exclusive sponsor event showcased performances from Best Coast and Kendrick Lamar and brought in a crowd of internet-savvy music enthusiasts.
Here's a handy guide for transitioning maxi dresses from work to play.
Mead, garters, Polaroids, and rustic/modern dresses are on view this month.
At the helm of Portland Sewing, Sharon Blair is the city’s behind-the-scenes fashion matriarch, nurturing the careers of our brightest design talents while turning out her own line year after year.
To help you decide what to wear on your in-town hikes, we put some of Portland’s top footwear companies’ trail shoes to the test. The result? Eleven hiker-approved kicks.
Traversing the trails requires some serious footwear. Here are our picks for the ladies!
OK men, let's make tracks in these top-notch boots.
Sturdy and stylish boots that work for guys and gals.
Something’s afoot in Ashland, and it isn’t just the Shakespeare Festival. Explore the city’s latest renaissance.
Within 20 miles of downtown you’ll find an astonishing 1,200 miles of trails and 40,000 acres of parks and natural areas. as hiking season arrives, we celebrate our seamless connection to nature by mapping 32 places to get outside in every corner of
You don't have to ramble too far to find a scenic vista in this town.
Tell the boss you're working from home and take a tour of nearby nature.
The 'burbs have their own splendid sites that deserve a detailed look.
There's no shortage of dramatic destinations as you head north to Vancouver and Camas.
Take a detour during your commute down I-5 South, and pay a visit to some enchanting green spaces in Oregon City and Milwaukie.
Overnight adventure beckons at Oxbow Regional Park.
Let's take a moment to deliver some well-deserved thanks to those visionary folks who've fought to keep our trails and parks pristine.
Happy 100th birthday to Terwilliger Parkway! You don't look a day over 95.
Who says hiking is limited to summer sojourns? Nature is happening year-round.
A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.
Ten less-filling brews that deserve a spot in your fridge this summer.
July is a busy month for garden enthusiasts so keep an eye on the thermometer.
Watch Podnah’s Pit chef Rodney Muirhead whip up a mean barbecue sauce in the latest installment of our In the Kitchen video series.